Diaper: size 4/5
Clothing: 12 and 18 month
Likes: kisses and tickles, drumming on her tummy, acquiring an object she set her sights on, a favorite toy (it changes, but it seems like there is always something we know will make her eyes light up), shaking her head and hands back and forth
Dislikes: sleeping with a runny nose, mom walking away
Eating: Anna is still eating mostly purees. We rejoice that she is eating them so well! She has also gotten very good with puffs and will chew small soft food (liked cubed sweet potato or banana), if I feed her with a fork. Her iron levels (hemoglobin) were low at her 9 month check-up, so we are diligent about giving her fortified cereal daily. Oatmeal cereal, to be exact, as it turned out that rice cereal was the cause of her constipation! Prunes continue to be a staple in her diet :) She still nurses throughout the day, but is definitely losing interest and not drinking as much.
Sleep: We achieved sleeping through the night . . . and then Anna got sick . . . again!!! But we know she can do it, and that is incredibly encouraging. She is continues to take a morning and afternoon nap.
Routine: An ideal day-
7:30 First feeding of the day
7:00 Down for bed
9:00-10:00 Nurse and back to bed for the night <--- still doing a dream feed
Physically: Anna has cut three teeth on the top! That is a large part of her runny nose woes. She is kind of crawling. Her method isn't so much an army crawl as just pulling herself forward with her hands bit by bit. It is effective, though her heavy frame makes it a challenge! She is now able go from her tummy to a sitting position and back to her tummy. The splits she does would make a ballerina jealous! We love that she doesn't fall over anymore.
Communication: Anna loves to wave at people and especially loves waving at her reflection. She says all finished when prompted while eating. She really impressed a crowd at Bible study last night when she started babbling and I whispered, "Anna, be quiet," and she kept up the same babbling, but in a whisper. She copies lots of sounds the kids make and has even picked up on saying "ahhhhhh" when we go across a bumpy bridge.
Next appointment: June 29, 2017 10:30am
|Ready to eat in MS|
|Still my sweet little sleeper. Her giraffe is a favorite toy.|
(Side note, all our other kids were in a convertible carseat at this age. The new seat goes up to 30lbs!)
|Southern Miss baseball!|
|Selfies for Dad while he was in Ecuador|
|Quiet observation . . .|
|. . . "ok, I'm going for it!"|
|Her first Easter egg hunt|
|There was a lot of excitement to watch|
|Our four peas in a pod.|
(How we would fit one more baby in the bathtub was Josiah's biggest concern about having another baby. It works . . . mostly!)
|Anna's first Dave's birthday|
|Not so sure about her Easter bucket|
|But it was full of puffs, so she accepted our humble efforts|
|Pics of Anna's first Easter|
|Post dream feed snuggles are top notch!|