In the midst of this, Zuzu has been challenging. Sleeping habits sort of fell apart and my once-upon-a-dream-sleeper became a baby who woke up four times a night, SCREAMING, wanting nothing but the boob. She continued to refuse purees, occasionally gnawed on hunks of people food, and nagged me to breastfeed as frequently as a newborn. While breastfeeding, she would frequently get squirmy and distracted, pop on and off, twist her head around, and frequently pinch me. I read on my Wonder Weeks app that it's normal for mothers to get frustrated and fed up with breastfeeding at this stage, and I was so glad to see that because this experience that had been so positive and delightful for us was suddenly becoming a source of irritation for me, and I needed to know that was normal and that we'd get past it.
|Say it ain't so, Ma!|
She's enthusiastic about and fascinated by new toys--especially new toys at her daycare. She also loves repurposing other household objects as toys, most especially my wallet and the package of boogie wipes, shown here:
|And how 'bout these sunglasses? I'm so cool. (Sunglasses are actually getting returned because the wrap around thing doesn't quite work for Zuzu--as you can see, her ears get flattened)|
|C'mom, Mom. What baby wouldn't want to hang out with me?|
|Hey there, Evie! My hand is blurry because I'm so excited that we are FRIENDS!|
|I think I can... I think I can... I think I can...|
She claps her hands in celebration, and grins at us when we do it. Bubble baths are still a favorite, although she's started trying to stand up in the tub, which makes it much less relaxing for Mommy and Daddy!
|Jeez, Mom. SITTING in the tub is so lame. Guess I'll just have to look at this stupid blue cup thing.|
|Hey, folks! It's a little Duck in a little duck towel. Cuteness overload.|
|Gratuitous photo of nekkid baby butt.|
She still has no teeth at all, but she's turned a corner with food and is happily eating most purees (not a fan of peas--the green veggies are a hard sell). Sweet potatoes are the clear favorite, so we're doing lots of mixing veggies with sweet potatoes. She also eats yogurt and carrots and pears and cheese and bananas and cauliflower, and a favorite treat is to gnaw and suck on whole blackberries, which she devours like a champ. We're still going slow on introducing new foods because food allergies are a concern since I have them, but I steamed and pureed a whole new batch of food this afternoon, and it's so much fun to see her tasting things for the first time (tonight was cauliflower) and opening her mouth like a little bird to get another bite.
|This food stuff, it's not so bad. And it makes for fun fingerpainting!|
|I love you, Gramps!|
|Let's walk Cooper!|
|Peek a boo is SO FUNNY. That sh*t never gets old!|
|Life is too much fun to keep your tongue in your mouth.|