So, last entry I didn't get to do any more photos than the one where Lydia turned 4 months old - seems like such a long time ago now that she's only days away from turning NINE months old!! By this time after ALL my other babies, I was already here talking about charts and tests and the first few weeks of pregnancy even! But that's another story for another post, I think. For now, photos!
I like this one, so I'm posting it! :) Lydia at 4 months old, wearing her outfit-for-the-day, while her brothers spontaneously ran for the little pink organza baggies that hold her hair clips, and laid them out on the floor to choose the perfect clip to match her outfit! LOVE this! :)
Two photos of Elijah (21 months) and Lydia (4 months) - my tiny sweet peas! In this photo, they happened to both be wearing tights (long story, but in a nutshell, Elijah climbs the safety gates with his toes, so tights were the solution while it was cold weather!) - the tights were from the same pack, sized 6-12 months! Elijah is such a peanut and Lydia is the squishiest chunkiest baby girly! The tights fit them both, but they were a little tight on her thighs! ;)
Look at those cheeks! She was getting so much stronger on her tummy by this age (4 months and 2 weeks old), but still had to dip her head a little to use "smiling" muscles! :)
Gorgeous girly at the park, a couple of days running. We FINALLY had spring weather, and went to the park every day to bask in it. She loves the outdoors - actually she's just generally a really happy girl in most situations and smiles a lot - LOVE her! :)
Took this photo specifically to make a record of her neck rolls!! Yum! :)
Lydie and Mummy! :)
I really don't have any breastfeeding photos of Lydia, which makes me sad! So I took this one - she was tired and getting cranky by the end of the afternoon, and before I called the boys to go home, I sat under a tree and breastfed her until she fell asleep. Since I had my camera round my neck, I decided to capture the moment! :)
Four months and three weeks old - this was taken when she first found her feet and started spending lots of time playing with them! :) Beautiful girly...
Another day at the park, this time 5 and a half months old, with Nathan (6), who kept asking me to let him hold her and take their picture! :)
Five months and 3 weeks old - she was allllmost at the point of being up on her hands and knees at this point, and spent lots of time each day trying hard to do it! She was being entertained by Elijah here - he kept trying to show her how to push a toy car along, and she was giving him plenty of attention over it, lol!
Then look! Later that same day, she did it! :)
Six months old today! :) This is one of Lydia's many "girly" looks, and I love that I caught it on camera for prosperity! She's SO girly, or at least, as far as I can tell from a baby... :)
Felt food! ;) Actually it was the pre-empting of a big traditional event which always takes place the day my babies turn 6 months old - their first food!
We do Baby-Led Weaning here, which means no purees, just "table" (or, real!) food that we eat. I tend to start my babies with a partly peeled banana. Here are a set of photos of the big event - Arthur holding Lydia while we got the booster seat ready for her to sit in, and then Lydia trying her first banana. She was not impressed, lol! She spat it out in the end and intentionally dropped the rest of the banana on the floor with a very cheesy expression, hehe! Incidentally, after a couple more tries, I gave up offering her food for another month-ish, because I deemed her not to be ready. From 7 months on, she has devoured everything I put in front of her with great joy, including banana, and she even cries when it's finished! :) She was definitely not ready at 6 months, but it was a fun first try all the same. :)
And after the first food ordeal, Nathan wanted to hold her and have me take their picture again. Matthew was busy loving her too, so he's in it as well. :) She is SO well loved by her brothers, and she adores them all!
Well, I know I have only gone from 4-6 months old here, and there are obviously more months yet to cover, but I think I will stop there again. There are so many photos! It's a relief to catch up a bit more, and I want to make a post in one night instead of adding bits over various evenings as I find time. And it's late and I'm tired now. I have lots I want to write about here at the moment, so I will try to be motivated to come back soon and finish catching up on Lydia - she has changed SO much in the last two months! She is eating, crawling, pulling to stand, cruising, and she even stood for a few seconds unaided this week! She cut her first tooth a couple of days ago (top middle left, like Nathan, Benjamin and Samuel), and the one next to it looks ready to come through maybe tomorrow or the next day. She is getting into things now, pulling books off shelves and eating everything off the floor - she particularly has a passion for paper! Her hair continues to grow, and the photos I have yet to post will show more of the joyous things I have been able to do with it as a result! :)
I love her and am enjoying her so very much! She's a darling. She breastfeeds on demand, still wakes at night, but I don't count - she's easy to re-settle and we co-sleep so I try to stay as asleep as possible! She naps twice a day right now - again, very easy to settle. I nurse her to sleep for naps, or we still (STILL!) use the bouncy chair to rock her off if a feed doesn't do it. She's placid, determined, happy, and girly. We all love her SOOOO! So very blessed to have our little Lydia Jane in our family. :)