13 months going on 13 years.
Why does my baby girl seem like such a big girl these days? She’s killing me. Walking around, strutting her stuff. Babbling her secret Fynnlee language. Having definite opinions on what she does and doesn’t like. She is feisty and spirited and irresistible. I absolutely love her personality.
Sleep. Oh Sleep. Fynnlee and sleep have a complicated relationship. She fights and fights her naps. Mornings, not so much. But afternoon…hooboy. Girlfriend is clearly exhausted yet she refuses to give in. She might miss something! And then 9 times out of 10 she passes out in the car on the (5 minute) way home and ends up sleeping until 5:30. This usually doesn’t mess with her bedtime, which is 7/7:30. We’ve recently had a few nights where she didn’t want to go to bed and we’d rock and snuggle. And she’d fall asleep. But .02 seconds after laying her down, she’d start screaming again. So then I let her cry it out. It wouldn’t be so bad if she would just sleep past 4:30. But there are lots of days where 4:30 is wake up time.
Jarrad and I have discussed it many times and we’d so much prefer a baby that wakes up early to one that wakes up in the middle of the night. We could try and do some sleep training but (as I’ve said 098720380 times), it’s tough with twins that share the same room. And we both know that it’s not going to last forever. And we’re both morning people. So it is what it is. But if teenage Fynnlee thinks she’s sleeping till noon…ahahaahaaaaa!! She’s got another thing coming.
On the food front, she still has a salty tooth. Favorites include: saltine crackers, cheese crunchies, rice cakes, pasta, chicken, cheese, fruit/veggie pouches, yogurt. Sometimes she loves burgers. Sometimes she loves pizza. She likes to eat whatever I’m eating and gets really ticked off if I don’t share. Had her first taste of ice cream over Memorial Day…and she was a fan.
Has 8 teeth. Wearing size 12, 18, 24 months, depending on the brand. Size 5 diapers. Weighs approximately 25 lbs.
Favorites: reading books, Mickey Mouse clubhouse, being outside, splashing in water, Kleenex, throwing stuff, the remote control, Jerry’s glasses
Dislikes: Grass, diaper changes, getting dressed, being told no, napping before she’s good and ready
Tricks: clapping, throwing a ball back to you, waving, dancing