Physically, as for keeping up, she is on the move all the time. Loves climbing up on anything she can reach, climbs up our ladder on our playground now, and climbs up on her chairs. Each month she gets more skilled at throwing her balls and kicking them and is now able to put her shapes in her shape sorter.
Eating, she loves using her fork and spoon and it works like magic in getting her to eat more because she thinks its fun to put it on the spoon and eat it. She is still NOT the best eater, eating peas for veggies only although we keep trying, and loves cheese and yogurt and is now drinking milk if I mix it with some Almond Milk.
Sleeping still from 7-7:30pm but I am thinking she may be moving closer to 7:30pm for bedtime and eating at 6pm because she is taking longer to settle while in her crib. She kind of sings to herself for 15 minutes and then finally falls asleep where as before, as soon as we put her in her crib at 7pm, she was out! She is napping from 12-3pm and we are not complaining!
We also worked on getting her to stop nursing in the middle of the night this week. I know, it took us forever to try, but I was just lazy. It was so much easier to just get up for 5 minutes and nurse her and she'd go back to sleep, than to spend a few nights letting her cry and going in and out patting her back for hours, but we finally decided it had to be done. I was not getting good sleep as I kept waking up and she would go back to sleep but sometimes I had a hard time going back to sleep myself. So far she is doing well, the first night was a long one as we took turns sitting in the rocking chair letting her know we were there but not going to get her up and she finally fell asleep. Each night has gotten better and now she only wakes up if her paci has fallen out of the crib.
Language, is still coming slowly. She can now say 'car', 'back', 'apple' and pronounces 'bubbles' really well now.
MDO: She is still doing Mother's Day Out on Wednesdays and screams when we leave her now because she has gotten clued in to where she is going and that Mommy is not going with her into her room. I still pick her up at 12pm before naps which they keep encouraging me to leave her for naps, but why when I know she will sleep so much better at home. Most of her friends sleep maybe 1 hour that day and she is a 3 hour napper. Plus, I usually rest when she naps too, so I would rather stay at home with her and not have to rush off at 2:30pm to pick her up, but maybe next semester I will try it out. She is also majorly clingy when I pick her up for the rest of the day and does not want anyone near her, even her daddy. She is definitely in the prime of Separation Anxiety right now!
She is growing up so fast! And her looks are changing daily. Some days she is a dead ringer for Todd but at others she looks like my old baby pictures. See what I mean below. The first pic is totally Todd: