As we approach Hazel’s 10th month, she’s growing and changing so rapidly that it’s hard to believe. She never crawled, but it’s clear that walking is just around the corner. The Haze loves to pull herself up and walk around with some assistance. She also wants to speak and communicate. The dada’s abound. Her charm is overwhelming.
Her sleeps have been markedly improved, though we appear to be on an ‘every-other-day’ schedule. One night she’ll sleep straight through. The next, she’s up and struggling. It beats the alternative though.
Hazel has discovered some likes and dislikes. Mostly dislikes. And she’s not afraid to scrunch her face up and breathe angrily through her nostrils about it.
Month 6 has been a rollercoaster. From not sleeping to sleeping entirely through the night for close to two blissful weeks, to sleeping worse than ever for a week. Never a dull night. The bad nights unfortunately color everything else with a certain exhausted misery but we try to stay ever positive.
She’s so much more interactive, feeding herself small bites of food, eggs, avocados, and discovering chocolate-chip cookies with tremendous fervor. It’s amazing how curious she is about her environment and the things and people in it. And how judgmental. Hazel’s scrutiny, for a 6-month-old, is alarming. She watches with great appraisal all in her view. I think it’s a wonderful thing.