Maddie is getting to be such a big girl! She is 6 months old (actually closer to 7 months!), and she has just started to do some new "big girl" things in the past couple of weeks.
She is sitting up better and better each day. She can't get herself into a full, upright, sitting position, but if we sit her on the floor, she can hold it for quite a while.
One of the teeth popped through this week, and Jim and I were both surprised at how cheerful Maddie was as it came through. Drew got his first two teeth at six months, and the day they were popping through was one of my most embarrassing experiences. I had taken Drew to a thrift store, and I had found a dress I wanted to try on. We got into the dressing room, and I had just taken off my clothes and put on the dress, when Drew started sobbing. I took him out of his stroller and held him, but he wouldn't calm down. I tried giving him a toy, nursing him, checking his diaper, bouncing him - everything I could think of, but he wouldn't stop sobbing. I tried putting him down so I could get out of the dress and into my own clothes, but he sobbed harder. I could hear people outside the dressing room talking about his crying. There were suggestions of giving him a bottle or a pacifier, and someone even knocked on my dressing room door to see if he was alone in there and if he was ok. I finally put him down, despite his cries, pulled that dress off and threw my own clothes back on. I practically ran out of the store, with Drew still sobbing all through the store. He cried the whole drive home, and when we got home, I laid him on his changing table and thought to check his gums. There they were - two little teeth! I gave him some Tylenol, and he finally calmed down. With that introduction to teething, I was expecting something similar this time around, but Maddie has done great so far. We are praying that this continues!
We are so thankful for our healthy girl!