It makes me sad we only have 4 more of these to go! :(
First, a Mommy note. I have been able to exercise about 3 times a week for the past few weeks and it feels awesome. Yes, sometimes it's only 15 minutes, but you gotta start somewhere, right? We have a wedding to attend in May, and I am so determined to fit back into one of my old dresses I already own!
As for Bimmer this week, I don't want to jinx us, but we have had a stretch of successful naps in the crib! She doesn't always want to fall asleep with a bottle anymore for naps, so it's actually been kind of perfect for us to be able to put her down in her crib. Yes, there are tears. But the length of crying has shortened significantly. It used to be 20 minutes or more before she would go to sleep, but now we're down to under 10. Sometimes, under 5. It feels amazing to have just at least a little bit of time to myself (or ourselves) without her under foot. It makes me so hopeful that she will be in her crib at night sometime soon!
Bimmer has also started to play with a toy Kimhead got her for Christmas that promotes walking. Yup... walking! She has always played with it flat, but we raised it this week so she can stand behind it and push it, if she wants. She has done it a few times, but the toy really flies once she starts to push it, so she never makes it very far. But it's definitely a step (literally) in the right direction. We have also caught her standing for a few seconds here and there, without holding on to anything. Usually it's because she wants a toy or she is brushing her hands off, but she lets go before she realizes what she is doing. I love to see those little milestones!
Did I mention last week that we successfully ate some carrots, green beans, and zucchini? Not much, but some bites. Enough to get me excited. She also has discovered that she loves pineapple! We even managed a few successful sips from the sippy cup this week... that weren't spit back out! I clapped and screamed and cheered. Hopefully we can continue working with that and encourage her to succeed.
One random thing she keeps doing this week is crawling and then flopping down on her stomach and almost making a breaststroke move. It's so funny. I'm sure she picked it up at school. Where else, right? And while I'm at it... time for a little TMI. I like to think that I have my 11 month old potty trained. So, here's the deal... every morning when I put her in her Bumbo on the counter (yes, we still use it and yes, it's on the counter) she poops. I know it's coming, so it's nice that I can plan accordingly. (I typically don't get dressed until after her morning poo!) It's just funny to me that she seems to always poop when she is in her seat. She just knows that's where it happens!
If only it were that easy, right?