I am still undecided about where to put her new monthly pictures, either putting her in her ice cream chair or back in the old highchair. Not sure. We also took a couple in different outfits. She has so many cute clothes it's hard to choose! She also loved moving the chair around the room as you can see in the picture.
Eating: She still eats about the same, which means not good. So I have started to puree a lot of the veggies like I used to when she was a baby, and adding them secretly to her foods like pasta, Annie's Mac and Cheese, etc. I bought the Deceptively Delicious Cookbook and will start trying to make some of those foods. I even bought these all natural organic salmon sticks but she spits them out. I keep trying as they say it takes 10 tries before they like something.
Motor Skills: She is walking more and more but still crawling a lot too. She is at that in-between stage and still doesn't feel as confident about walking all the time, but is getting there.
Language: She signed 'more' on her own for the first time last week! Usually it took me saying it and she would do it on her own, but now she does it all the time without prompting. She uses it for everything from asking for more toys during bathtime, to 'more' stories before bed. She definitely also says her 'd' well. It sounds like she can say 'doll' and 'dog' but not sure. She has 'dada' down well for sure! Still says 'mama' here and there but not very frequently. She still does the sign for 'all done' and 'doggie' a lot on her own. She is just starting to learn the sign for 'book' and we are now working on 'please' now that she has 'more' down.
Play/Social: Each day she is doing more and more cute things. She loves putting her toys in her Coupe Car and pushing them around. She uses her spoon to feed her doll and the stuffed animals so she is really getting into dramatic play now! I think I am going to have to go and get her some pretend food items. She also loves manipulating her legos set with her Little People and building more and more with them. She loves carrying things around too. And she is still the little flirt and loves to get people's attention. If you are not watching her, she will wait until she gets your attention. She also claps all the time after she does something she is proud of!
Sleep: Still the same, wakes up once in the middle of the night. Takes 2 naps a day and sleeps from 7:30-7:30. We are still working on getting that night feeding weaned out, but we keep having setbacks. Like yesterday I had Mastitis out of the blue and had to nurse her every 2 hours to get rid of the infection. But we are trying a new technique of waking her before she wakes herself so she learns not to wake on her own to eat. The doctor said she may still be getting needed calories at night she is making up for that she did not get during the day, so I have to slowly get rid of the night feeding and working hard to fill her up during the day. She still does not like regular milk so I am trying to add some breastmilk to it so she will like it more and fill her up!!
I am so enjoy