Kirianna is still breastfeeding like a champ, and refuses most bottles. She hasn’t had any formula in months now. We’re using Mimijumi bottles, which sort of look like a boob-topped bottle. I pump once per day so that we have milk to provide supplementary (read: by dad or visiting family) feedings. She’s become a more efficient nurser who can finish a feed in less than ten minutes, but will spend an hour at a time occasionally attached to one of my nipples, and then half of the next hour as well.
She sleeps a pretty nice nighttime stretch. Her bedtime has evolved to be 10 pm, nursed to sleep. She wakes up in the morning somewhere between 6 and 9 – the earlier, the better chance she will go back to sleep for a bit, but later means I actually get to sleep in. A few weeks back she threw a couple of 3 am wakings in there, but they are few and far between. Knock on wood. She’s made it clear that she would most definitely prefer to be sleeping in the same bed as me but that she will tolerate her own sidecarred bed for overnights.
She’s very grinny and loves to be talked to. She sometimes does the bashful hiding of her face in mine or James’s chest in response to being chatted up. She still solicits eye contact but is also interested in the world around her, or most of the time I am holding her there is a boob in her mouth.
She’s found her own hair in the past several days, which she plays with a lot. She has been touching her feet and sort of holding them up for diaper changes lately. Her grip isn’t very strong yet so it’s more like she grabs her feet while I change the diaper. She also has been enjoying batting and grabbing at all kinds of dangly baby toys and sitting in her Bumbo seat.
She’s very curious about and tolerant of her big brother.
She has started making some grunty-growly noises in the past few days that we’re not sure the motivation for. It sounds like a cross between having to poop and wanting to eat, with a dose of trying out the voice thrown in.
We’re about to try size 3 diapers in hopes that some of the more recent blowing out of poop will cease. She fits into 3-6 month clothing but a lot of it seems tight on her. She’s catching up rapidly with the height (I swear that she grew two inches in a week’s time a few weeks back) but has a bit of a thick midsection. It trips me out that Tristan was a few pounds heavier than Kirianna is at any given age so far but Tristan always fit into his clothes precisely as the label said they should, and he’s sort of tall and skinny.
She is likely teething a bit. It’s about time for that, isn’t it?
She still has an amazingly calm demeanor, although she really doesn’t like being in the car for too long.