Thursday, April 21, 2011

Half a Year

Halcyone turned 6 months last Sunday! It seems like it can't possibly have been that long since she was born, yet feels like she's always been with us.

We had her well-child check-up on Monday. She is now 24.5" (10-25th %) tall, weighs 13lb 13oz (10th %), and her head is 16" around (also 10th %). Not bad work for someone who started below the 3rd percentile. She's been eating pureed fruits and veggies for about a month, and the doctor said we can give her most foods now. Just not nuts, honey, or concentrated dairy yet.

She has found her feet in the past couple weeks. Anytime we lay her down to play or change her diaper she pops both feet up and grabs them. I caught Missy kitty and Haly playing with her feet the other morning. Missy has a thing for rubbing feet with her face, and Haly has a thing for twirling her feet in whatever they come in contact with. The other morning the two habits met! Since Monday, Halcyone has also learned how to roll from her back to her tummy.

We also started swimming lessons last week! Haly loves bath time, so we figured swimming would probably be fun too. It is! She likes to splash and have us jump her out of the water and back in. Back floating can get a little boring for her though.

Below are some pictures from the past couple weeks.








Friday, April 8, 2011

No, I Don't Need to Consider That!


Halcyone has been sampling solid foods over the past few weeks. I say sampling because so far we've found more that she dislikes (avocados, rice cereal, peas, acorn squash) than foods she likes (applesauce, sweet potatoes). I've been making all her food, but decided to try buying a few flavors to see what she likes before I make more. Right now I have a freezer full of peas and acorn squash that she won't eat! Here's a silly little narration of what went on in my brain yesterday afternoon while I was feeding her.

Me: Okay, let's try some pears today, Haly!
Haly: (excited baby waves her arms when she sees the bib and spoon, eats the entire container)
Me: Yay, we've found something that you like! Looks like I can buy some pears now to puree and freeze.
Haly: Yes, yes, please do. But, Mom, I'm still really hungry! Can I have milk too?
Me: Uhhh, honey, I didn't give you insulin for that much food.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh what?! Why did I just think that?!? My baby isn't a type 1 diabetic! That's me! I guess as little as I notice my diabetes being annoying, I'm just used to thinking about it without thinking about it.