Physical: She is now walking like a pro, climbing up onto the sofa, carefully moving over steps and ledges and turns herself around to lower herself off the bed safely. She learnt this last one pretty quickly after falling off the bed during one of her crazy, roll-around-the-bed-and-throw-yourself-around-like-a-wrestler sessions.
Mental: You can show her something once and she will often copy it straight away. She says ‘mama’ and ‘bye bye’ all the time, often when she wants guests to leave. She makes so many other phonic sounds, but is yet to increase her vocabulary. She understands so much, it is amazing. She can pick out a bear, cat, doggy dog, frog, rabbit, cheeky baabaa (chicken), baabaa sheep, lion, bird, fish, crocodile, tortoise, hippo, whale, elephant, goose, penguin and a few other beasts. She also knows apple, ball, moon, pencil, carrot, house, moon, ice cream, jam, kite, queen, tree and a few more.
Teeth: Fenn has 4 top front and two bottom front teeth. She still likes brushing her teeth, and she had her first trip to the dentist today. The dentist didn’t have too much luck getting inside her mouth, but it gets her used to going from an early age.
Food: She still loves her food. She is a greedy guzzler and will graze all day long, but she adores fruit, peas and beetroot.
She is still breastfed but we are starting to reduce the number of feeds now. She only feeds first thing when she wakes up, occasionally if she has a morning nap, then before bed and once or twice in the night.
Sleep: I feel like we are finally getting somewhere! She goes down like a dream at 7pm ish everynight. She goes down awake and gets herself off to sleep without a fuss (usually). She wakes up at around midnight for a feed, but if she wakes earlier, I go in, give her a cuddle and tell her it is ‘night night time’ and she goes back off to sleep. She will wake again about 4.30 ans then get up for the day at 6.30ish, but I am slowly extending the time between bedtime and 1st feed, with the aim of losing the 4.30am feed in the next few weeks.etween bedtime and 1st feed, with the aim of losing the 4.30am feed in the next few weeks.
We went to see Father Christmas again, and Fenn hasn’t changed her mind about him!
- Weight 21lbs 9oz.
- Height: I will measure her today and update later.
- Teeth: Four top front and two bottom front, perfect for the nipple bite. Ooouuuuch!
- Loves: Raiding the fridge and tipping blueberries/ Brussels sprouts/ radishes all over the kitchen floor. Waving at planes, busses, diggers etc, books, nursery rhymes on the iPad, Budson, beetroot, satsumas, mince pies and running away giggling when I call her to me.
- Hates: Broccoli, spinach.