Three Videos

Bath time - click HERE She sure loves splashing around! We do bath time every night to keep that yeasty neck clean and because its so fun!

Sitting up - HERE

And finally....the infamous JUMPEROO - click HERE.
The girl loves to jump! So much so...that we have to record her first sport injury! She jumps so happily and contently that I let her go as long as she wants to...well I noticed after a few days of having the jumperoo that she was developing a blister on one of her big toes - poor thing! too much fun jumping! we have been taking a little break from it to give her toe time to get better before going back to it. I have been putting socks on her when she jumps from now on as to avoid any more blisters... :)

So many other great videos, but I'll stop there for now. She is pure joy added to our days.


Guess who's sitting up??!

Overnight she went from tipping all over the place and face planting after a few seconds to independently sitting up on her own! Crazy! Soooo fun to watch her learn how to find her balance!! Watching Sophia develop humbles me and makes me so thankful for many valuable skills that, until now, I have taken for granted. I know this is just the beginning of getting to watch so much energy, focus, and learning take place!

Katie & Luca visit

This pretty much sums up how Sophia and I both feel about Katie & Luca coming to visit...HAPPY!!!

Sophia watches Luca so intently when he is around - he cracks her up (just like he cracks us all up!) In this pic, Luca was pushing Sophia in her swing - such a sweet big boy cousin! He also frequently would get toys for her and wanted us to intrepret what she was "saying" (very cute).

Sophia loves her Aunt Katie a LOT!

Having fun at the science center....

action shot! a little blurry!

Katie & Luca - thank you so much for coming!! We had such a great time! miss you already!

Red Pepper...yummm

This girl loves food! She is truly a girl after my own heart. So far, everything I have tried has been met with open mouth. Oatmeal, avocado (she loves!), apple, pear, peach, broccoli, peas, banana, strawberry (loves!), potato, trying to think of anything else I've given her. Anyway, here she is enjoying a little red pepper...

She holds it in her hand and waves it back and forth like she is figuring it out before stuffing it back in her mouth. :)

*Disclaimer for any worriers out there: Mom is always on hand to intervene if she gnaws off too big of pieces...so far she has done really well!*


6 Months!

Is my baby really halfway to her 1 year birthday already? REALLY?! Aiyayai!

*she eats 5 times a day - nurses very efficiently, usually only 6-12 min total. In the morning, after going 12 hrs since her last feeding, she eats a bit longer, usually 15-20 min total. She wakes up for the day around 6-7 am, eats every 3-3.5 hrs and goes to bed around 7-7:30 pm. Still sleeping beautifully through the night!

*Sophia is getting SO CLOSE at sitting up on her own...she can do it for 2-20 seconds, but is still pretty tippy and will face plant/fall sidewise without warning :) She will sit propped up for much longer and happily plays in that position

*Still sleeps on her back for naps & nighttime even though she can and has rolled over back to front, she doesn't choose to very often. She does sleep on her side a lot

*SO VERBAL - we love love her sounds, squeals, coos, babbles, jabbers, all of the above. Every once in a while, her babbling will sound like a word perfectly placed in response to us...yesterday when Eric was flying home, I said to her, 'Sophia, are you ready to go to the airport to pick up Daddy?' and I swear her response was 'yeah!' hah :)

*Her attitude when it comes to solid food? Can.not.get.enough! I'm not talking purees & baby oatmeal, she'll take a bit here or there of that stuff and make a yuck face, but actual solids (slice of peach, bite of banana, red pepper stick, gnawing on carrot, strawberry, you name it, she loves it) My goal is to incorporate more veggies, but so far everything I had given her, she goes to town. It is amazing how those two little bottom teeth come in handy! Also, she manages to suck all the juice and "pulp" off the fruit/veggie and leaves the peel. pretty cool.

*Wakes up happy (unless sitting in a dirty diaper) from naps and Eric and "fight" about who gets to get her up! She kicks her legs like crazy and grins ear to ear when she sees you!

*Sophia is so aware of everything around her...has grown to love watching dogs/cats in the room, wants to pet them, tries to touch/play with anything you are holding, of course everything goes to the mouth for her to taste. It is fun to watch her figure things out and concentrate so hard to learn different textures, feel, looks, color, etc.

*still my little cuddle-bug and sits so contently in my lap when I read her books or just want to cuddle. I hope she stays this way forever!

*Oh, and in the past 2 weeks, she lost most of her hair and is currently bald! It is so strange to see her this way since she has had a head full of dark hair from birth!

She is such a delight...see what I mean?

She found her bow....and decided she was done wearing it....

She's cute as a bald-y too :) Wonder what the hair growing in will look like....dark, light, wavy, straight? PS look at those TEETH!


Sophia has the tiniest, daintiest little feet...they are so cute.

look at that smirk! makes her look old to me somehow

the profile of an angel!

Rolls & rolls

those little bottom teeth poking out...they are SHARP!

I love these thunder-thighs! So thankful for a healthy, growing girl!!