What Quinn is up to - -
Eating....still pretty well. She is starting to get slightly picky about some things and is able to show us what she likes and doesn't like (usually by throwing it on the floor!). Some days she loves peas, others she hates them; the same is true for cheese and strawberries. Her favorites are still green beans, bananas, and any bread and cereal. Her portions are getting bigger, and I sometimes feel like she eats as much as I do! Maybe those "big-eater" days make up for the "hunger-strike evenings," a new trend we saw a few nights this past week.
Sleeping....yikes. Generally pretty badly. A good night for Quinn is when she falls asleep at 8, sleeps until 10, wakes up and wants a drink, and then goes back down 11-6. Bad nights can be pretty overwhelming! We are hoping she goes back to being a good sleeper shortly here, especially because we worked so hard on sleep training her and getting her to fall asleep on her own. Bedtime is easy; it is staying asleep that we are struggling with.
Moving...still cruising and crawling at hyper-speed. Quinn stands independently, pushes her dolly in the stroller like a champ, but is reluctant to walk on her own. I truly think one day she'll just decide she is ready and will just take off. She is strong, healthy, and active, so no worries yet.
Teeth...everything except for the incisors! Teeth have been a real battle in our house, because they tend to come in as bloody, painful messes and bring any semblance of normalcy to a screeching halt. We will be glad if those incisors don't make an appearance for a while!
Chatting....and babbling, and beginning to form more words. It's exciting to hear what sounds she makes! Mama, Dada, bye-bye are mastered for sure, and I hear an "uh" (up) once in a while, too.
Hobbies....organizing, playing with everything, reading books (!!!), watching t.v., snacking. She was too busy in our kitchen to take a real 13-month photo. :-)
|Where she keeps one of her favorite things: the phone book!|
|Almost too tall to stand under this open drawer!|