Kiwi’s first Christmas

Kirianna has made it through her first Christmas! We only got her one big gift, since she doesn’t especially give a crap about holidays quite yet. It’s the Little Tikes Activity Garden, which is like a playhouse meant for kids who are under a year old. That being said, big brother Tristan plays with it a whole lot more than Kiri does. She did help rip some of the paper off of the box, but was more interested in playing with the play food that came with one of Tristan’s toys.

Her body has decided to sprout some Christmas presents – she is getting THREE more teeth right now. And she is miserable about it. She has become super clingy, strongly aversive to food, and not sleeping very well. We are trying to sleep train her a little bit, since she’s no longer responding to the usual formula of suck, suck, fall asleep, drop nipple, be carried to crib, sleep. She started sucking for an hour or so, falling asleep, and waking up screaming as soon as she hit the crib. Last night she cried for about an hour while James went back in to check on her and hang out with her without picking her up; I had better luck tonight as I was able to put her down and sit with her for about three minutes before she zombied out.

I suspect she will be walking in another month or two. She can pull up on just about anything now – very little actual support is required, and she only needs to hold on kinda-sorta with one hand. She’s gained her crawling credentials so she’s probably stepped down (pun not intended) the quest for mobility.

We have switched her to size 4 disposable diapers and completely unsnapped her cloth diapers’ size-down setup.

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