I know it has been a long time since I've written anything on the blog. So much is going on - I can barely keep up! Anjali has gotten very good with crawling. After Jeremy posted that almost-crawling video, she started in earnest, without pulling herself, a few days later. She has also started clapping and singing. I am enjoying them both. The singing is particularly sweet. She will often join me if I am singing and sometimes, she sings just on her own. It lets me know she is happy and content. She will clap when she is excited. She is also so eager to explore her world and has become an expert stander and walker around our large ottoman.
We continue to explore new foods with Baby Led Weaning. We are trying to vary it as much as we can. Dr. Flood asked us to include black strap molasses, Vit D drops, and fish oil Frutol in her diet. Dr. Flood is so awesome and cutting edge. We started doing this on a regular basis over the last two weeks. We would have done it earlier but we couldn't get a routine and I lost the instuctions. It is messy and we try not to let her feed herself, but a bath often ensues afterwards. Anjali has been trying to stand up alot in the bath which is dangerous and thus frustrating for papa, so baths are often cut short. Anjali is often unhappy about this.
We now have a wonderful family bed. We threw out our old queen mattress and got a brand new organic queen mattress and an organic twin mattress and put them together on the floor. Wow! What a fantastic bed and a wonderful family experience. I cannot fathom putting a baby this young "in her own room". Anjali has slept next to me ever since she was born and will continue to do so indefinitely. Eventually, she will "set sail" on her twin down the hall and into her room but the passage will always be clear and she will always be welcomed back into our bed. We will probably sell the crib soon - it's had little use.