Nursing is still going well.
Since I dropped the dreamfeed, I pump before I go to bed to store up milk. Yes, that is annoying :). But I don't think it will be something I regret ever.
Sleeping is going well. She is sleeping through the night and napping well. Sometimes she woke up mid-nap, but after talking to herself for a while (about 15 minutes), she went back to sleep.
We didn't start any new foods this week. She started to get a little rash, and I am wondering if it is because of Avocado. It just seems odd to me that she could be allergic to it, but I think she might be. I have taken her off of it to see if the rash stops returning. It was there, gone, there, and now gone. I am using lots of of Butt Paste at every diaper change :)
I did start a finger food. I just did a wagon wheel (by Gerber). It is basically a flavored toy for her :)
DROPPING THE THIRD NAP
I don't know if McKenna was really dropping her third nap or not. She was doing about a one hour nap every other day (two hour the other days), but the last few days she is still asleep after two hours. I am wondering if the disrupted third nap was due to her developmental leap rather than being ready to drop the third nap.
OUR SCHEDULEI am continuing to move things back slowly before the time change, but I can't change her much more than she is since it would conflict with the other children too much. I am also going to stop posting how much of each food she eats. I think too many people are worrying over it :):
8:20--wake, nurse, eat (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
12:20--wake, nurse, eat (green veggie and applesauce. I was also doing avocado here, but have since stopped it. I will start again if the rash is attributed to something else)
4:30--wake, nurse, eat (orange/yellow veggie, bananas or pears)
7:50--wake, nurse, pjs, story, bed
FAVORITE BOOKSMcKenna's favorite books right now are pretty much any book. But she does especially love
Touch and Feel Books.
McKenna has a few favorite toys. One group is all of these toys in this Sassy Gift Set .
- Super Baby Food
- On Becoming Baby Wise
- On Becoming Baby Wise: Book II (take note that this is a link to the 2001 printing; there is a 2008 printing, but Amazon doesn't have it).
- What to Expect the First Year
- The Wonder Weeks. (and a link to their site: http://livingcontrolsystems.com/)
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
- The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood