Firstly, she finally cut her first tooth! She's been teething non-stop since about 2 months old, but it has taken over 5 months for that tooth to pop through. I think the second one is close behind. Her favourite teething remedy seems to be cold pieces of sweet potatoes. Figures it would be food! I swear that kid could eat all day long.
The second milestone is that she started crawling! She's still in "army crawl" mode, but boy is she good at it. Her world has expanded and no longer is she trying to scoot over to the toy a few feet away; now she is all over the place - the kitchen, the living room, the closet. It's been three years since we went through this with Cate, and so we've forgotten all the little dangers hidden all over the house. Time to re-baby proof.
The biggest change I've noticed is that Maddie is turning into a little girl more so than an infant. She is strong willed and determined. She has decided that she would like to stand and walk to everything and refuses to sit. She's always been a squirmer, but this is getting a bit ridiculous! I'm beginning to dread our upcoming flight to Florida!
I love that she is growing and thriving, but I would be lying if I didn't admit that I will miss my sweet little baby. This week has been a reality check and a good reminder that life keeps moving forward whether you're ready or not - I'd better catch up!