We are heading into the final stretch before Bryn turns one and have officially entered double digit months. She is becoming more and more like a toddler every day!
Grow, Baby, Grow!
Breastfeeding/Pumping/Baby Led Weaning
Breastfeeding is still going strong and I am confident that we will make it to my initial goal of one year! My milk supply is doing great, so much so that I was able to donate some, and my freezer stockpile is filled. Bryn is taking about 3 bottles a day at school and nursing 2-3 times a day as well. She is LOVING food more every day and baby led weaning continues to prove to be the best choice for our family when it comes to solids. She will eat anything and everything and devoured a salmon burger last night! She now has 7 teeth to munch with 😉
I feel like we are heading to that gray area where she transitions from two naps a day to one. Some days she only wants one and takes a really long nap after lunch. Other days she’s still tired around 9AM. I am happy to say that her overnight sleep is improving and last night she slept from 6:30-7:30! She loves her Aden + Anais blanket and uses that to self soothe. I consider myself very fortunate that she doesn’t take a pacifier (although we tried REALLY hard to get her to in the beginning ha).
Play + Personality
Bryn is getting some fire to her and I love it. She knows she’s funny and does this scrunchy face while laughing when she knows she’s doing something silly. She loves to play with her piano, play with her walker, chase Emmalyne, and climb all over us. Bryn is definitely still the smuggler of the family and is free with her snuggles and smiles. She continues to be as easy going as ever and I feel very very fortunate. She is waving, clapping, and saying some words and I know that the best is yet to come with her! She is getting more and more BUSY though and is getting into EVERYTHING. It MIGHT be time for some childproofing.
On the Move
This was a big month in regards to moving. She is walking really well while holding our hands and her walker and just the other night took 2 steps. She is now very brave and is letting go more and more often so I know full on walking is just around the corner. Bryn also finally discovered the stairs and can get up them before we can blink. Baby gates have been ordered.
Some days the girls do really really good together and some days not so much. Emmalyne is working hard on her sharing skills and has certain toys she will let Bryn play with. Em has taken to shutting her playroom door though to keep Bryn out HA. More often than not though Emmie is very sweet with her little sister, wants to play with her, and is concerned when Bryn cries. I love seeing their bond grow and thank Frozen for showing that sisterly love is pretty awesome 😉
As we head into Emmalyne’s birthday weekend I also know that Bryn’s birthday is right around the corner. This year has gone by so incredibly fast and I am grasping at seconds trying to make them last longer. But I know the best moments are still coming and I am still so very thankful that God blessed me with these two incredibly unique and special girls. It is my greatest joy getting to be their mom.
I love you Bryn! You and Emmalyne are my sunshine 🙂