I've gotten so far behind on my posts that I am having trouble remembering which month different things happened. Looks like it'll mostly be pictures with a few updates that I remember.
Austin was not interested in baby food so we skipped right to normal food. And she sure has enjoyed trying new things. So far, we haven't really found much that she wont eat. She loves vegetables, noodles, crackers, bananas, yogurt, etc.
Austin enjoys sitting in her jumper and watching the kids run around. Sometimes she cries immediately when you put her in, and it is tempting to get her back out, but if you wait a few minutes she is having a ball.
One thing I have found both amusing and obnoxious is that when she is done eating something or when she doesn't want any more, she will throw it on the floor or hide it under the tray. I will think she has eaten so much food, but when I go to take her out there is food smashed under her.
Her sleeping at night has improved a little bit. She still gets up 2-3 times a night, usually in the earlier part of the night then sleeps a longer stretch into the morning.
She generally takes two naps during the day. Sometimes we are able to squeeze a short third one in there, but that doesn't happen consistently. She wakes up for a few hours, takes a shorter nap, eats lunch and plays for a while, then takes a longer nap.
She also has this weird obsession with shoes. Isn't she a little young for that? Her favorites are flip flops. Whenever I wear them around her, she always grabs for them and wants to chew on them. She likes to play with the laces on tennis shoes and really just play with any shoe available. Apparently they make a great toy.
Austin also got her ears pierced this month. She screamed so hard and looked at me like, "What did you let them do to me?" But it was over soon and she hasn't touched or noticed them since.
She is definitely one of those kids that anything and everything goes straight to her mouth. It doesn't matter if she is hungry or full, she couldn't possible consider playing with something unless she has tasted it first.
Austin likes music, whether it's a radio playing, one of the kids singing, or playing the piano.
She's got some chunky thighs and some super squishy cheeks. I'm pretty sure I've never picked her up without kissing those cheeks.
Even her little wrist has a slight roll.
She also really loves bath time. She kind of liked this chair that attaches to the tub, but she seems to prefer shallow water and laying down. As she gets better at sitting up, I think she'll enjoy bath time even more.
Austin is much more stable sitting up and reaching for things, yet she doesn't seem close to crawling at all. And I'm more than ok with that. I love being able to sit her down anywhere and not have to worry about her moving around.
She does well with other people holding her or watching her, but she is definitely excited when she sees her mom and prefers her mommy to hold her.
What else can I say...she's a cutie and we just love her to pieces!