6 months part 2

Today she really is 6 months old and I am floored by how fast the time has gone.  Yes, in the beginning I couldn’t wait until we got out of the newborn stage, but now I want the time to slow down so I can savor every moment of it. I am pretty sure that won’t happen and I will have to just have to hang on for the crazy ride ahead.

Let’s see, she is starting to eat solid food with mixed results.  Avocado has gotten the best reaction, but even that is just tolerated. Sweet potatoes are next on the menu and will hopefully be better received.  Rolling over has gotten easier and has become the fun new thing to do all of the time, even at bad times like while nursing. I can’t say that she enjoys the fact that she is then on her tummy, but that hasn’t stopped her yet or encouraged her to be better at flipping back to her back.  Rolling the other way always seems accidental and a little scarier.  The latest major milestone is being able to sit up unassisted.  She is still wobbly and can’t be left alone doing it, but everyday she gets a little stronger.

As for me, well it is easy to forget about me sometimes and focus on Ruby, but I am trying not to get lost.  I feel like I have settled into motherhood well and it is, mostly, everything I thought it was going to be.  I think I had romantic notions of being able to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep and now I realize that won’t happen for a couple more years.  I have finally got back into the gym and changed my diet back to being healthy.  Consequently, I have lost 6 pounds and am officially back below my pre-pregnancy weight.  I would have lots clothes to wear if it weren’t for the fact that pregnancy changed the shape of my body. Do they tell you that before you have a kid? I am sure I heard it somewhere, but I figured it wouldn’t happen to me.

There are lots of things that change once you have a baby some good some bad, but I will take all of them.  I hate to get sappy, but I could not imagine life without that little lady now.  I also can’t imagine life without her daddy.  We just celebrated our second anniversary and I am pretty amazed at all that we have gone through together and how much I love him.  I love watching him play with Ruby and seeing how excited they both get when they see each other. It is easy to forget about things that could get you down or minor annoyances in life once you get home and see their smiling faces.  I would like to say that I will blog more, but I probably won’t. Life is a little busier now and that is a-okay with me.


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