How can it be that my baby, my baby of all my babies, is going to be ONE in less than two months. Cue all the tears and all the wine. Please and thank you. I can't handle it.
Crawling has taken on a new life of its own. It didn't take this girl long to pick up speed and start moving around the house like it was her job. Constantly chasing big sister, she's crawling at full speed. Oh, and starting to crawl up the stairs. And also pulling up to standing. MAKE IT STOP! I thought for sure that I would be blessed with a late walker considering Kaitlin took her first steps at 10.5 months. I dont think Lauren will make it there quite that early but man she is learning fast. She is already pulling herself up to standing using furniture, toys, even just the wall or door. And climbing stairs - yup, she learned that one real fast!
Also, I know I say this every month, but she is literally the happiest baby ever. That smile, man oh man. It just melts us. She's still working on getting those top teeth to come it - that puts the tally at SIX teeth so far. Slowly but surely they are making their way in.
As to be expected all of the crawling and standing and motor developments have disrupted her naps. I'm so glad that I can be a *little* bit more relaxed about all of this the second time around. I guess being the second child is good in that aspect :) She is still waking up once a night to eat, but the time is getting later and later so I am hoping that she drops that soon. I thought about sleep training her but honestly, at this point, it's easier for me to just go in and feed her and then everyone can go back to sleep. I love sleep. Did you know that? I need all the sleep I can get.
Speaking of eating, solids are still going well and she is quite the good eater! We got the OK from the pedi at 9 mos to go ahead and try solids but we haven't done it yet. I'm nervous she is going to have a bad reaction and also I dont want to hurt her tummy if I dont have to. I will get there, but for now I'm just leaving it alone. I have given her a couple of things made with dairy (waffles and pancakes) and so far so good...hopefully that is a good sign! She continues to LOVE all fruits and all vegetables, even oatmeal (real, not baby) and some kinds of beans. Roasted chicken is her jam....let's hope she stays this way in the long run :)