Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And then came Christmas

As family tradition dictates, we went to a farm to cut down our tree. We went to a different tree farm than we have the previous two years and I think we found the winner! Leah slept through most of it, but we had a great time!

Then, driving home, Leah was wide awake next to the tree (which we covered with a blanket so she wouldn't get any needles in her face)!

We had a good time decorating, too! Leah was awake for this and had fun playing with her first ornament (a raccoon from Maine!) and the Christmas tree lights. I then put her on in the BabyHawk and she helped me hang ornaments.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Getting used to blogspot...

I'm doing my best to figure out how to make my blog look the way I'd like it to while Leah is in the middle of teething... needless to say, it's not working out! Nevertheless, I shall continue since I'm sure no one cares what it looks like as much as I do, haha!

Since I have not e-mailed pictures since before Christmas, I should probably try to catch up here. On December 13 Leah turned 6 months old and so we offered her solid food for the first time (I had exclusively breastfed up to this point- no bottles!). We are choosing to approach this with a method called "Baby-Led Weaning." Basically, we will not be giving her pureed foods and will follow her lead as to how much and how often she eats solids. We started her on vegetables and fruits and she is now starting to branch out a little. Her major source of nutrition is still breastfeeding but she definitely enjoys experimenting with foods. So far, she has enjoyed everything we have given her: peppers (her favorite!), cucumbers, carrots, bananas, avocados, squash, grapes, blueberries, corn cereal, shrimp, chicken, hummus, falafel, and even chili (to name a few)! Here are a few pictures from that first meal.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

And so it begins...

I've finally decided to become one of those people who thinks that their life is important enough for other people to want to read about! Haha! Honestly, though, with so many friends and family members who love to hear updates about our sweet Leah and see pictures, I thought that this might be an easier way. Time will tell if this truly works out, but for now, welcome to our wonderful life and here's a teaser pic of our beautiful Leah... enjoy!