for the past two days the baby will only sleep if i'm holding her, which the key to that situation is giving up all hope of getting anything done ever. then, savor the satisfying heft of an almost six month old baby. what a perfect mostly wild creature it is. today while sitting on my lap at saffron, she reached out her hand most decisively, grabbed a handful of mutter paneer, and placed it firmly in her mouth. all signs point to her someday becoming a real person, possibly soon.