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She is still not crawling and still has no teeth. But she IS a champion eater. We started "solids" early, and so far she has tried all of the appropriate first foods. This includes carrots, bananas, three kinds of cereal, squash, apple, pear, peach, beans, peas, zucchini, plums, and more. She was not so into meats, but the past few days she's been coping alright with those too. She not only loves the purees, but she has also gummed on a cooked carrot, and some baby rice wafer cookies with gusto.
With this love of solid foods, also comes the reward of solid poo. This has made our cloth diapering life much easier and more pleasant. I think that's enough on that topic for a general update post. But I'm working on a post about baby feeding, so we'll get more in depth there.
She loves Tess more than anything - the squeals and screeches of delight are often rewarded with some finger tasting on Tess's part. I am so happy that Tess is so gentle with her, and her toys, but I am not surprised. Simon is also very interested in the baby, and lets her pull and tug on his tail or face without complaining. If she bothers him, he will often get up, circle around her, and settle in on the other side of her still within grabbing distance. This also doesn't surprise me much. I think the only unknown we had going into this was how the baby would react to them, and I have to say it has been fantastic!
We have been spending our days visiting friends, shopping, running, yogaing and sleeping. We have yet to hit up the new wading pool at our park because I am slightly terrified she will have a meltdown and/or I'll drown her by accident but it's on our list of things to do. Summer has been quite lovely, but we are looking forward to our vacation out East next month. And by "looking forward to" I mean "still dreading a 10 hour drive with an infant and a giant dog and all our shit, so the weather better be good".