We’re still traveling, so I’m not taking as much time to write here, but I still have many thoughts swirling around in my head, and Annabelle continues to grow and change on a daily basis.
Annie has started saying “dad,” though just as with “mama,” she doesn’t seem to be attaching any particular meaning to the word yet. Also, now that she is sitting up so well, she had begun trying to sit straight up in the car, too, and thus began to look rather uncomfortable in her infant car seat. I switched her to a convertible seat on Friday in hopes that she would be more comfortable.
Here she’s just playing around, not safely buckled in, but you get the idea. We went with the Britax Roundabout, which seems to be a great seat so far.
Recently, Annabelle also got to meet (and I got the pleasure of reconnecting with) the most amazing Montessorians I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Just look at this beautiful table of passionate, certified Montessori teachers! Each one held Annabelle for a bit and we all enjoyed some delicious Ethiopian food together. It was definitely a highlight of our visit!
As Annabelle is getting close to six months, the time to start experimenting with foods other than breast milk is drawing near. Originally I had planned to practice Baby Led Weaning, beginning to offer table foods from six months onwards. More and more, I am hearing moms talk about waiting until a year to offer any solid foods at all, however. At the moment, I’m busy researching the various schools of thought on the subject to see how we’ll proceed when we get home. I would love to hear about when you started offering foods other than breast milk to your child(ren), and what influenced your decisions!