First 6 Months of Baby's Life: A Look Back at the Milestones

Michele Zipp
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baby girl bow in hairMeet starburst1680, brand-new first-time mom to Kathryn Grace. She's been sharing the roller coaster ride of motherhood. Here's a look at Kathryn now -- she just turned 7 months old -- and look back on the past six.

I really appreciate everyone who has been following Kathryn and I these past six months now. It has been a real joy to be able to share our ups, downs, firsts, and experiences with everyone and I will genuinely miss posting on here every week.

New this week:

Now we have a 7-month-old! It really doesn't feel like it has been a whole month since she turned 6 months. This age is pretty neat because we are really seeing her personality. We are seeing more and more of what she likes and what she doesn't like. She can make it very clear if she doesn't like something. :-)

She also is communicating more and more. She has a wider variety of sounds she makes and she seems to make them more intentionally. She still isn't signing back to us yet but that may take a little time. I think that one time she appeared to be signing milk was just a fluke.

This week she has become a little bit mobile. She figured out how to roll over her other arm so now she rolls all over the room. She scoots backward while lying on her belly sometimes, too. I might have overreacted a bit the first night she did this and worrying about baby-proofing. There really isn't that much we need to do, but I worry about what if I miss something or what if I turn my back for a minute and she finds something on the ground and puts it in her mouth. I'm sure this happens to every kid at some point but that doesn't mean I won't worry about it.

Highlights of the past 6 months:

There have been so many exciting things over the past six months I don't even know where to begin. The best would definitely have to be meeting my little girl for the first time. I wasn't the first person to see her because I was under general anesthesia for my c-section, but I was the first to hold her (besides doctors and nurses). The other things that come to mind are the big milestones like sitting up, and the small things like her first smile, first giggle, and her facial expressions. There are times I wish she would just stop growing for a little bit, but other times I'm so excited to see her grow up and learn new things. Motherhood is more difficult than I expected but it is, by far, the best thing I have ever experienced!

What has your first six months of motherhood been like?


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