My dear little princess! I guess later on when you will read this, you will also want to see what I wrote to your brother Fei. And then you'll realize that I wrote a blog for him much more frequently than for you, especially during the first year of his life. There's nothing I can do at this point to hide the fact, really.
I hope you will not think I love you any less - that is not the case at all. Hopefully by the time you are old enough to read this blog, I will have been able to build a strong enough relationship with you that you will not even think of that. It's just that being a dad to one little baby is a totally different world than being a dad to two wonderful little kids - there just seems to be no time to do anything anymore!
While there's less time for blogging, you're bringing a lot of sunshine to our life. I just cannot help being happy when I see your wonderful smile. Any time you saw me, your mom or your brother, your smile extends from ear to ear. I must say you're the most positive person I have ever met - even when you wake up, you are immediately happy, full of life and eager to look around and learn more.
There's couple things that are totally and completely different between you and Fei. You love to eat and you are on the move all the time. With Fei, we actually never had to worry about him putting something in the mouth - he's never been a big fan of any type of eating. You, on the other hand, will eat anything you can reach. Your hand and finger coordination is already very good and it only takes a split second for you to grab something and swing it to your mouth.
We need to be extra careful at all times, even when carrying you. If there's something within your reach you'll grab it without anyone noticing. And anything that you get in your hand goes to your mouth - no exceptions. This makes life a little difficult sometimes, but the challenge is nothing compared to the huge positive side. You love to eat food!
We started giving you solids when you turned four months old. First some pureed foods that are meant for the first foods and then gradually more variety. When the spoon comes within your reach, you grab it and force it to your mouth with such power that there's just no stopping you. Often when we're eating you hold the bowl with one hand and the spoon with the other to make sure the food stays within your reach! It's hard to feed you fast enough when you're in the mood for eating, you just love it so much.
You love some foods more than others, but so far there's really nothing you wouldn't, or couldn't, eat. Quite amazingly you also haven't suffered from gas, and there's been no sign of allergies. Need to knock on the wood, but so far you've been really healthy girl, growing and learning fast!
Since you were just a few weeks old, you've always liked moving a lot. You're not even six months old but you've already been able to move to any direction for a long time. You are crawling around with such speed that it's not possible to leave you on your own anywhere. You're trying to get up on four wheels, and sometimes almost to a sitting position. You can sit pretty well if we help you up, but sooner or later (usually sooner) you see something interesting and dive towards it with all your might!
If Fei is playing with his cars nearby you like swing yourself near him and grab the car in front of him before anyone even realizes what happened. Poor Fei! He's such a nice boy that he usually doesn't even take the car back from you, but just comes crying to tell me or mom that you are eating his toy. I think it's obvious which of you two is going to be the boss when you guys grow up a little! Your mom says it's a good thing in today's world - girls need to be tough.
For the past two weeks Fei and I were visiting Finland and you stayed home with your mom. During the time she sometimes had to leave you on the bed for just a short while, and as a result you already fell down on the floor couple times. I am guessing you will be quite a trouble-maker!