6 months

Our squealing, babbling little one is 6 months old! This month was filled with new experiences.

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We are starting to introduce her to different types of food… carrots, pears, avocados, bananas, and peas. She is not ready to sit in a highchair yet, so we just hold her on our lap. She likes to eat from the spoon, so airplane noises are not necessary, but Daddy makes them anyway sometimes just for fun. She likes to “talk”, stick out her tongue, or put her hand in her mouth after taking a mouthful of food, so dinnertime can get quite messy!

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We went to check out the Star Wars exhibit at The Tech. Alison met Darth Vader!

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We also took her to the beach for the first time. She’s a bit too young to be able to play in the sand, so we spent our time there walking around, watching the waves, and listening to seagulls as they flew by.

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We also went to the aquarium. She was so fascinated…

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Here she is trying to touch a seahorse!

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Other milestones:

  • She is a little “petri dish” – Jon was sick for a whole week after she got sick for the first time, then she got Jon sick again the following week
  • Can sit upright with help
  • Doing the “combat crawl” – she uses her arms to pull her body forwards
  • Likes to “hop” up the stairs with our help
  • Likes to touch our face – especially our nose
  • Tissue paper is her favorite new toy


Week 9

We had another ultrasound today! It was pretty amazing to see our baby embryo move for the first time! It’s arms were waving up and down as if it were saying “hi” to us!

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The picture shows a fuzzy image of the baby, mainly because our baby was moving around so much. We were able to see a big head, fast heartbeat, and two arms and two legs wiggling around. Our baby is too small (it is about the size of a grape) for me to feel its movements. For this, we will have to wait until about week 20 to feel movement.

Symptoms: fatigue, sore throat, loss of voice, difficulty swallowing, dry cough, chills, heavy breathing, shortness of breath, and mild fever (101F)

I have the flu. While I did get a flu vaccine 2 months ago, my immune system is probably running low due to the pregnancy. Per doctor’s orders, I’m taking Tamiflu to fight off this flu, and to prevent the more serious complication of pneumonia. For now, I’m resting at home and drinking lots of water. Jon got a flu vaccine 1.5 weeks ago, and so far he has not had any symptoms. ::cross fingers::

Food cravings: noodle soup! I had a craving for Bun Rieu and wide rice noodles. The restaurants that served these dishes were 30 minutes away, and it was well worth the drive! =)

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