Winnie's been waking up at 4 or 5 lately. We've been bringing her into bed with us when she wakes up that early and usually after a half an hour of alert jibber jabber, she falls back asleep. And while I really don't enjoy being up that early, I do like these rare snuggle times.
Just one dog sitting on another dog
Miss Winifred Mary is one year old today!
She's become a master crawler and zips around with little slap-slap-slap of her hands on the hardwood floors. She's enthusiastic about crawling up stairs, can pull herself up to standing, cruises around holding on to furniture, and stands for brief interludes without holding on to anything at all. This now gives her plenty of access to pull books off of shelves, put anything on the coffee table into the floor, and transfer toys into the laundry basket.
Winnie has loads of hair and it falls into her face and covers her eyes, but it doesn't take long for her to pull any barrette or elastic out. She's up to four front teeth on the top, two on the bottom, and a top and bottom molar on the left side of her mouth. Putting your finger in there (or if you're daddy, putting your nose in there) has become highly ill advised.
She eats lots of different solid foods and does a semi-reasonable job of picking bits up in her hands and ushering them into her mouth. Sometimes she crams in a whole bunch and then opens her mouth and just lets it all tumble out. The dogs have learned what it means when Winnie is sitting in her high chair, and she is immediately surround by beseeching pooches. Rough estimate: 25% to 50% of what we try to feed her actually goes to the dogs.
No talking yet, but she says a lot of stuff that isn't words. A variety of clicking noises, raspberries, whispering shwish-shwish things, and a medley of jibber jabber. She's not quite as chill and complacent as she used to be, so there's also a fair amount of angry complaint noise that happens when she is bodily removed from putting her hands in the dogs' water bowl.
Winnie loves riding around on daddy's shoulders. In fact, she just really loves daddy. He's the best! She's also very interested in the cats and dogs, but they don't particularly enjoy her flavor of grab and tug. So she's always very happy to see them, but I don't think the feeling is mutual.
It's been quite a year for everyone; so many changes!
But the one thing I know is true, she is loved a little more each day by her mom and dad.
Visiting cousin Jae in Santa Cruz
small person food
Miss Winifred Mary is 11 months old!
There's no baby to see here; Winnie is a little kid!
We're still squeezing her into her 18 month-size clothes, but she's going to be out of those, soon! She started crawling this month and is moving pretty quickly now. She can lift herself up to standing and will walk confidently while holding on to her walker or move from one piece of furniture to the next.
Winnie has four teeth on top, two on the bottom, and then a random molar. She can pick up and cram little bits of food into her mouth and sometimes she also chews stuff up and swallows it! She can hold her bottle for herself, drink from a straw, or even from a cup with a little help.
This month, Winnie went to Hawaii, where she loved floating around in the pool. But we also had our first difficult flight with her on the way home... we were *those* people with the screaming, inconsolable baby for a good two hours.
She does more top-tier, angry crying about things these days, largely around being left in her crib when it's time to sleep, so it seems to be a new stage in which she's not quite the mellowest baby ever!
Her hair is getting long and if we don't clip it back, it falls into her eyes. She usually won't leave the clip in for long, though, so we've also been giving her little bitty pigtails.
Winnie seems ecstatic to see her stuffed animals and loveys and gets a huge smile on her face before wriggling, grabbing it with both hands, and cramming it onto her face for a bite of endearment.
Loved a little more each day by her mom and dad.
how is it 11 am and I'm just getting around to breakfast??