Baby girl, you are over half a year old! You are so smart, very strong, beautiful, and flash smiles at everyone. You've done a ton this month: taken a very long (27 hour, each way) road trip, gotten a new cousin, met more family members on daddys side, gone swimming in the Lake. You have a top tooth starting to come in...I guess that means you're really growing up.
Milestones: Crawling!! We finally have a crawler (on June 30th), and a speedy one at that! She has pulled her self up to standing from sitting a few times. We think she is intentionally waiving, too; she puts her arm out and kind of flails it about when we wave at her. She's also mastered the art of 'faking it'. It's a total hoot because she will put on the saddest face ever, but then I make her laugh and she's suddenly happy again.
Likes: Those organic food pouches (perfect for the 3 weeks we've been traveling). Iz gets SO excited when she sees a pouch come out. She loves crawling, trying to steal my flip-flops, using Mackie to pull herself in to a kneeling position, the water (bath, lake, or pool), and feeding herself (chunks of fruits, veggies, or mum-mums). She's a Baby Einstein fan, too (but only when mommy needs a 30 minute break...maybe 3x a week)
Dislikes: Diaper and clothing changes. That's really it.
Schedule: Up to nurse at 5:45/6ish., then back to sleep till 8:30/9. Nap from about 12:30-3:30, depending on what time she woke up. She will take a cat-nap from 5-5:45 or 6, and then we start bedtime at 6:30. I nurse her every time she wakes up, as well as when she goes down for the night and before her long nap. We take walks with the pup, go to Stroller Strides, hit up the botanic garden, run errands, and hang out with our wonderful neighbors to fill our days. I make a point to read and sing to her many times throughout the day, and work on our flashcards a few times a week