I'm sitting here watching Aurora experiment with a sock. A clean sock, not worn since its last washing. She picked it up from a pile of laundry I had sorted and started by turning it around in her hands. Then she tasted it and yanked it out of her mouth with a sour look on her face. Then she tasted it again, and bit down on it, then yanked it out of her mouth, letting it stretch and whip out from between her clamped gums. She seems to like the sensation of the sock between her gums. There she goes again, and again.
Uh oh, now she's abandoned the sock and has rolled over to a toddler-sized shoe we were recently given. If I weren't typing this, then I would probably rescue it from her (or her from it?)... nevermind, she just wanted to look at it, not taste it. :) Back to the socks.... soggy, dribbly socks anyone?
Silly girl. Now I need to go rescue one of my nicely stacked piles of clothing before she pulls it over. Bye now.
Aurora has finally seen fit to roll over. She first rolled over when she was 3 months old, but must have decided she didn't like it. Now, at nearly 6 months, she has discovered that rolling over can help her get places and retrieve items she wants. So now she rolls over a lot! I'm often surprised where I find her.
Since this was a fairly boring video, I'm including a bonus "flashback" video. :) Here's Aurora at a month old showing off her precious pout. :)
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Aurora has a new toy. It is called a "ball." The strange thing about this ball is that it keeps moving when she drops it, unlike her other toys which stay where they fall. She's not sure if she prefers the pesky ball that keeps running away from her or her toes which are almost always in reach. :) It's a good thing she has two of these "ball" things, otherwise she would never be able to play with one because it would always be out of reach. But in trying to reach one, she generally ends up near one or the other.
She's discovered that furniture is useful in chasing after these rolling things: scoot around so her feet are against the furniture and then push off--going in a completely different direction than she probably intended. Eventually she ends up somewhere near one of the balls and either kicks it farther away by accident or manages to grasp it for a few minutes of examination. Or she gives up and chews on her toes.
This past week Aurora has discovered that she can (almost) do two new things.
First, we have playing on the computer:
I found a free program online which makes it so that, when the program is running, nothing happens if Aurora smacks the keyboard. Instead, fun pictures, letters and noises play. She seems to really like the game. How long my keyboard will hold up, who knows...
Second, we have sitting up. Kind of....
Yay! She fell over almost as soon as I took this photo. So she needs a bit of practice. But she's getting there!