I swear, I think I totally have the best kids e-v-e-r. And I know every mother says that, but that’s ok. ;) On Friday, Madeline had her six month check-up at the doctor, and as soon as Nicholas found out she was going to be getting four shots, he jumped up on the examining table and wouldn’t leave her side. I was so proud of him to want to help her like that, completely on his own. Such a good, kind-hearted kid.
When the doctor saw Madeline sitting up so ram-rod straight, she said that is the behavior of an 8-9 month old, not a six-month old who just learned how to sit up a week ago. It seems like Madeline learning to sit up was the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle for her, and over the last few days, she has taken great joy in sitting in her high chair, her stroller, a shopping cart, her bathtub and just playing on the floor.
The doctor mentioned what a happy baby she was, and asked if she was always like that, and I told her she was. Someone actually stopped me at the grocery store last week to comment on what a happy baby she is. She’s totally chill and laid back … my little Zen baby. Nicholas was very much the same way, very easygoing, but I think she might have him beat … by just the littlest teensiest bit.
We got the green light for her to start eating real food, and she has relished in every moment this weekend of exploring new textures, and feeding herself. Peas, carrots, yogurt and more, she has gobbled it up with great gusto. It seems like she is growing up so fast already, that it was just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital, and now she’s scooting around on the floor and sitting with us at the dinner table like a big girl.
Tomorrow? Nicholas’ own check-up at the doctor, and Madeline gets to play the supporting role this time.