Evelyn got two new teeth this month. One on either side of the two top teeth she already had. She was pretty cranky about it when they were coming in, but she’s alright with them now. She’s already figured out how to grind the six teeth that she has, which drives me nuts.
She is also sleeping through the night now (finally). It’s been about a week now that she’s slept from 11:00 or so until 7:30. She goes to bed at 8:30 and I get her up to feed her at 10:30 and she sleeps from 11:00 to 7:00 or 7:30.
Evelyn loves to put things in other things and take them out again. She loves nesting blocks and buckets that she can put all her toys in. Sometimes she gets things stuck and can’t get them back out of whatever she’s put them in. This usually sets off a series of grunts and growls that escalate to outright yelling until someone comes and frees the object that her little fingers can’t get at.
She’s also starting to figure out where things go and how things work. She thinks it’s the coolest thing when she gets hold of a hat or necklace because she can try to put them on her head. In fact, lots of things go on her head, including a slice of cucumber that sat on her crown like a yarmulka for an entire meal. She has also figured out that lids go on bottles and puzzle pieces go in puzzles. She will sometimes put her toys in her toy box.
She’s a big fan of games as well. Her favorite until about a week ago was “This little piggy” because she loved having her little toes played with and being tickled at the end. About a week ago, though, she figured out how to point her finger to her palm for the “B!” in patty cake and that’s been her favorite for the last few days. It’s become the universal hand sign for songs. We sang “Popcorn popping” Monday night for family home evening and Avery was jumping around the living room doing the signs for it and there was Evelyn on the floor pointing “B!” on her palm.
This month Evelyn has widened her diet a little. We discovered that she will eat kidney beans sometimes. She still plays with them more than she eats them, but some of them get to her little tummy. She also seems to like bacon, which was a little surprising to me. She kind of gags on the chewy pieces, but she gummed and gummed a pretty good size piece Sunday morning. She’ll also eat bananas if they’re mixed with her chicken and apple babyfood and she will eat pears if I mix them with her peaches. So maybe one day this kid will have a normal diet. Still no veggies though. I guess we need to work on that.
She gags and throws up a lot. Typically once or more a day. I’m not sure why, but she seems to have a really sensitive gag reflex and anything that’s not pureed will sometimes get stuck in her throat and make her gag. She will also throw up if she coughs too hard, or her tummy is too full, or sometimes for no apparent reason at all. Her doctor wanted her to see a gastroenterologist because she wasn’t gaining weight. I’m pretty sure she’s gaining weight now, but we might have to take her to the doctor anyway to get her to stop throwing up all over us all.