New firsts for Mae this past months: a new bed, her first dentist appointment, and attachment lovies.
Mae has really regressed in the sleep department in the last week - but I have to give her credit for sleeping in her own bed for the first stint of the night. Yes, Mae is sleeping in her very own toddler bed. I'm still working on a post on Mae's sleep, but in general she falls asleep on her own without milk about 40% of the time. For the first two weeks in her new bed she never got out of it - but in the last week or so she's figured out that she can just get up - so she gets out of bed a few times on some nights. Lately she's been sick and as a result needs more snuggling, so she's been waking up a lot more frequently. As mentioned in her 'firsts' list she has new lovies that she snuggles with. Piglet and a little blanket. I have since purchased a second set of them and they are rotated - already washed due to illness.
Yes, poor Mae has been pretty sick this past week with another virus. Lots of vomit from a bad cough. Lots of laundry has been done and many-a-piglets washed. It made for long, icky nights last week - but she's on the mend and although the cough is lingering and nights are still sad to some extent she's much happier in the day.
Vocabulary is starting to eek out of our little girl she now says: mama, dada, bruda, boooh (book), mooorrre, mek (milk), teef (teeth) and every now and then she will say UP! My favorite by far is "cheeeese" and then she smiles and wants her picture taken. Yes Mae poses for the camera, yes this mommy knows she's created a monster ... and I love it! Her signs are about the same. She also communicates by listening very well and follows instructions. I love that she's so intent on listening to us and following instructions. Mae loves to play peek-a-boo and singing If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands! And she loves to give high fives!
Mae has started to enjoy reading more and even has gotten her own Tag Reading system with some board books. She loves to push her pen onto the book and make it talk. She gets so excited. Mae LOVES her brother, loves to follow him, help him, be with him and hit him in the head. It gives her a huge smile and Ace screams for his sister to PLEASE STOP SISTER! Ah it begins. For the most part they do great together.
Size wise she still is happily in 9 month sleepers and at her doctor's appointment last Monday she weighed 18lbs with clothes on. Doctor isn't worried and neither are we. She still nurses most of the time and eats about 2 meals a day (we try 3 or 4 times a day but she isn't interested most of the time!) and has cows milk in the morning.
Mae is a sweet girl, but she gets cranky. She's not been a good napper lately and she gets quite angry and overtired. She also can throw herself a good ol' fashion tantrum when she doesn't get her way. But the good always out weighs the bad and we love every second with our Little Miss Mae. We're looking forward to what this next month holds!