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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Six Months

Today, Norah is 6 months old! A half a year, already!

And, it's been an eventful month for her: Rolling over, sitting pretty well on her own, and eating solid foods. Well, we use the word "eating" lightly since most of it ends up on her face, hands, highchair, and floor. But, she is starting to get used to it. And she especially likes the sweet potatoes because, well, they're sweet.

And while solid foods are exciting for her, they're even more exciting for someone else:
He just stands there and waits for some mushy tidbit to get dropped. His lurking is distracting since Norah loves her Scooter dog and as soon as he comes trotting over to her highchair, all she focuses on is looking down at Scooter and offering him her hand to lick. I foresee a LOT of food getting handed down to him in the not-so-distant future.
But aside from the introduction to the world of solid food, like I said, she is changing is other big ways, like sitting on her own:
(That's "Hugsy" -- her penguin pal -- he weebles and wobbles but doesn't fall down!)
She has also begun, recently, to "scoot" or "creep," meaning that she's learning to get around without really using conventional means, like crawling. So far, we've only observed her moving backwards and sideways; she's yet to learn forward locomotion. At daycare, they told us that she scooted herself backward into a cubby and under a chair, which is always the hazard of moving in reverse: You have less control over where you're headed. Right now, her ability to move is slow going, but I'm sure it won't be long until I put her down in one place only to turn around and find her in another.

39 comments:

Erin said...

Congrats! All exciting milestones for you and Norah.

Scooter will need to cut back on his normal food. We had to with Annie because the babies love to give handouts (intentionally or accidentally).

Are you sick of "Hugsy's" giggle music yet? Wait until you forget to turn it off and it goes off in the middle of the night. Those stupid toys have almost cause a heart attack or two in our household.

moni said...

Norah is too cute!!!

I sure could've used a "Scooter" when I was younger and didn't want to eat all my yucky food on my plate. Lucky for her and Scooter!

aron said...

soooo adorable! LOVE scooter waiting for the food :)

X-Country2 said...

Happy half birthday, Norah!!

I can't believe it's been 6 months. I remember when she was born.

Nikki said...

I love your Norah updates because then I know what Marcus will be doing shortly! I'm kind of scared about him starting to creep though! I kinda like him stationary!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

Scooter is going to need to start running with you to burn off all of his extra calories! haha! Norah is such a doll :)

Firefly's Running said...

She's such a cutie. You are halfway done with her first year.

Tiffany said...

I don't understand how some people have little kids with no dog or dogs. Without dogs you really have your work cut out for you!

Jamoosh said...

Simply horrible table manners. Obviously does not know how to use a napkin!

:-)

inmytummy said...

She's so cute. And think of it this way, you don't need a broom with Scooter there. And I'm sure he's in heaven. It's a win-win for everyone!

MCM Mama said...

Adorable! My cat still sits under Shoo's chair, hoping he'll drop something.

Heather said...

Happy six month birthday to Norah- she is getting so big! And so cute, of course.

sunapeegirl said...

Hi I just found your blog from your guest post on Run Girl Run! Nora is adorable!
Anyways, I loved your post and I love your blog, can't wait to read more!

ajh said...

You have so much to look forward to with Norah!

kelsalynn said...

Happy Half Birthday Norah! Congrats on all our wonderful achievements this month!

N.D. said...

So cute - how fast did that go, wow!! I have been thinking how nice it would be to have a dog to clean up Nick's mess!

RunningLaur said...

Happy 6 months, already!!

As I was reading this, I dropped a piece of popcorn and my puppy got a morsel of her own. Sharing the puppy feeding love.

Carly said...

Happy 6months to Norah. Time is really flying by. She sure is a cutie!

Rio said...

Happy 6 months Norah! Looks like the beginning of a wonderful relationship between Norah and Scooter dog. They both look happy!

Badgergirl said...

So cute!

Crystal said...

Ah, such a cute little munchkin! She is getting so big already.

Lorian said...

Yes, dogs and babies go hand in hand. We have two big dogs and I can't imagine how often I would be cleaning that floor if it weren't for them. My little one (who just turned one on 1-30) also has a "hugsy"...it was so funny when I saw the pic of yours because we had just been playing with it.

Xenia said...

Apparently I never crawled as a baby, I just scooted around on my butt. But I did learn forward propulsion so there's hope yet for Norah. ;)

Btw, she just keeps getting cuter and cuter.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Way to go Norah! You're doing lots of cool things now. (Rylee loved her sweet potatoes too.)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I can imagine that kids really give you an amazing sense of how fast time goes!

Jes said...

She is beautiful!

teacherwoman said...

Wow, 6 months already! What a doll!

Marlene said...

Happy 6 months, Norah! It seems Scooter is loving this phase!

Katie A. said...

I don't know how people have kids and no dog! Scooter will be an even more blessing in your life when she is eating on her own :)
Love all the pics - thanks for sharing :) Can't believe she is already 6 months old!

Carolina John said...

she is just adorable. i can't believe she's sitting up already!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh, she is adorable!!! I love that penguin pal! Where were all those cute things when my kiddos were tiny!! I absolutely love that age, enjoy as it goes soooooo fast!

MN Mom said...

So so so cute! And I see you invested in Ikea's high chair. Love it!

Lisa said...

Happy Half-year Birthday to her!

Stuart said...

Cutie patutie! Time flies and the dog will get fat!

P.O.M. said...

Hi - remember me????
Wow - She is so adorable. Last time I checked in you had just had her.

So glad to see you're still running. WIsh I could say the same.

runner26 said...

happy half-birthday to norah! look at her cheeks!!! how do you not just pinch them all day ;)

Tricia said...

she is too cute!

Lily on the Road said...

She just gets cuter and cuter every day! Six months? It's hard to believe.

You'll have to put Scooter on a diet if Norah continues to "drop" food his way....

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

She just gets more and more adorable!

Scooter is going to bet wider and wider from all the yummy droppings.

It is so exciting when they can get around on their own. Exciting and sad at the same time. They seem to stop being a 'little' baby' when they can move on their own. Littlest has a cold right now so he is letting me snuggle him more than usual. I am loving it! They get big too fast!

Have a great Valentines Day.