So I have approximately 74 pictures for this post. I'm only kind of kidding. At least she's cute!
|She was so determined to figure this track out. She was also mid-cough.|
This month started with Lila's worst sleep to date. Seriously, it was bad. She was sick right after her well-child appointment (ironically enough) and, once she got feeling better, her sleep went from awesome to horrible. She would play/cry/then scream for 20-30 minutes, then I'd go rock her, then she'd cry for another 20 minutes, finally fall asleep--and wake up 40 minutes later. It was a nightmare. I thought she needed less waketime, but that backfired horribly. I finally realized she needed more waketime and boosted her waketime from 2 hours to 2 hours 20 minutes. And, miracle of miracles, she started sleeping fantastically again. HALLELUJAH. Because she has to nap while Reed is at school, I try to ensure she's up by 7:15 on school days so she is ready for a nap right when we get home from dropping him off--otherwise she's still asleep when it's time to pick him up. She takes two naps during the day (2 hours for the first and about 1.5 for the second) and goes to bed at 7 p.m.
|This girl is an lover of food.|
|Apparently she's also a lover of shoes.|
Surprisingly enough, I am still nursing Lila. After my experiences with the boys, I did not think I'd ever nurse a baby this long--but she's still going strong. I nurse her four times a day (when she wakes in the morning, after each nap, and at bedtime). After I nurse her, I feed her solids. We started the month doing mostly oatmeal cereal and purees with a little bit of finger foods. Now we are doing mostly finger foods and just a little bit of oatmeal (usually at breakfast). And does this girl love to eat! I have not yet found a food she doesn't like. She especially loves chicken and peas. And she is extremely impatient about her food. Once she is in her high chair, she expects food immediately--otherwise grab your earplugs!
|Reed is constantly going up behind Lila and grabbing her in a hug. Sometimes he gets his legs around her, too, and tells me he's got her in the Cobra Clutchie.|
|Sometimes Asher joins the party.|
|And then this happens.|
|Girlfriend loves to stand.|
|She doesn't fall asleep anywhere beside her bed. So on the random occasion she does, I have to document it.|
|Just crawling through a tunnel.|
|Out to dinner with Dad.|
|Getting so good at balancing!|
|Her first time crawling up the stairs!|
|Loves the tub!|
|Asleep in the car--shocking!|
A few times, Lila has been up for a LONG time before we drop Reed off for school. If she wakes up for the day early, she kind of just has to deal with it--I can't put her for a nap before school or she will get a lame, super short nap. Usually she just stays awake and is pretty cool about it. But a few times she has fallen asleep in the car. She is SO cute! She won't stay asleep in her chair, but if I take her out and put her in her bed she will wake up but go right back to sleep. She is such a good baby!