Weight: 22.7 lbs (99%)
Length: 27 in (83%)
Head: 43 cm (66%)
Diaper: size 3 & 4
Clothing: 9, 12 month
Likes: tongue tricks, cheek kisses, sitting in someones lap, the big kids talking to her close to her face, being tickled, playing with her toes (and taking off her socks!)
Dislikes: her bow falling in her face (pirate Anna), squished legs, long periods of sleep in the middle of the night, bottle eating
Eating: We gave Anna her first bite of solid food on her six-month-iversary. Of course, by solid I mean soupy rice cereal. It was predictably messy, but she didn't seem to mind it one bit. I think she will be a good eater like her bigs once she gets the hang of it. Up to that point she was still nursing exclusively and putting on the pounds like a champ.
Sleep: It was a rough month for sleeping! Anna got another ear infection that we diagnosed after a long night of crying. From that point on she went from waking once toward the end of the night to waking two or three times throughout the night. It was hard on everyone! We are hopeful that if she can keep healthy she will get back to a more normal (or even better than normal!) routine.
Routine: Same old, same old. We are even looser about it than we have been the last few months. Anna shows some good tired signs and we try to get her down promptly once we seen yawning and eye rubbing.
7:30 First feeding of the day
11:00 Wake and nurse
2:30 Wake and nurse
3:45 Nap (usually a shorter one)
7:00 Nurse and down for bed
9:00-10:00 Nurse and back to bed for the night
Physically: Anna is a roly poly and twisty girl. She isn't scootching at all, but enjoys the freedom of being on the blanket on the floor. I think she is close to capable of sitting up unassisted, I just don't ever give her the chance! She spends most of her time in the jumper or on a blanket on the floor. The doctor noted at an ear check that Anna's gums were a little swollen and teeth could be moving. Nothing has popped through yet! She had another ear infection and subsequent cold/cough for most of the month.
Next appointment: TBD
|Sleeping Anna is the theme of the month!|
|Ms. Kim came and we put Anna in a planter at the Galt House hotel in Louisville. |
It seemed like a good idea in the moment!
|"Get in my belly!"|
|These cheeks don't lie.|
|Trying out the "two finger throwback" just like Josiah.|
|A late night snuggle with Ms. Kim.|
|Photo op with our very own Mary and shepherd/wise man.|
|She fell asleep in the jumper. . . a fourth kid first!|
|Getting lots of help from the big kids opening her Christmas gift from mom and dad.|
It was a new pacy!
|With her Gigi on Christmas.|
|Best part of present opening!|
|Ready for her first bite of cereal.|
|We did it!|