Originally Posted by Swandira
He's also a master of finding little pieces of stuff -- paper or cellophane or whatever -- and putting them in his mouth. Once this summer I had to rescue a live inchworm from his little hand -- he was about to taste it!
Oh, thank goodness I'm not the only one. I'm a bit worse though. So far, I've rescued a live earwig from her mouth (shudder. ugh), not been quick enough to rescue an earthworm (extra protein?), and managed to keep one of those massive ants out of her mouth.
I have no idea what we're doing for dd's birthday this year. We're, unexpectedly, still living with the in-laws while dh job hunts. They will totally take over a birthday party, and we don't have friends with small children here yet, so I think we may just do a family thing at the house. I did get dd a doll, which she's going to be excited about. She found one at the library the other day and would. not. stop kissing, hugging, and poking at it. Her new cousin gets the same treatment, but is, unfortunately, not quite as hardy as an inanimate object.
Maren is not yet walking, though she cruises the furniture and can get both up and down after pulling to a stand. The down part was a big accomplishment, and no one was more excited than I, who no longer had to come rescue her every time she wanted to sit down from a stand.
She has a heap of sounds, and a few signs, but I don't think she's really connecting the sound to a person/thing. She was saying "bye" until a few weeks ago, but has suddenly dropped it from her vocabulary. She's also started banging her head into the wall repeatedly. I don't think she's on the spectrum, but I still find myself worrying a bit.
She (still) sleeps wretchedly, awfully, horrifically! She's up every 1-3 hours through the night and requires a good hour to 1.5 hours of intensive attention to fall asleep. I go through phases of being zen about this, followed by phases where I consider throwing one, or both, of us out the window.
No medical issues, but we were all exposed to H1N1 a few days ago. So far, so good though. As long as we don't all get it simultaneously, I think we'll manage.
I can NOT believe our babes are almost a year. Holy. We're thinking about #2, crazy enough. I thought I wanted 2-3 years between babies, and I still do, but my prolapse issues from dd's pregnancy are continuing to deteriorate and I've passed from being a surgical candidate to being on the "surgery is required yesterday" list. Since the baby-having has to happen pre-surgery, I think we'll start round two of the donor adventure in January. Crazy, crazy. I just pray we wind up with a better sleeper next time! I'm really excited to see dd with a sibling though.
I know a few of you are already cooking another babe - how's it going this time around?