Bean is so totally all growed up.
On Sunday night she crawled from the living room around the couch and into the kitchen. It was the first time she's crawled from one room to the other. When she reached the kitchen door, she peered around the corner, saw me, and gave the the biggest satisfied smile to say "I found you!"
Last night she crawled 12 "steps" in a row on all fours (before her legs slide out from under her, causing her to splat on the ground). Once she can consistently crawl on all fours, we're going to be in trouble. Without the belly friction of the army crawl, Bean is freakin' fast.
She can sit and play like a big girl, reaching for toys and pulling them back to her without falling over. She can also now get from a seated position onto all fours, and almost do the reverse.
She is now a solid food eating machine. Last night she had roasted butternut squash for the first time and gobbled it all in about 3.2 seconds. Then she banged her hands on the table until we gave her applesauce with milk, rice cereal and cinnamon (her first spice!).
She is now babbling a lot more consistently, and loves experimenting with the different raspberry-related sounds she can make with her tongue. She "sings" along with us too.
And the biggest news of all: Last night she was basically starting to pull herself up. Husband was laying on the floor, and Bean was trying to scale Daddy Mountain. But her movement changed from trying to wriggle over Daddy to pulling herself up onto her feet using Daddy's shirt and lower lip as handles. It was amazing.
Bean is now changing at lightning speed. It's incredible to think that just 4 months ago she rolled over for the first time. She's so awesome.
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