Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Selah - 1 year

I don't know how it happened - but Selah is one. In some ways she seems so big and in other ways she is still so small. Here are some of the things she is up to.

Teeth: Still only has her bottom two. I think she might be getting her top two in (at least I hope that is why she has been so grumpy) but you can't see anything yet.

Eating: Selah enjoys eating. She loves peas and carrots, avocados, corn, potatoes, peaches and bananas. She will eat meat, but doesn't devour it. She has recently discovered graham crackers and LOVES them. She also likes fruit leathers and puffs. She has had strawberries, pancakes, waffles, and I found her licking my plate that had peanut butter on it the other day. The only food group we have been avoiding is dairy, and we will ask our pediatrician about that when we go in for her check up.
Nursing: Selah still loves to nurse and nurses 3-4 times a day. She also nurses 2-3 times at night. For a few weeks she was only nursing off of one side and I had to pump off of the other and she took the milk in a sippy cup without any complaint. I am hoping that is a good sign that she will wean sooner than Ephraim did (22 months).

Sleeping: I didn't think it was possible to have a worse sleeper than Ephraim - but I was wrong. For a few weeks last month she was up every 30-45 minutes. We worked past that and she is now up every 1-2 hours. She had been waking up when I would check on her before I went to bed, so I have stopped checking on her. She is still waking up and then will take at least an hour to fall back asleep (only then - other times she falls asleep easy.) I think the most annoying part is that when she first goes to bed it is a dream. We do the same routine every night and it takes 10 minutes or less. Why that changes in the middle of the night - I wish I knew. I also have a piece of paper from August from when I was jotting down fun memories of her and it says "You sleep through the night from 8-5 and if you wake up I just have to turn your crib toy on and give you a pacifier." I should throw that piece of paper away. It is mocking me.
Moving: This girl walks everywhere. She climbs everything. She has taught herself how to climb our chairs. She can go up and down the stairs with ease.

Talking: Last week Selah started saying "bye-bye" (buh-buh). She will sign all done. She understands when I sign more or please. She babbles all of the time and makes a bunch of different sounds (ma, da, ba, etc. ) She screeches all of the time. She is LOUD. Happy or sad - LOUD. There is no volume control with her.

Tricks: She waves, claps and gives high fives. She will move her arms in a circle when we sing the wheels on the bus. She has started shaking her head no.
Other fun things:
She loves Ephraim. On the days he takes naps and she is without him she doesn't know what to do.
She loves her daddy and gets really excited and runs to the door when she hears Wallis barking announcing that he is home. In the morning she won't let Forrest leave without giving her several hugs.
Selah is our very happy, spunky, funny girl and we love her!

Happy Birthday Sister!

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