Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ch-ch-changes

Along with the New Year, the girls are doing all kinds of new things! On Christmas Eve, as Todd and I were filling the stockings, I heard Evie in her room counting out loud. She's been counting to 5 for about a month now, but on this night, she counted all the way to 10! I was so impressed, and a couple of days later, I managed to catch her counting on video. The funny thing is that she always counts up to 10 and then yells "5!" afterwards and starts over again.
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Elizabeth is making some changes of her own. On New Years Day, as Todd was changing her diaper before bed, she sat up unassisted for the very first time, and I was able to get several pictures of her sitting up the next day when she turned 6 months old!
As if that wasn't enough, once Elizabeth turned 6 months old, I was ready to let her try solid foods. I took some fresh bananas and blended them with some expressed breastmilk to make a thinner mixture so she wouldn't choke on any lumps. Elizabeth definitely approved of the whole idea!
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This is the last in the litany of baby achievements: Evie is expressing interest in potty-training! However, I don't want to jinx anything, so I think that I'll write a post devoted to potty-training once she's a lot more regular about it, so hopefully you'll be hearing from me very soon...