Maya has learned SO much this month!
She now says "dada" and will typically do it on command.
She learned how to sit up a lot better. I still don't leave her for very long, but I don't feel like she's going to topple over every time I take my hands off her!
And best of all, Maya has learned how to get around a bit more. She can turn around 360 degrees, and she is really attempting to crawl. She started about 2 weeks ago (when Samantha learned to crawl) but she isn't too coordinated yet. Her first attempt started by putting her head face down in the carpet, sticking her butt in the air and then getting on her toes and trying to inch forward. As you might guess, it didn't work very well. Since then, she has put her weight on her arms, but she still gets on her toes to try and inch forward. Also doesn't work very well! :-) She'll occasionally get on her knees and rock, but I'd guess she's still about a month away from actually crawling. But, you never know. Once it clicks, it just clicks.
I keep hoping that she is learning to sleep better. In the last month, I'd say she's had 2 nights that I could live with on a regular basis. Nights where she sleeps 5-6 hours at the same time I do! Usually, she's still waking up about every 3 hours. Not as bad as the every 1/2 hour-1 hour that she did for about a week, but still not ideal. But, she'll learn eventually.
She also started eating solids last week. She's had cereal and bananas. She has already gotten pretty good at swallowing without spiting everything out! She seems to like it too, because she was able to eat a whole bowl of cereal and probably could have eaten more!
And here are some more photos to round it all out!
We started "un-swaddling" her this month, a whole 2 months before her sister. It was a lot easier this time, but man, my kids really like to be swaddled!
My daily nap with Maya while her sister sleeps in the next room.
Maya and her friend Minnie, who, surprisingly enough, is only 3 months older than Maya!
Next month, on Maya's 7 month birthday, we'll be a week away from moving into a new house in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. I likely won't post until after...(got to make sure she gets her pictures on the right couch with the right teddy bear, right?)