Smilla: month six
Month six was so full of travel & adventures for our baby girl, that I almost have a hard time now to remember it all. We had Oma (German for grandmother) visiting, traveled to Munich and back North, and then again down South to the Alps on a vacation. Every chance we got in between, Smilla was hanging out with me on the shaded patio, or rejoicing in her kiddie pool. She loves water! Wether it's the public pool, the tub or our tiny baby pool - she goes completely wild as soon as her tiny toes touch the water. She does not even care, if water hits her eyes, or nose, or if she accidentally swallows some. In fact, her love for water has been so big, that her crazy Papa is already dreaming about Olympia, gold medals and joint deep sea dives - on Mars (Taken from a direct quote).
In month six Smilla started sitting up on her own: very wobbly at first and then stronger every day. She learned how to hold on to a pacifier (finally!) and how to use her hands to take it out of her mouth. She found a new favorite toy besides "Sophie the Giraffe" - a BPA free plastic water bottle, that I filled with dry pasta shells. If only adults could get so excited, about something so ordinary and cheap! Smilla was a great traveler - just happily hanging out in her car seat playing, talking and smiling. Almost every night in month six, after we put her to bed, she got onto her knees, put her bum in the air, and rocked back and forth, grunting, until she reached total exhaustion. Needless to say, these evenings were a bit frustrating for Mama & Papa, who just couldn't understand why she would save her shenanigans for bed time! Since this post is well into month seven, I am proud to say that all her crawling exercises of month six paid off! And another milestone in month six: Smilla transitioned from baby carry-cot to sport seat on her stroller - you could say she switched to a convertible just in time for the heat!
This is what I've learned in month 6
Don't wait until July to find light, airy, figure-hugging summer clothes, that are also suitable for breastfeeding. If in need of a workout just bring baby with - Babywearing ballet class for the win! When you do transition your baby from carry-cot to sport seat make sure you also swap out rain covers! One sun hat is good, but to have several laying around is a charm. To keep that little hair I have left up in a bun, before she grabs for it. Give up on perfection! Use your days with your baby and your evenings for your personal work, even if that means one extra coffee a day. Nothing beats a vacation with another couple that just had a baby - no one is frustrated to stay at the hotel after 7 p.m.! Sing, cuddle, kiss & dance as much as you can, with her tightly in my arm, as I have a feeling it won't be long, before she crawls away from me.
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