The last two weeks has been hell. She’s going thru sleep regression and gettting/has gotten 5 teeth. Need a say more? Yes. My easy to go to sleep at night baby is long gone, bring in the 2-4 hour fight for almost a week, waking every hour to nurse, needy all day long. Needless to say I’m touch out and just want my two hour break back between putting her to bed and going to bed but alas that might be a couple more days/ week away. I’m quite sure she’s growth spurting as well. We will see later today when I get her weighed. Two weeks ago she was just about 20lbs But she’s suddenly fitting all her 12 m clothes so I have a feeling.
Eating solids has good days and bad. Some days all she wants to do is nurse and will just play with the three meals I provide. Some days she wants puréed food and other o my finger food, I try and give her both as options as she still seems to want the puréed stuff. Cheese, blues berries and pancakes are her favourites, she would just eat those if she could but alas mommy is in charge of it so she has to try weird things like pears, and cherrioes (this mornings breakfast plus pancakes(( only thing she actually ate)). I hate wasting food and a month ago and before I’d just eat what she had not but now there is now way, it’s a thrown in the ground, squashed, half chewed mess. Yuck. Still not doing well with sippy cups, she prefers drinking out if a cup with mommys help, what a pain :p might just skip the sippy cup as the dentist recommends being done with it before teeth ( didn’t even remember to start trying before teeth)
Speaking of teeth, she had 2 fully in from nov then out of no where about two weeks ago bam the two teeth beside the bottom front start showing up then bam again the top left front and then a couple days after the top right front and the top left to the front. Wow. #teethinghell <– while very true I think it’s so cool! Must hurt a lot so I feel terrible for her but it’s interesting none the less.
She’s still army crawling and we worry she will slip hands and knees crawling all together.. but she is now pulling herself up to standing and walking along couches, she had 0 balance though so she is in need of a constant spotter. She still gets around though, every two seconds stopping her from crawling on to the fireplace or front the side of the tv stand ( going for the cables at the back). Her toys aren’t interesting to her anymore she wants to figure out the world, empty boxes and the underside of the table are where it’s at, if there is a nook she’s trying to fit into it.
A new interest of hers is also books, she’s opening them, looking at pictures, touching the textures and opening the flaps, me and my husband love reading ( though I have barely had a chance since she’s been born but I digress) so this is a big deal in our home, we have book shelves full for her already and more for each stage there after. Books was one of those things I never felt bad buying for baby while waiting to get pregnant, they are gender neutral and even if baby never came they would have made good gifts. At the same time she also started to notice the tv, we don’t watch tv but we love a good movie, before now she was either sleeping or would happily play with her toys ( refer back to previous paragraph :p ) while we did so without any notice of the screen, now we have to plan our tv time out a bit more scheduled as she’s starting to drop her last nap of the day as well. That’s ok, we will survive with less screen tv time.
Diaper changes are impossible to go about without a horrible fight, i dread it each time it’s needed. I thought about mentioning it last month as it started about a month and a half ago but hoped if I didn’t It would stop. Alas it didn’t work out that way. We clothe diaper for the most part, we do disposables over night and if we do a diaper change when we are out. 1-3 a day but they are so much easier than the fight with clothe, in temped to switch completely. I’m just too cheap, that’s literally the only reason at this point. I already own the cloth ones. Ugh. The weird part about the whole thing is she’s fine when hubby changes her, I literally copy exactly what he does and she screeches and twists and turns and tries to throw herself off the table. I’ve tried every which way. I’ve completely given up on putting clothes on her, I have to do that after I change the diaper and put her down to play, which can be quite a pain and take quite awhile but it works, sometimes she’s a bit better ( still not good) if I change her on the floor but that’s hit or miss. Any pointers?
We have have been working on getting her to sleep in a crib co sleeper style for quite awhile that’s mostly gone out the window the last two weeks but it was every other night or so before that point, it sure feels nice to stretch out in bed, disclaimer I do love bedsharinng but it makes me stiff from not moving all night other then to switch side while nursing. So the plan is to have her sleep her first big chunk of sleep in the crib attached the bed then bedshare for the remainder. The night I’ve managed to get her asleep in there, it’s worked out nicely. We will probably pick that up again in a week or so ( if I surivive till then :p)