So! Although I haven't seen V for 12 days, I've been calling every day so I can talk to her. She's now sitting up, and very keen on solid food; milk really doesn't impress her at all. We started her on solid food at 5.5 months; the breastfeeding mafia (as I've heard it called) would have it that babies have to breastfeed exclusively until 6 months. V has been bottle and breastfeeding, and we started her on solids because she seemed to get hungry very quickly.
She likes cauliflower and dislikes carrot; I'm not sure where she picked that up from.
She has a jolly jumper (the elasticated sling in the doorway) and a little walker (a wheeled harness that she can trundle along in) and is making strenuous efforts to stand up. I'm pretty sure she'll be walking early.
V is very suspicious of strangers; we tried to have my mum babysit once, and she wasn't having any of it. It's going to be interesting later ...