Hannah has really been enjoying trying new food. So far the only thing she really does not care for is barley cereal. She happily eats sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, green beans, rice cereal, oatmeal cereal, mixed grain cereal, and rice cereals flavored with apples. Her favorite seems to be squash which is really interesting because Tiffany told me that her son Chase's favorite food as a baby was squash! I was watching a National Geographic special on multiples in the womb and there was a bit about twins having similar food tastes because of the food they get to taste in their mother's womb that she ate while she was pregnant. I wonder if that is why boy Chase and Hannah seem to like squash? Maybe Tiffany ate a lot of squash while she was pregnant with both of them. I'll have to ask her and see. Hannah continues to get better and better with her sippy cup and has also now moved on to feeding herself veggie puffs. She's getting quite good at picking them up and popping them right into her mouth. Although, if she doesn't get one in on the first try and it gets sticky she really has a hard time because she can't seem to figure out how to get it off her fingers, nose, chin, or whatever it happens to stick to! She does enjoy feeding herself though and it's so fun to watch her. She's really been working hard to crawl and get herself into the sitting position from her belly. She's not able to do it yet and that really frustrates her. Like when she was trying to learn how to roll herself from her tummy to her back, she DOES NOT want any help and gets frustrated with herself quite easily. She's obsessive about her practicing and after she's been at it awhile with no success she starting the baby version of swearing! You can hear her muttering and grumbling up a storm with an angry look on her face. I try to make her take a break and roll her over or sit her up, but it does not good. She throws herself right back down on the floor and rolls over and starts to try again!
Well, I have several videos of her attempting to crawl and a little bit of the baby swearing to post as well as a video of Hannah petting Abby. I hope you get as big a kick out of them as I do! Most of the pictures are from a photo shoot Hannah and I did about a week ago for her 6 month birthday. I took over 150 pictures! Don't worry, I'll only post my absolute favorite (that's still a lot of them though!). There's also the promised picture of her new tooth. It's not a good picture, but it's the best I can do because you can only see if close up and if I get close enough for a photo Hannah grabs the camera lense!
Here's her petting Abby. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6017763007904431500&hl=en
These next few are all of Hannah trying VERY hard to crawl. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8751132350717752381&hl=en
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