Halfy Birthday, Cecilia!

Today marks six months since Cecilia punched her way out into the open. Some pictures that I got before her diaper leaked poop all over the onesie:

It was very hard to get one on her back because she kept rolling over

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She amazes me

Can you believe Cecilia will be six months old tomorrow! That’s half a year! When, how, did that happen? She is constantly growing more capable and confident. I love getting to watch her learn and develop – it’s fascinating, and I’m often amazed at how much she takes in and figures out for herself.

First, there’s her sheer size. Her 6-month well visit isn’t for another two weeks so I’m not sure of her weight, but when I stand on the scale then pick her up it reads a difference of 16 pounds. An inaccurate measure, but probably not too far off. This morning I put her in 9-month clothing and it’s only a little big. Her 6-month stuff was really starting to stretch out!

You can see the stretch a bit here, in the feet and around the diaper.

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Rolling, and a Monkey: a drama in three acts

In my hurry to get that video posted the other day before something happened (Cecilia woke up? or got hungry? or got tired of playing on the floor? or something) I forgot the all-important disclaimer that she hadn’t actually managed to roll over yet. Sorry for being such a tease.

Well, that changed yesterday. I watched her try for almost half an hour after her first nap (the girl’s determined!), decided she’d be practicing for a few more days before she got it, and turned my attention to reading something. I looked back a minute later, and it took me a little while to register that she was on her stomach, and I had set her down on her back.

Moments after she rolled, looking very proud of herself

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Cecilia Fix

I realize that I haven’t supplied Cecilia’s rabid fans with any new material lately. Sorry about that! I’m just going to leave this video here for now, and you can watch it on a loop until I get myself to fill in the last month and a half (has it really been that long? Oh boy.) of life. Continue reading

Tummy Time and the Advent of Winter (but not Advent)

Last week, Cecilia rolled onto her back three times. I think it was mostly an accident of how I set her down – she had her elbows under her already, so she didn’t have to work as hard. She hasn’t done it since, and I sure didn’t capture it on video. Actually, I didn’t see any of the rolls myself, only the confusion of a baby who didn’t know how she was suddenly facing up instead of down.

I did take several videos of her during tummy time though, in hopes that she might roll again. You can see that she’s giving it her best effort, but she hasn’t quite figured out how it happened in the first place.

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