McKenna's last week as a baby! *Sniff Sniff*
A few days into this week, McKenna bit me and drew blood. Umm...yeah, that hurt. My husband proclaimed nursing over, but I was only 5 days away from her birthday and I just really wanted to make it. I told him I didn't nurse through the yeast infection recently just to give up five days early. Yes, I am stubborn...or is it goal-oriented? Either way, I continued nursing! Yes. I made it to one year. Then we stopped. But that is a topic for next weeks summary...her pre-toddler summary.
We had a significant breakthrough this week. I can now get up and do things and she stays on quite well. We still do 10 minutes. I think McKenna is not totally sure what isn't allowed. She might think she can't move in the least. It will take time for her to fully get that it is okay to move but she must stay on the blanket. When she wants a toy, she reaches and reaches and then goes right back to her spot. I think it is cute to see her trying so hard to do what she believes is what I want.
McKenna had a tooth come through this week, taking her total to 5 with one pressing hard. The good news here is that she has turned into a great teether. Her first three teeth were hard for her, but the last two have been fine.
McKenna had her one year photos taken this week. At first, she cried and cried, which is very unusual for her. She has never done that. It took some time to get her calmed down, but we eventually did and got some darling photos.
Well, that does it. That completes her first year. It is such a bittersweet moment. I am really excited to get to the fun of toddler life--I just love toddlers and Kaitlyn is about to leave toddlerhood. But it is sad that my little baby is no longer a baby! Her first year has really flown by. I honestly feel like it has been only a few weeks since I wrote her first newborn summary. She is such a joy to our whole family and we just adore her.
I will be doing a pre-toddler summary next week for sure because a whole lot seems to happen that first week of a one year old. I am looking for input on how to go forward from there. I was thinking that maybe a summary every two weeks would be good? So a 12 month old, 12.5 month old, 13 month old, etc. Things just don't change as quickly from this point forward, so a weekly summary might be quite boring sometimes--and I have lots of other posts waiting to be written.
8:30 AM--wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath (four days a week) and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
12:30 PM--wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries or cherries). She then "helps" me put Brayden in rest time (which just means telling him to go) and Kaitlyn down for her nap. We then do blanket time followed by free play with me in the same room.
4:30 PM--wake, formula (sort of), solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears). Then time with Daddy.
5:30ish PM--dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having. Then time with family.
7:15-7:30 PM--nurse, PJs, story, prayers, bed.
- NEW On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise
- Super Baby Food
- 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