I’m a little behind on this month’s update! I’ve been busy trying to keep up with the little one. She’s more active now and needs less daytime sleep… meaning shorter naps for her and no naps for me! Wah. I’ve been trying to sleep earlier though – I try to go to bed by 11:30pm at the latest, which is a big deal for me.
It’s great that munchkin has a full head of hair, but the problem is that it’s so hard to do anything with it. Headbands don’t seem to look right and she’s sportin’ a mullet these days. She loves my crappy pink computer – I can’t wait til it dies on me, but at least it’s good for something (keeping her preoccupied)!
Milestones: She’s sitting better now. She can sit unassisted for brief moments before toppling over, but still needs some guidance. She’s a strong one and can even escape the Bumbo despite her chunky thighs! Geez!! She can’t crawl yet (though she tries), but she can maneuver herself around the room by rolling this way and that. She also wants to climb everything… see Exhibits 1 & 2:
Spider-girl in the making!
My little explorer. I don’t know what it is about this table that she loves so much.
Look at the determination and focus on her little face! She’s persistent when it comes to reaching her next destination.
Her two bottom teeth have fully grown in, but no signs of other teeth yet. I tried to take a picture but failed. We’ve been brushing them with water twice a day to keep them strong and healthy.
Foodwise, she’s not picky. We started her with Earth’s Best rice cereal, and have since then added cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, green beans, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, and avocados. She eats it all. We often mix and match. I haven’t introduced any fruits to her diet yet. Along with the purees, I’ve also been teaching her how to drink water from a sippy cup. She’s slowly getting the hang of it.
She’s so tall… I bet she could pass for a toddler if only she knew how to walk! At least I know all those nutrients are going somewhere.
It’s so easy to get her to smile/laugh now. She is also learning to string together consonants. I’ve admitted defeat and have to say that her first words were “baba”, which means dad in Chinese. She’s also been saying “umma” a lot, which means mom in Korean. SO FUNNY because her dad is korean and I’m chinese… so she’s got it all backwards! However, in the last several days she’s been using varying forms of “mom” – mama, oh-ma, um-ma while reaching for me. It makes me think she might actually know the meaning to the word!
Other than that…
We’ve been dealing with baby eczema on her face for all 7-months of her life now. You can see that it’s really only on her cheeks:
The flare-ups come and go and we have no idea what triggers it. Since it’s only on her face our pediatrician ruled out food allergies. She thinks it’s a topical problem from detergent or fragrances.
I’m skeptical that the eczema could be just a detergent thing though cuz then wouldn’t she be getting it on her body too?? Her arms and legs are just as exposed as her face! I don’t get it. Right now we put some medicine on her face on an off-on basis. After we wash her face we’ll put on some Elidel, followed by CeraVe.
She’s so squirmy now, it wasn’t easy getting a pic of her sitting still. Here she is playing tug-o’-Pooh
She’s practically double Pooh in height now! Was there really a time when she was smaller than him? Where did my baby go?
No pediatrician visit or stats this month.