Hayva is definitely my wild and free child at the moment and has been taking full advantage of her new found independence. She is my earliest walker, taking steps before her first birthday. She is miss speedy when it comes to crawling, so she will drop to her knees when she feels like she’s falling behind.
She is determined to be headed off to college and still be surviving on her bottle and formula. Who needs solids anyway? Haha Poor little thing had a stomach bug last week which made me take her completely off milk products as her tummy wasn’t keeping anything down. I decided while we were at it, we might as well keep the bottle at a limited bases in order to force her to try eating different foods. Oh the screaming fits we’ve had. Her on the outside, me on the inside. I think finally it might be working. I basically make her eat something solid before she gets her bottle. I think she is figuring out that food also beats the hunger pains and she’s coming around.
Getting this child to sleep through the night is a constant battle. I had just gotten her sleeping till 5am when the stomach bug hit. Then we were up every hour throwing up and taking sips of apple juice, changing ruined pj’s and bed sheets…. So of course now we are over the bug but think we still need to get up 4+ times just to visit and get a snack. I am determined though to have her sleeping through the night before this little guy gets here.
I have made the baby gate at the base of the stairs a permanent feature. If one of the older kids forgets and leaves it open I can hear Hayva giggling as she flies up the stairs before we can catch her. Climbing is also a new favorite. She has figured out the kitchen chairs and although we’ve taken several topples off, we haven’t learned any lessons and just keep climbing.
She’s a wild, talkative, never stopping for air, hot mess. I love hearing her giggle and talk to herself as she goes about playing and looking for mischief. She knows how to open and get into all the kids art cabinets, so that’s been fun. Eating crayons is a favorite.
She wants to be a part of everything and doesn’t want to miss out on anything! Love her so much and I'm enjoying watching her personality coming out these days! Only three short months left as my littlest. Gotta soak it all up.