* I want to post this before we leave for Georgia tomorrow but my picture editor won't work. I'll have to update with pic and monthly bullets later.*
Here we are again, another month down. I can hardly believe that it's been 10 months and her first birthday is right around the corner. Someone hold me..or give me my baby back to hold!
According to our scale, she weighs 19lbs. It only goes by .5lb increments so she could be a little more or a little less. No way was I going to try and wrestle her to measure her. We'll just have to wait till her 1 year appt. to get another length on her. Short is what I think she is. Poor girl has no chance of being tall.
We officially have a full time walker. She'll sometimes crawl when she has her footed jammies on and the wood floor is too slippery but other then that, she's a walker. She can get herself to a standing position in the middle of the room now so no need to crawl over to something to get stood up. She still trips on her own feet and doesn't watch where she is walking so she falls down quite a bit. She pops right back up though. It's still so weird to see her walking.
She's getting her 3rd bottom tooth. I am surprised she is getting it before any top teeth but I'm sure their not far behind. Brushing her teeth and taking tylenol are a nightly routine. She rarely needs medicine during the day but since she already sucks at sleeping, it's not a risk I am willing to take.
She is completely on table foods and eats 3 meals and 1-2 snacks (depending on her morning nap and if she acts hungry for a morning snack). With more table foods came less nursing. She's down to nursing 4-5 times, 1 of those being in the middle of the night. She'll nurse pretty soon after she wakes up, before afternoon nap, sometimes before dinner, before bed and once, sometimes twice, in the middle of the night. I know that still seems like a lot but she only nurses for about 5-10 min. so their more snacks. I want to start weaning her but I need to talk to our pediatrician on if I can switch her to cows milk. I still have frozen milk so maybe mix the 2 for a bit to get her used to cow's milk. Any recommendations??
She's still slacking on the sleeping through the night. She's asleep by 7:45pm and up for the day at 7am, waking anywhere from 11pm to 5am. And when she wakes before midnight, I can almost guarantee she'll be up a second time. Doesn't make this mama very happy. She just needs me for whatever reason in the middle of the night though. She doesn't eat much so I know it's for comfort but the girl will NOT put herself back to sleep. Nap times and bedtime, she falls asleep on her own just fine, but in the middle of the night, we can let her cry for 2 hours and she won't give up. It's easier to just go in there for 10 min then listen to her cry. She'll have to figure it out on her own after I wean her. And because I want to remember it, whenever I am nursing her, she always wants me to hold her foot. It's so random but I laugh every time. She'll move my hand down and stick her foot in it. And then just chills. She'll keep doing it if I let go of her foot too.
You would think the girl would sleep through the night as active as she is during the day. She is non stop when she is awake. If she sees stairs without a gate, you better believe she is going straight for them. We're working on going down the stairs on her belly and she's starting to get the hang of it. If she's going up the stairs or has something she isn't supposed to have, she'll just go that much faster when you go after her. Her favorite thing is to be outside or looking out the windows. She loves her baby dolls and can give them kisses and love (hugs) when you tell her to, getting into cabinets and drawers and playing with dog toys. She's been waving for a few months but she really gets her wrist going now. Patty cake is her favorite song but she likes me to hum twinkle twinkle little star before she goes to sleep. I'll put her up on my shoulder after I feed her and she'll start humming if I don't.
I seriously love this girl more and more each day. She is so happy and fun and makes me laugh all day long. She keeps us on our toes but always takes time to come over to us and give us a random kiss. Even though she won't consistently say mama or dada, we try not to hold it against her. Now pass the tissues while I plan my baby girls first birthday bash.