This week has been crazy for poor little E. She's been super
moody and fussy, as we await the emergence of those two bottom teeth.
She chews on everything, my fingers being her favorite, and wakes up in
the middle of the night screaming. It's so sad to watch her go through
this. We've tried everything - frozen teethers, teething drops,
teething tablets, and now we're on to vanilla extract. Our next door
neighbors mentioned that, and it seemed to do the trick last night. And
still we wait...
E began this week (3 days ago) moving her body on the floor
like a windshield wiper while on her belly. Yesterday was Paul's
birthday, and for his birthday, E scooched herself backwards on
her belly about 8 inches. So just in the past few days she's been doing
super on her belly, pushing herself up and getting her belly off the
floor. Who knows, by the end of the week, we may have a crawling baby!
Of course, she still cries when you put her down there. I'm never sure
if it's because she's frustrated that she can't move or if her teeth
are bothering her. If only she would talk...
E is an eating champ (or was, before the teething issues
began). Her favorites these days are pears, avocadoes (specifically,
guacamole), apples and garlic mashed potatoes. Today I bought some
Veggie Booty and gave her some (of course, I broke them up even smaller
than they come because she hasn't had anything but purees up until
now). She picked them up with a pincer grasp (thumb & first finger
-- special ed teacher in me showing), and fed them to herself. She
LOVED them! That's good, because they are a healthy snack food, made
with corn, rice, spinach and kale. Yep, my daughter eats kale. I will
never let her know what is in Veggie Booty, lest she decide she hates it
and never eats it again.
Two great things have happened this summer. #1 Our pool opened; and
#2 we bought a bike trailer. Now we can have summertime fun with the
Belchigator. We have taken her on one trip in the bike trailer - to the
Beaverton Farmer's Market. We had to take a few breaks, but I'm sure
she'll get used to the contraption soon. We've been swimming in the
pool twice since it opened last weekend. E loves the pool! We
put her in her little innertube floaty, and she kicks herself around!
It's hysterical to watch. Today when we were in the pool, she began
splashing with her hands. I think that soon we'll be able to
synchronize the two, and may have an olympic swimmer on our hands!