Nicole is celebrating her birthday by getting in a new tooth. Actually she's working on 3 of them - but one of them is finally breaking through. So welcome little birthday tooth - tooth #5.
So what is my little pumpkin up to?
Well, you'll have to wait till next week for the official stats from the Dr's visit. But she's working on crawling. She can't quite get herself moving forward yet. But make no mistake, she can get to virtually anything she wants. She has an amazing bottom schooch. She'll turn herself around 10 times on little pivots to get across the room. She's starting to pull herself up on things - but let's be honest - she's got some weight to pull up so it's still a work in progress.
Eating... I think this little girl would like to skip baby food and go straight to solids. She loves watermelon, cantelope, banana, rice, wheat toast, chicken, refried beans, carrots, and of course, cheerios. That's solid food... baby food - she pretty much looks at you with this "what are you trying to do to me look" when you feed her. But if you thicken food up with cereal she's more apt to eat it. On a good day, I can get you to eat 1 1/2-2 containers of stage 2 food in a day. Unless it's vegetables... she hates pureed vegetables. But she got some little pieces of carrots in her this week so if she'll eat solid veggies - I'm not worried about the purees.
We've realized that when she's teething, her reflux flares. So we are keeping her on her medicine through this first year. Seems like she's on the fast track to get her teeth in.
Her favorite "sayings" are "mama", "uh oh", "aarrggghhh", and "ba ba " (bye bye). She has started waving to people and started trying to clap. She's figured out "object permanence" and will drop things off her high chair constantly just to watch them disappear. If you are sitting near her - she'll lean over you to put a toy on the other side... then she'll get back to her bottom and then she'll lean over to see if it's still there. Very cute.
She is a good sleeper - going to bed around 8 or 8:30pm and sleeping until somtime around 6-7. We don't really know when she wakes up because she is so quiet and plays in her crib until 7ish. Nicole takes 2 naps (10-11 and 2:30-4:00). She LOVES her big sister and just lights up when Megan walks into a room. As soon as she sees her, she starts waving her arms and squeals with delight. It's so sweet to see!!!!
Speaking of that big sister... here's a reminder of what megan looked like at 9 months. Oh yeah - they are definitely sisters!