millie eats what we eat. everything we eat, too, or there will be h#ll to pay! she loves veggies and is so-so about fruit. we are meat eaters, and last night, she ate 1/2 of a hamburger! she also had a slice of tomato, 4 cucumber slices, the bun on the burger, and a slice of cheese. then, she nursed for 45 mins! she eats more at meal times/snacks than her 4.5 year old sister. she weighs about 21lbs now and is sneaking up on 30" tall.
developmentally, she has caught right up and we are testing her out of ei next week. she can crawl tummy up off floor, pull up, and has just started taking steps. she has about 10 words now, shakes her head 'no-no', signs more, 'talks' on phones, uses the remote (hehehe), TRIES to use the laptop, and really enjoys a good game of 'chase me until i flop down and squeal.' oh, the squealing is annoying, as she squeals for joy and for anger, but she does have a cute little squishy nose thing she does when she squeals...
she got 4 teeth in 3 weeks and is working on the other top ones (she has two on top, two on bottom, with the tops coming in first?!?!?!). sleeping. what is this you speak of? her naps still consist of 15 minutes on my lap and if i move a muscle, she comes awake screaming.
night time is sleep for 15 minutes, sit up and scream, throw yourself around, flail, scream, head butt people, nurse, bite mommy, flail, scream, hit daddy, scream some more, wear yourself out for 15 minutes, repeat. i. am. tired. i'm also so moody and i am beyond knowing how to console her at night. when she starts head butting and hitting, i turn my back to her until she stops. that increases the screaming, but i want her to know that her behavior is not ok. and no amount of comforting, consoling, rocking, ANYTHING helps her. she wears an amber teething necklace and since then her teeth don't swell they've just popped out. i don't think it's teething pain, i think it is more she just can't and doesn't want to shut down. she does better between 3 and 5 am, but then dh has to get up and his alarm goes off and then she's awake. consequently, she's a bear all day and then does that 15 min nap in arms 10-15 times per day. ugh.
dd3 starts pre-k in 2 weeks and we have to be out the door by 7:20. this is going to be interesting.
so great to see all the updates and read about the growth of the octobabies