Good to see you again! I miss our club.
Lydia is right on the verge of crawling. Actually, she can crawl backward very well, but she doesn't want to do that and screams in frustration. When she tries to crawl forward, one leg or the other will not stay under her. Wearing footed suits is hampering her (we have hardwood floors) so I try to dress her in something without feet every couple days.
She is liking all foods, even mustard which was the one thing her brother absolutely hated when he was a baby. We are avoiding dairy for now, but she's had so many fruits and veggies I've lost count, as well as rice, oatmeal, noodles, and even a few bites of scrambled egg. She especially loves squash, sweet potato, and honeydew melon.
She's still nursing, and I'm still pumping at work. Down to just one nursing during my sleeping hours on more than half of nights, and every couple weeks she'll sleep through a whole night.
I got my first postpartum period. Big surprise since my first baby was 18 months before my cycle came back...but before that pregnancy I'd always had abnormally long cycles, and then when they started postpartum they were about 6 weeks for a long time, but when he was 6 years old I started to get very bad emotional PMS and started taking supplements to help with that, and either because of the supplements or because of perimenopause (I was 38 then, am 41 now) my cycles got shorter and more fertile, to the point that I conceived Lydia because I ovulated before Day 14 for the first time in my life!! My pleasant surprise.
Lydia has a very cheerful personality. Of course she gets upset sometimes, but she doesn't sulk a bit; once the problem is solved, a smile or tickle gets her laughing again. She smiles at people in public a lot. She is very popular at church, where people pass her around so much that I barely see her at coffee hour. Even in the early part of the night, when she's sleeping by herself, when she wakes hungry and starts crying, as soon as I come into the room she's bouncing and laughing because she is so pleased to see me.