Kirianna now says “dada” and “baba” (but it sounds like she’s saying “mama” and getting stuck on the m). As per usual, dada is when she’s happy and mama/baba is when she needs something. I see where my usefulness lies! She also says “wah” a whole lot. Way too much. She cries when put on the changing table, she protests when being put into the car seat (but gets over it as long as it’s not dark out), and she cries when left alone in a room unless she’s very busy.
We are now up to two feedings of “solid” (read: pureed) food per day. She likes it a lot, although I’m sure she’d be happy just the same with a boob all of the time. She tolerates food well and hasn’t had any reactions. She still has no teeth and still doesn’t drool very much.
She’s been very interested in pulling up to a standing position for about 3 days. She’s getting the hang of holding herself up. It seems like she just learned to sit without being held up, although I’m about 85% confident that she will not smack her head if I leave her alone and she falls over. She still crawls backward and rolls around, but she can’t really get where she wants to go and that frustrates the crap out of her. She’s been investing a lot of energy in climbing, although that usually is limited to the people on whose laps she sits.
She completely adores her big brother, as well as other kids about his age. She will accept Tristan as a substitute for me as long as she’s not hungry. Granted, he doesn’t yet really play with her, but he does provide valuable stimulation, company, and even snuggles. Tristan is becoming jealous if other children hug Kirianna. When I’m feeding her, he will often snuggle up to me and hold her hand or start nuzzling her head.