Brienna has been out as long as she was in!
Does that even make sense?
We can't believe how sweet this baby continues to be! Brienna is still exclusively nursing (wahoo!), though she vigorously grabs and tries to eat whatever she can fit into her mouth. This has made for more than a couple frightening situations involving small items such as stickers, cheese puffs, beads, grass, pencils, and breakfast cereal. I get the feeling that once she starts eating solids, she'll love them and never want to go back to breastfeeding. So I'm putting it off as long as she'll let me.
Brienna is a chubster! She weighs 22 pounds (!), and it's getting more and more difficult to schlep her around. That's okay, though, because she's getting around extremely well these days! She's been crawling since six months and pulling up since seven months, and we don't think walking is too far off.
The only complaint I have is her unpredictable nighttime sleep habits. I don't mind getting up once or even twice to feed her in the night. It's pretty much been the norm since day one, and I'm just thrilled to still be nursing her at this point. The problem is the inconsistency of it! One night she'll get up at 11, 2, 4:30, and 6. The next night she'll get up at 3:30. I've fiddled around with her nap/feeding/bedtime routines, and it truly does not make a difference. Thankfully, it won't last forever!
Love you, baby girl! Keep up the great eating and let's work hard to get the sleep thing down, okay?