Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hannah is 6 months!

Where oh where has the time gone?  I cannot believe my tiny baby is six months old already.  We were talking about her winter wardrobe and I was wondering aloud what size shirts she will wearing, and Steve pointed out she will be one in the winter.  It did not even occur to me.

Hannah hasn't hit any huge milestones this month.  She continues to improve on a lot of her skills, and is sitting well with support.  She has started sitting in her high chair and watching us at meal times so that she can get used to sitting in it and be familiar with what we do at the table.  Her neck is strong but she doesn't like to use her legs.  We are working on that in the jumperoo and doorway jumper.  She has rolled exactly.once more - today.  Rolling does not seem to be a high priority.  Hannah has definitely started some early teething, drooling and gnawing on things, but no signs of any actual teeth yet.  She can grab onto just about anything and bring it to her mouth, but only sometimes actively reaches for toys.  She is still sleeping pretty well (with some exceptions) and has started going to bed at 7:30, minutes after I get home.  I haven't missed bed time yet but I'm sure it's coming and it will be sad.

We had fancy visitors from Sweden again this month.  My mom and Caroline got to spend some more time with Hannah and my dad got to meet her for the first time.  Hannah thought her morfar was hilarious.

The next month should be an exciting one.  We are starting solids soon, and have signed up for a weekly music class.  Hannah will take her first flight on an airplane to visit her Auntie Kat.  And maybe, just maybe we see a tooth!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I have to rave about QuestionMoms...

You probably haven't noticed the blue button in my right sidebar, but it's been there for a while.  I signed up for this site through another blogger just to check it out.  I have done survey sites before and most of them either have super-long surveys (20 minutes to get a dollar, or worse, a raffle entry) or the topics just don't interest me (just because I have painted my house does not mean I want to evaluate the marketing of 5 different paint companies.)  QuestionMoms pay $1 per survey but they are nice and short and best of all, they are geared towards moms and towards you in particular based on your profile.  I am up to $17 in my account and I have gotten to look at all kinds of interesting new baby products.  I also did a phone interview follow-up for a $20 Amazon gift card!

They will start you out by paying you to fill out your profile, and bloggers, there is a separate "Power Profile" for you as well.

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