This last month has flown by! We kept so busy and I hate to say but being a mom to a walking l/o is so much more fun. She just loves going! She is so curious and always has been but now she can go check out all the stuff she wants to see.
We have been getting out to do fun stuff several times a week, lately going to the beach/water has been a top priority with this wonderful weather we are having. Not long after her birthday, we went to the beach for the first time and we have been back many times since. We love the sandy beaches with tidal pools, she can run and roam freely without tripping too much. We have been to the park a lot as well. Before parks weren’t too much fun but now that she’s walking, she likes going down the slide and running around and checking out all the different parts though, the swing is still a favorite.
Developmentally things are good, she wants to have us read books to her all the time, she brings us books constantly. We both love books so it’s a great feeling that she’s getting our passion. She thinks everything is a phone and holds it up to her ear to check. She fallows simple commands, ‘can you bring this to mommy’ ‘ come here’. She’s knows quite a few words, mom/mama/ma, dad/dada/daaa, kitty, dog, bark, duck, deer, hi/hiiii, baby, baba, no, up, what’s that? That?. She nods and shakes her head. She carries stuffies and her babies around, sometimes carries more then one at a time. She is understanding a lot that we say. She’s remembering people more often. Less strange with family/friends we see monthly rather then weekly.
I got mastitis a week or so after her birthday and my friends were awesome and watched her while I was receiving IV antibiotics at the hospital for 4 days. It was our first time being apart for 7 hours (4 hours before then) and she did great and even napped for my friend which was really surprising to me as she pretty much exclusively naps after being nursed. Luckily it cleared up the day after I ended the IV antibiotics, horrible stuff.
I got mastitis as we were starting to slowly wean, I just nursed her one time less a day and within 3 days I had it. Luckily it’s been a lot more successful since. As a disclaimer I wanted to have her self wean and I believe if you can nursing until two its important but I am just done with it. I’m hoping the next baby ( when we have one) will be different but it’s been such a stress and struggle the whole time she’s been around and I want to not have that anymore. So after a month we went from 5 times a day to just 2 or 3. Sometimes in the morning depending how sleep was the night before, before her nap and before bed.
We have always had a real struggle getting her to sleep but we have implemented her on a schedule and it’s been such a big difference. I have always been really against schedules but I couldnt survive anymore it was taking 3-5 hours to get her to sleep at night. She was unhappy and grouchy all the time and so was I. I thought we would give it a try and the first week it didn’t help night time sleep at all but drastically improved going down for naps. So we decided to try doing one nap a day instead of two, with a rigid bedtime and bam. She’s goes to sleep for her nap and bedtime no problem at all. It was like magic! 15 mins tops. I get my evening back and my sanity. As an introvert I desperately need alone time and time with my husband without her. I was sacrificing my sleep to get that time and now I don’t have too.
She’s eating a lot more solids now that we are nursing less. I worried she would starve herself as a month ago she was barely eating any solids but it was just time I guess, I struggle a bit finding food she likes, but I try not to worry about that too much. She eats what we eat but about 1/4 of the amount we do.
She’s in 12-18 m clothes and size 4 shoes.
She’s 22lbs and has been for a few months.
She had a visit to the emergency as she swallowed something. It never showed up and we don’t know what it was but it cut her mouth going down and she choked on it quite a bit. She got her first X-ray. Nothing showed up. Scary couple hours though. We think it was a wood chip or something that was digestible.