I feel like Jane is becoming less and less of a baby every day and more and more like a toddler. She loves books, walking with assistance, playing with Harrison, people watching, and playing with her doll. Although her weight gain has pretty much come to a stand still (and thereby allowing her to thin out!), she still has some super cute rolls left on her arms. I don’t know how it’s possible, but my love for her just continues to grow.
This month, we celebrated Easter and spent some fun time with friends and family. Jane loves her outings and is usually very “well behaved” in public, although eating out has become a little more challenging because she wants to be on the go!
Height: 28.5 inches (between 50th & 75th %-ile)
Diaper size: 4
Shoe size: 3
Clothing: 12 month
Sleep: Sleep? What’s that? We continue to nurse to sleep and she naps (for me) and goes down for the night in her crib. Within a few hours though, she wakes up to nurse and I usually end up bringing her into bed at that point and I’m too tired to keep track of how often she wakes me up. We did upgrade to a king size bed, which I think allows us all to sleep a bit more comfortably. She still takes two naps a day, which I just love! I’m not looking forward to the day when she drops to just one.
Challenges: Just the everyday things that challenge me to be a better person and mom. Jane is still in a bit of a biting phase where she will sometimes bit when nursing; I have yet to figure out how to make her stop. When Jane is having a hard day due to teething and/or poor napping I am especially thankful for God’s grace and patience with me.
Successes: We’ve figured out how to back carry in the Ergo, which is very helpful when I need to get chores done and Jane is being clingy.
Post partum: I have finally reached the point where I am okay with taking a break from being mommy for a few hours. It’s nice to have family close enough to come spend some time with her while I go run errands or have some “me” time. I’m also making more of a concerted effort to get some exercise in, because when I look at my saggy belly, it just makes me sad. Also, when I think about the possibility of bringing another child into our family, I no longer feel like I’m going to have a panic attack (no, I’m not pregnant).