She weighs around 19 pounds and is about 29 inches tall. She loves loves loves to eat and basically eats any and everything we give her. She is still doing 5 milk/formula feedings per day and also breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sometimes a snack. I have to keep reminding myself that she needs real food and I have to make sure to have stuff around for her to eat! Choking is still a concern, but honestly she has really done great since the beginning with eating. She rarely gags, and if she does she is good about pushing the food back up and/or reaching in and taking it out of her own mouth. I still cut everything up probably smaller than it needs to be, but I'm trying to gradually give her larger pieces so she can learn.
This month she rocked it in the sleep department, and Jordan and I actually feel like we can take a breath. She goes down around 7-7:30 and sleeps until at least 5:30, sometimes even 6:30! Yes, please. Unfortunately, although she sleeps well once she is actually asleep, at the end of the month she got sick with the stomach bug, and ever since then she has had a hard time falling asleep on her own. She is completely fine if we are standing there rubbing her back, but if we leave she loses it and starts throwing an absolute fit. It takes a good half hour to get her totally asleep, and it's annoying and so sad! Hopefully we can get that sorted out soon.
R is on the move! She is pulling up on everything, crawling everywhere, and pushing her walker around the house. She still isn't standing or walking, but if we hold her hands she will walk for a bit. I think walking is just around the corner! She loves to read, which of course I think is awesome. She loves sitting with us while we read to her, and she also will open books and start jabbering to herself, which is the most adorable thing.
She has 6 teeth (4 top, 2 bottom), and has started doing this thing where she crinkles her nose when she smiles. Dead. She is stubborn and opinionated and throws fits if we take something away from her that she wants. We figured out that she's ticklish on her hip bones, and when she's crawling and we chase her, she laugh and laughs. She dances to music, waves, claps, and makes friends wherever she goes.
She is the cutest, cuddliest, sweetest baby and I can't believe next month she will be a whole year old! R, we love you so very much and pray for you every day.