|Just strutting around on the patio, showing off the bikini bod.|
|Daddy--willing to get soaked in the fountain.|
After a few rough nights that consisted of 3:30am wake ups and obvious teething pain, she still has only two teeth but is back to sleeping through the night again. She has me well-trained though--I woke up at 3:30am this morning and had trouble falling back asleep because I kept listening for her.
A few nights ago I had a dream that I woke up in the morning and Zuzu suddenly had eight teeth. But no. Still just the two! It hasn't slowed down her eating though, and she continues to be a hearty and enthusiastic eating, humming and moaning her appreciation for the meal the entire time she's shoving it into her face. I know this eating anything and everything trend won't last forever, but it sure is nice to see her so enthusiastic about green vegetables and Greek yogurt.
I got some cute little sandals for summer wear, but she doesn't walk well while wearing them. She is constantly stepping on the sole of the opposite foot and getting tripped up, plus the soles aren't very flexible so she's pretty unsteady on her feet when she's wearing them. We've gone back to Robeez because she walks better on the soft sole. She still wears the tiniest size (3-6 months)!
|sandals: better for sitting than walking|
Unfortunately, after months of being perfectly delighted to get dropped off at "school," Zuzu is now going through a clingy phase and she cries at morning drop off. I think part of this is that she's transitioned to the toddler room and she's only going two days a week so it still doesn't feel like a routine to her, and I know part of it is typical 13-month-old stuff, but mercy. It shreds my heart. This morning she was screaming as I closed the door behind me and then I realized I'd left my car keys. By the time I opened the door to retrieve them, she was content in her teacher's arms, looking at a book. So, evidently she screams like she'd been tossed to the wolves for all of... fifteen seconds. But the mommy guilt-trip lasts all day! Anyway, it was a fortuitous forgetting of car keys, because I felt much better leaving after that.
My friend Monica gave Zuzu a Cozy Coupe for her birthday. We busted it out over the weekend when my parents were here, thinking Zuzu would want to be pushed all around in it. She was kinda into it, but her favorite part was climbing in and out, opening and closing the door. Then she wanted to gather up toys and balls, put them in the car, climb in with them, climb out and unpack them, and start again.
She also likes to try to put all of her toys up in her mini-recliner and then climb up there and sit among them. She's mildly obsessed with bags and purses, which she also likes to unpack and pack and then try to carry with her up into the chair. I think she is a baby-hoarder.
|Another pink horizontally striped dress|
Her favorite toys at the moment are her tea set and an expired driver's insurance card. She freaking LOVES that insurance card. She tucks in her purse, she carries in her hand, she slides it across the hardwood floor, she puts it in her teapot, she puts in it her activity table. Endlessly entertaining. Best gift I ever gave her.
So that's Zuzu at 13 months old. Walking and talking and driving. And more lovable than ever.