|Happy kiddo with all the toys!|
|Seeing if Grandma can tempt her to move further|
Andi has moved past "G" sounds and is now also starting to incorporate some "B" sounds. Occasionally she'll look up at me, give me a huge smile, and just start babbling "bababababa". I love it. In other mouth news, she also now has 2 teeth!!! The first one popped through last week and didn't seem to bother her much, but the second one came through this past weekend and started to affect her sleep a bit (still the same happy baby during the day, though). We gave her some acetaminophen and lots of snuggles and I think we're over the first hump now. We're putting those new teeth to use though on all of the new foods that Andromeda is eating! She has become a food lover and wants to try everything that anyone else is eating (including the kids at daycare, which the teachers there find super amusing). In addition to last month's foods, Andi is now also eating broccoli, toast (she'll basically eat anything as long as you put it on bread...), hummus, eggs, cheese, apples, oatmeal, salami, homemade jerky, dried pear, a tuna sandwich (like I said, anything on bread), hamburgers, sweet potatoes (in tater tot form) and rice crackers. Some of it she just gums and doesn't really "eat", like the apples and jerky. Other stuff she gnaws at enough to actually make a dent, like the salami, broccoli and dried pear. And other things she is full on eating as much as she can get, like the toast, hummus, avocado, nectarines (her favorite!), watermelon, and rice crackers. She's not totally a fan of the eggs or oatmeal yet, but she was game to try. It is endlessly entertaining.
|First broccoli encounter. If we eat it and pretend like she can't have any, it's a guaranteed way to at least get her to try it...|
|Avocado toast and scrambled eggs.|
|Gnawing on an apple and some salami.|
|Hummus toast, eggs, and cheese. The hummus toast is one of her new favorites.|
|Finally a sweet potato victory thanks to some tater tots!|
My parents came to visit us at the end of June and Andromeda had a lot of fun hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa! It had been 4 months since they'd last seen her and so Andi got to show off all of her new skills and eating habits. My mom and dad have a surprisingly large number of friends in Houston, so we spent the weekend with a revolving door of visitors and Andromeda charmed them all. We get to see Grandma and Grandpa again this coming month and we're really excited!
|Happy kiddo with Grandma and Grandpa Weeds!|
|Some quick grandma snuggles before Andi was on the go again!|
The other fun event from this past month was Andi's first swim lessons! We have a lot of friends with pools, not to mention all of our family in Florida, so we want to start Andromeda on pool safety and learning to swim now. We had an orientation class this past weekend and Andi was a champ. No tears. She doesn't LOVE the water, but I think she's curious about it, so it's a good start.
|First swim lesson!|
Here are a few other fun pictures from the last month:
|Wiggly little snuggle bug!|
|Using her endless cuteness to advertise for Uncle K|
|Just, you know, chilling in the laundry basket...|
|Obviously S's influence...|
|Baby's first beer?? She didn't actually get any, but like I said, she wants to try EVERYTHING we have|
|And mommy's influence...|
And now that she's getting more mobile, this month's staged photo with the 7 Month sign was a bit more challenging. Here are a few entertaining outtakes...
|Very first shot she grabbed the paper and tried to eat it. Also for shots 2-7...|
|And trying for a repeat on shot 8.|
|Seriously... now you know why the paper was a bit crumbled|
|Her new thing is clasping her hands together. I'll take it as it means she couldn't grab the paper AGAIN|