:LOL i addes two new pictures too. they are the last two on the site. i will add some from our florida trip sometime soon i hope.
i am always oohhhh'ing and ahhhh'ing at our babies pictures. so sweet and beautiful.
let's see...where to begin....
language development- this is definetly the area where dd is the slowest in her development. she is talking now more, and reading aloud to herself or others, but the language is not discernable by most. she does use some words that make sense- shoes, ball, ect. other times she leaves off the beginning or end of the word- cat is "at" or "dat". i just try to affirm that she is indeed talking out loud, and be supportive of her. and repeat words that i know she comprehends. her comprehension is actually quite incredible. but for whatever reason the language is just not there yet. which is fine, bc if she is anything like her papa, she will talk non stop once she begins. :LOL of course part of the issue may be that i am not listening closely enough to discern the words dd is using- i have a hearing loss, so sometimes that makes it a bit harder.
food- dd is still getting most of her nutrients from nursing. i'd say.... 80-90%, depending on the day. she had a great dinner tonight, but that is unusual. she will have one really good meal every few days. in b/w those times, she just takes bites here and there. the foods she likes changes from day to day, although there are a few constant favorites (olives, sauerkraut, carrots, avacado).
does anyone give their dc a supplement? i know her iron is a bit low (from a wic test), so i've been thinking about it. in the mean time, i'm trying to be more dilligent about taking a multi vit. myself.
clingy ratings have been sky rocketing around here. i can leave dd w/ papa for 30 minutes, and by the end of that she is sobbing. sometimes a video will distract her for awhile, but she often sniffles while watching the video.
this makes it very hard for me to take the much needed mama time, but i'm trying to do a bit every day regardless. and the nursing, what she calls "mon-yahs", is pretty constant too, and it's not a hunger thing bc she often stops before anything starts. i'm fine w/ it all, actually, except when i hear her sobbing accross the house.
who ever said it recently, dec sun maybe?, that nursing was the best thing they have ever done- i totally agree. no matter how many times dd wants her monyahs, i am always awed by her sweet mouth suckling at my nipple, w/ my arms wrapped around her soft body. nursing is truly a gift from the goddess.
lastly- a tribal mdc mama gathering would be so wonderful. glad sm and punk got to do this together. how neat!!
brain cells running thin, must go.
love to all-