Bella at 6.5 months

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Favorite Food: Pears
Favorite Things To Do: Jump in Jumper or Take A Bath
Favorite Toys: Lamaze Giraffe and Pink Elephant

Can sit up for a few minutes and play with a toy. Still not crawling – but trying to scoot to get to things. Log rolls to what she wants to look at. Still breastfeeding – has eaten: Pears, Bananas, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Acorn Squash, Yogurt, Oatmeal, Rice Cereal, Avocado…does not like Avocado and Banana. Is becoming fascinated with Hazel (our dog), we give her a little love-time every day. Sleeping 7:30pm-7am – wakes a few times a week in the middle of the night, but goes to sleep easily when given the pacifier. Naps for two 1-1.5 hr naps most days. On a pretty rigid routine, because it seems to make her happy. Seems like she makes a new sound every day – and then she practices it all day. Today, it is a little squeel with la, la, la, na, na, na…a few days ago it was ma ma ma ma…the other day it was naooo, naaoooo….very funny. She is such a happy little girl. She rarely cries – and smiles and laughs very easily.
Typical Day:
7am – Wake & Breastfeed
8am – Solid Feed
9:30am – Nap
11am – Wake & Breastfeed
1pm – Nap
2:30pm – Wake & Breastfeed
4pm – Walk
5pm – Breastfeed
6pm – Solid Feed
6:30pm – Bathtime
6:45pm – PJs, Lavender Massage, Storytime
7pm – Breastfeed, Night-Night!

Bella is showing her distaste for Avocado in this photo…:)

Bella’s First Hike – WOW!

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What a great day! Days like today remind me why we live in Southern California. The weather was gorgeous, blue skies, 75 degrees…I’ve been dying to try this Torrey Pines hike trail close to our house since we moved in, and we thought it would be fun to put Bella in the backpack now that she is big enough. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT TOOK US TWO YEARS OF LIVING IN SAN DIEGO TO DO THIS!!!!! My only comfort about that is that I was pregnant for one of those years, which kind of gives us a little excuse. WOW – so beautiful. The water was soooooo clear today as well – and calm. In one of the pictures you can see a pod of dolphins swimming in the waves. The paddleboarders looked like they were having so much fun. My only regret was that we did not bring bathing suits and a board to paddle out on after the hike. The pictures speak louder than my words, so take a look. Visitors – this is an absolute must on your next trip out. Jeremy was a champ, carrying Bella through all the hard parts (he said he wanted a workout!) – I decided to try it out once we got to the beach. (BTW – WE LOVE THIS BACKPACK!!! THANKS KIM!!) Bella had a good time looking around, and then got a little tired, so she took a nap. (Good to know that she will do that – we weren’t sure what would happen since we knew the hike was going to go into her nap time). Enjoy the scenery!