Saturday, January 26, 2013

Caraline Kate Update

Caraline is four five SIX months old!!

Yes, it has been a while so I will do mostly pictures.  But here is a quick recap: Super healthy, sweet & happy, nice Thanksgiving, great Christmas, two bottom teeth, eating solids & loving food, sitting up, clapping hands, loves to laugh at her sister.

I have adapted the Baby Led Weaning method of introducing food so that it works for us. Caraline eats large pieces, sticks, wedges of pretty much anything. So far she has had: broccoli, carrots, sweet potato, apple, banana, pear and zucchini. I know that this may be intimidating for other care givers that may feed her so she occasionally gets the "regular" baby food. She has had peas, green beans and pear yogurt. She loves it all!

Our most recent visit to the endocrinologist went very well. Caraline's levels of thyroid hormones are still within healthy levels and she is staying on a healthy growth curve. She seems so much rounder and bigger than Ellasyn was, but it is just baby fluff. She is almost ounce for ounce the same weight that Ellasyn was at her check ups. It is fun to see subtle differences between them.

~ Four Months ~
No smile. No bow. Still precious.

~ Thanksgiving Family ~
So blessed and very thankful for these three.
~ Five Months ~
A little photo bomb from Big Sister.

~ First Play date ~
Our sweet friend, Annabelle.

~ Dance Class ~
Parent Preview day - She pretty much stood like this the whole 10 minutes. 

~ Class Christmas Party ~
Santa came to visit Ellasyn's class!

~ Laughing ~
Only her sister can get her going this good.
~ Six Months ~
~ First Bites ~
Steamed broccoli and carrots. She was a big fan!

~ First Bites ~
She devoured her dinner.
~ Bath time ~
She loves bath time. Sitting up to splash in the bubbles makes it even more fun!

~ Zucchini ~
I cut the steamed zucchini into rounds instead of sticks. She had a hard time figuring it out... at first. Then, she decided to just suck the middles out and leave the edge. BLW is pretty fascinating! 
Ellasyn is doing so great. She is learning so much at her preschool and keeps us on our toes with questions.

We have had some construction on the railroad tracks in town and almost every drive to or from church requires that we talk about trains. Where are the trains? What are they carrying? Why do they have to fix the tracks? Where are they going? How many engines does that one have? She soaks it all in and asks for more.

She loves dance and dancing. We dance at least twice a day. I am looking forward to seeing her recital performance in June!

Ellasyn is already looking forward to her FOURTH birthday. Where has the time gone!? She has requested a Sophia the First theme. I hope it sticks, the ball is already rolling.

Thanks for keeping up with us!
We love you ~ The McDaniels

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