I can't believe it but Holly is now six months old. Its been the fastest and best six months of my life. Having a baby has brought us such joy. Holly is just the most lovely person.
Each day she learns something new; each day brings a new achievement. She is close to being able to sit up on her own. Her manual dexterity has improved so much. And we have started real foods. So far rice cereal and bananas. She was a little weary at first. We tried the cereal, but it just sat as a glob on her lip before Holly burst in tears, I'm sure she was convinced we were trying to poison her. I was a little disheartened that feeding was going to be hard. But the next night we tried again, and she really took to it. Now she really enjoys the feeding sessions. She certainly enjoys the mess she makes. Tonight we're going to try pears.
Along with the food, Holly has had lots of firsts lately. First time sleeping in a tent; first time watching mum play the cello; first time viewing wonders of the British Museum*. She loved them all. And while its a little sad to see her growing so quickly (can't they stay little babies just a little longer?), its is wonderful to watch her grow and learn and develop as a person. We are so proud of and absolutely in love with our Holly.
* Currently on display at the Royal BC Museum