C turned fourteen months old a little over a month ago (February). At this point she was standing and furniture-walking a lot more, but she was kind of between being a baby and being a toddler. No teeth, which is fine with me. She usually nursed four times a day. Maybe once a day I help her drink a few sips of water or non-dairy milk from a regular cup. She couldn't figure out how to make anything come out of a sippy cup.
During her fourteenth month she tasted these new foods: oranges, ground flax seeds, purple cabbage, edamame (she had had soy products before, though), Enfagrow (just twice -- I think it was the cause of a diaper rash, and rather than this dairy/oil/sugar drink to help her gain weight, I increased the amount of avocado, nuts and seeds I fed her), almond butter, chicken (she rarely has it), celery, and beets.
Oh, speaking of Enfagrow, that is what the pediatrician gave me during the (expensive) weight and height check on February 8th. This was almost six weeks after the twelve month appointment when C was 1st percentile for weight. On February 8th she had gained some weight, but not as much as they would have liked her to. I plan to look at our kids' charts from the doctor to compare our girls to each other, but more importantly I want to see where they are and have been on the WHO charts for breastfed children.
We love it when C will do tricks for us, like putting her arms up. She likes to use her finger to make my lower lip make noise, and she blows to flap her own lips (what do you call that?). Shboogoo helps me out by playing with her, getting a cloth wipe wet in the bathroom sink, or carrying her into another room. It's so fun when our laughing or saying "that's funny" makes her do a little almost fake-sounding "ha ha ha" laugh. One thing I do to play with her is move my forehead from side to side on her belly. She laughs pretty hard at that. Her babbling is fun -- often it's "bob bob." With each of my kids I have joked that she's talking about her boyfriend Bob, not that we even know anyone with that name.
My last post has a few Valentine's Day photos of C, and here are a few others from her fourteenth month.
|Sometimes she voluntarily folds her arms for prayers. This was February 18 -- not the first time she did it. It's cuter than the photo can show.|
|A cute girly outfit. And she randomly puts her hands over her eyes and says a loud "baw!" (her version of "boo!")|
|Enjoying one of her sisters' Pillow Pet Dream Lites|
|I don't care that this is upside down. In February I used Swagbucks to help me buy a printed diaper cover (shown below), and I also bought C her first FuzziBunz, to wear at night. RLR is a treatment I used to strip all our cloth diapers of ammonia build up.|
|BYU Spirit shirt ($1.74 at Old Navy!)|