Wednesday

grumpy monkey

dylan may be a wisp at 16 lbs, 7 oz, but she is less a baby and more a toddler every day. it is hard for me to believe that she will be one next month! dylan recently learned to wave and point, and she exercises her voice by enthusiastically identifying every baby and puppy she sees. dylan sings, talks, repeats words, and laughs loudly and often. she actively plays with her toys and delights in knocking stacks over. she is becoming steadier on her feet and navigates the coffee table and living room furniture with increasing ease. dylan will pull up on anything, and i have to make sure she's not using the recycling bin or the dog:)

toddler dylan is playful and so much fun...except of course, when she's not. sleep is a resurging battle, and she's taken to getting up several times a night. my ordinarily easygoing baby has also been throwing fits when she doesn't get her way, making diaper changes a predictable disaster.

she is not throwing up (thank you, Lord!), but eating is still a bit of a struggle. after two weeks of a least a few bites a day, dylan has repeatedly refused everything but cheerios this week, and even then just a few individual pieces. maybe she's over the mushy stuff? tonight i pulled some carrots out of our lentil soup and broke them into bits for her. i'm not actually sure she ate any, but she was pleased to pick them up and put them in her mouth without making faces, so i figure we're making progress. i hope so!

i wish i could post pictures, but blogger and my picture software are both malfunctioning, so another day...

2 comments:

Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

She sounds so precious! I just love this age.

kunderwood said...

i don't know if dylan is anything like tessa, but tessa really got over the mushy stuff and was mad if we tried to feed her anything other than table food- waaayyy earlier than my other kids. it really didn't matter to her that she didn't have any teeth! :) as a matter of fact, she threw a bit ol' fit today because i tried giving her some leftover babyfood... and yeah, i get the fits at diaper time too... ahh... independence

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