Friday, April 20, 2012

It Was a Carrot Hurricane

Hazel has been eating rice cereal for a few weeks now
and has liked it a lot.

Today I decided to give her some carrots for the first time.
I was all pumped and ready and felt like super-mom cause I've been reading up on making my own baby food. I steamed the carrots, mashed them up, and added some water and cereal.

We got the camera all ready to document this milestone.

It started out super positive.

 Then her hands got involved and she was wiping carrots all over the place.
It looked like a little orange hurricane blew through our living room.
Luckily she was only in a diaper

This last picture was taken seconds before it all came right back up.

Then we had a sink bath.
More like a sink shower.
I held her up and Ben sprayed her off making sure to find all the baby creases.

I realized now where we went wrong.
I'm just learning how to be a mom ok?
We went at it a little too abrupt for Hazel.
My mixture was mostly carrots with a little rice cereal,
In hindsight I realize that it should have been the other way around
introducing the flavor a little at a time.

I'm not sure why I didn't think of that before.
Seriously, duh.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Half_Birthday

Yesterday was Hazel's half-birthday
 Its so weird to think that she's already 6 months old

As of yesterday 
(the exact day she turned 6 months old)
Hazel decided to change the way we do things around here.

She no longer wants to be put to sleep.
I used to have to bounce her and sing her a few songs
until she was totally asleep in my arms before placing her in her crib.

Yesterday she wanted none of that.
I now just lay her in her crib (swaddle-free too)
give her a binkie and and blankie
and walk out.

It's kind of amazing.

This last month she also learned to sit up on her own 
and started eating rice cereal

This little lady thinks that life is just so fun.
She spends most of her day kicking her legs or flapping her arms up and down.
Flapping her arms makes her a really good piano player too.

Hazel also really love kids for some reason. 
I can't blame her though, she has a lot of really entertaining cousins that think its so fun to scare her.
Hazel was born with an exaggerated startle reflex which was pretty sad when she was smaller but is super entertaining now. 
Cousins (and me and Ben) can hide over and over, jump out, and say "boo" 
and Hazel will jump
Every Single Time
and she loves it.

Happy half-birthday little girl.
I'm excited to see what the next 6 months brings us