My 13 month old daughter is driving me crazy. I love her to pieces but she is nothing like her brother. My son walked at 9 months, talked at 6 months by one year was on the sippy cup walking talking telling me what he wanted for lunch. He's already a year a head if not more in school we have him with the pre-kindergarten class which he's not supposed to start until next school year. So he's always been advanced in everything...
My girl...She's average. Which is fine. She's done everything "on time" (roll over sit up etc). She didn't crawl right away. She's not walking yet. She cruises holding onto things and has taken like 12 steps at one time max. So she's getting there, but it seems like such a slow process with her. I do not enjoy the baby stage very much. I'll be honest. I love the toddler stage. I like the terrible twos when they are arguing with you. I enjoy the challenge. So I'm struggling. I'll admit. I'm struggling daily with my girl.
Any ideas on how to get her to take the sippy cup? She throws it. We have every different type of cup out there and she won't take to them.
Any suggestions on what to feed her? She'll eat stage two veggies and stage three fruits, but if I give her a banana and mush it up for her she gags. If I give her chicken or pizza or eggs or noodles or rice or anything that's "adult" food she spits it out. We are still doing four to six bottles (6 oz bottles) of formula a day. (I had to give formula. My boobs never made any milk. Happened with my son as well, so this time I was prepared.) Plus three feedings of baby food. She's sleeping through her morning bottle right now so I think today I'm going to skip it and try and give her an early lunch and see if she's hungrier if she'll take to the adult food. (Which I've done before but she's older now so I'm going to try again.)
She was also had colic as a baby which was pretty bad and she still randomly has screaming moments for no reason that we can tell, but it's not often and doesn't last long.
I'm so glad she was my second baby, because if she was my first I would of never done it again. Any suggestions would be welcomed. I'm sick of being stressed about this. I keep trying to tell myself she'll eat when she's ready. But I know if she eats more she will sleep through the night and I would love so much to not get up at night. She's taking one or two bottles every night and even though my husband feeds her I'm still awake.
Sorry for the rambling.