A couple of months ago I showed Drew this picture and told him I thought it would be great for toy storage in the living room.
Monday was so warm that we had to take time for a swing at the neighborhood playground.
She's hitting all of her developmental milestones and that's awesome. The doctor said she will likely start crawling soon, but she's already figuring out how to get around (she's starting to scoot on her bottom) and that's great.
The last two nights have been fairly awful. My wonderful baby who sleeps 11 hours with little waking has transformed in to a loud, crying, stress inducing hater of sleep. It's not cool. Even all day yesterday she was a crying, grumpy mess. I've had a head cold and we were wondering if maybe Eleanor had a touch of something causing this constant waking & frequent crying. She's not got any teeth close to coming through. Dr. Swindle confirmed that her ears and throat are perfectly healthy, there is no swelling or signs that new teeth are close, and there's no other obvious reason for the grumpiness and crying through the night. Awesome. There are two possibilities.
1) she's been have some trouble with her bowels and maybe her belly hurts.
2) she's at the age when some kids have sleep regression and decide not to sleep. Combined with the very normal (but often annoying) separation & stranger anxiety, my sweet baby becomes quite contrary.
Please God, let it be the first option. He said to give her juice to keep things moving and I'm praying that helps. I'm completely spoiled by having a good natured, happy, content, mild mannered, happy to sleep baby. That's not easy to let go of.
No matter all of that, she's a healthy, growing, typically developing little girl and I love her even when she refuses to sleep! Thanks be to God.
Oh, and Larry went to the doctor with us. He's healthy, too.