Hi!!!!!! I'm here - alive and well! Sorry for the lack of posts lately. (Does anyone actually care?) I've been off work for the summer, but am in a couple days this week so I have the chance to catch up. And soon I'll have the chance to catch up at home. Why you ask? Because....
SOFIA IS SLEEPING IN HER CRIB!!!!!!!!!
That is not a typo. It's the real deal. When we came back from a week in Buffalo last week, we thought it was a good chance to transition her since she'd been sleeping out of our arms for the week (she was still in bed with one of us, but on her own). So we got home, at bedtime I put her in the crib. I put the ottoman from her big chair next to the crib and lied on it so that i was right there and able to stick an arm into the crib. She barely cried, just played games with her pacifier where she kept throwing it onto the floor. A rather passive aggressive move... Anyway, that first night she slept 8 straight hours! And every night since it's been great. One of us is still sleeping in her room. We'll slowly transition out of that too.
I have to say that it's very very strange to be in the house and not have her right there with me. Even stranger for Russ and I to be together and not see that one of us has her. Also, I have to admit that I miss her. I really loved having her right there with me at night. I know that sleeping in a chair sounds awful but it's really not bad when have a precious baby girl in your arms.
Yesterday Sofia was 11 months old! That means that in less than a month she'll be a year! I can hardly believe it! We're planning a party in Buffalo along with my nephews whose birthdays are close to hers so it'll be one big party. I can't decide if I want to do a party in Virginia or not. I'm thinking not. By the time we get back from Buffalo and I'll start back at work, I think I'll be ready to be done.
Eleven month highlights:
* Eating all kinds of things and loving scrambled eggs, chicken, french fries, and ice cream. She's really into yogurt now too and yogurt and cereal is her new breakfast.
* Super active and wanting to walk. She's a great cruiser but hasn't quite taken a step yet.
* Still NO TEETH! Though the two on the bottom are about to pop - they've looked like that for over a month now so who knows when they'll actually come in.
* Skipped the sippy cup, this girl wants a straw. She can use a regular straw and it's so funny to see her take sips of my water when we're in a restaurant. Or they'll bring her her own water in a kiddie cup and lid and she can handle it easily, though I do worry that she could put the straw too far in her mouth so I tend to hold it for her.
Here are some pics