She is beginning to cut a tooth in the top center of her mouth. We can feel a corner of it poking through, and she's drooling like crazy and biting everything she can get her hands on. We think she's beginning to have teething pain, because sometimes she'll get fussy and want to bite her hands and rub her ears.
She is still not sleeping through the night. She sleeps for 3-4 hours at a time, so we usually get up with her twice before our alarms go off. She's becoming more aware in the middle of the night, too, so getting her back to sleep takes longer than it used to.
I think some of the sleeping problem is because she's still sleeping in her car seat at night, and look how big she is in it now! We have tried putting her in her crib instead, but she still only sleeps up to 3 hours there. We are looking forward to sleep training her soon. (I mean, we're not looking forward to the process, but looking forward to the result.)
She learned to roll over from her back to her front this month! This was the look on her face after the first time it happened - total shock!
She still loves playing with balloons, and Emma has kept us in stock from all her hospital stays recently. Hallie has progressed to holding/bouncing two balloons - one in each hand.
We bought a jumper for her at a consignment store and she LOVES it! She mainly swings from side to side instead of bouncing up and down, so it looks like she's dancing.
She can't sit up on her own yet, but enjoys it when we wedge her into the corner of the couch or a chair so she can see everything. She has really become interested in toys and loves it when Emma shares some of her "big girl toys".
She can grab her toys on her play mat intentionally now instead of just batting at them with her hands.
One of her very favorite pastimes is watching her big sister play. She is going to know everything there is to know about My Little Pony and Paw Patrol by the time she can talk.
We pulled out Emma's old high chair so Hallie could sit at the table with us instead of on our laps while we ate. She enjoys sitting up a lot more than lying down or reclining in her car seat, but doesn't enjoy it nearly as much as sitting on our laps.
We've also introduced pureed foods. She's had oatmeal cereal, apples, pears, bananas, and avocados. Pears are her favorite so far, but she will eat a few bites of almost anything.
She is still getting eczema on her scalp. It's not as bad in this photo as it sometimes looks, but her forehead is usually red from her scratching and rubbing it all the time. And if I'm not on top of clipping her nails, she will scratch her head until it bleeds. Poor kid.
My mom and I took Emma and Hallie to the playground on an unseasonably warm day, and Hallie had her first swing ride!
She looked grumpy the whole time. Heh!
But I worked hard to get at least one smile out of her.
The girls got matching t-shirts ("This is what an amazing sister looks like") from one of Dan's former coworkers, Marianna.
Doesn't she look grown up in this picture? We love this cutie pie and all the personality she's showing!