Q. What’s new with Lila?
A. Absolutely nothing. She’s great. We’re sailing along. Still no upper teeth. Oy.
Q. Is she talking?
A. Sort of. Lots of babbling And quite a lot of screaming… I mean “singing”. Oh, and mimicking, too.
Q. Is Lila walking?
A. Nope! She’s still cruising and crawling, but we’re practicing our walking daily!
Q. How is eating going?
A. Really well. This week she’s had pasta, mango, papaya, green beans – you name it. She really loves to eat – which is amazing since she only weighs 17.5 lbs. She’s a peanut, I think. At this point she prefers solid foods to bottles/nursing. (Yeah, I’m not sure how I feel about that… And yeah, I know that the American Association of Pediatrics recommends that breast milk is the primary source of nourishment for babies under 1 year old… It’s not like I’m giving her a shot of Gentlemen Jack and a quesadilla and calling it a day. ) More on this milk/food pickle later.
So one of my absolute FAVORITE things about Lila right now is watching her learn. She’s so much more… I don’t know… interactive.
We have this nesting box set from Iris Took‘s parents that Lila absolutely ADORES. Daily, we stack, stack, stack and count one, two, three – on Wednesday she put ONE BLOCK on top of the other intentionally. More than once. YAY!
AND, this week my sweetie pie looked at me and said, “mmmmMamamamamamama”. Yay! I love her.
Another thing I love? Lila LOVES when we come home from work – she smiles HUGELY and waves. LOVE IT.
And, the little lady has been pulling herself up ALL over the place. AND, bless her heart, she doesn’t know how to get down from the standing position.
Here she is standing up on the ottoman going after a cheerio. Yep. I bribe her to stand with food.