It feels like forever since I have done a post and I have so much to catch everyone up on. I'm not ever sure where to start!
Avery finally cut her first tooth! Last Sunday I noticed her bottom gum was swollen and white so I knew it was coming. Then on Tuesday it finally made it's way through. You still can't really see it but you can definitely feel it! Pretty exciting, first tooth at 13 months old (it took long enough)!
During the 5 days leading up to us going out of town Avery skipped 3 of her afternoon naps and the other 2 were less then 30 minutes (after staying awake for 30 minutes to an hour). I began wondering if maybe she was trying to tell me she was ready to drop a nap. When I talked to my sister (a toddler teacher) she confirmed my suspicions. So I did a little more reading up on it and found this at Just The Facts Baby:
Signs your child is ready to change to one daily napYour child is ready to switch from two naps to one if . . .
- when you put him down for a nap, he plays or fusses for at least 30 minutes before falling asleep. Then, he takes only a short nap.
- he can go for car rides early in the day without falling asleep.
- he can miss a nap and remain cheerful and energetic until his next nap, or bedtime.
- he naps well for one of his naps, but totally resists the other nap
Avery is talking and signing up a storm. It's so fun to see and hear her communicate her wants and needs. What's really fun is how she is putting multiple signs together and even tying spoken words with the signs. Today at dinner she signed "eat" "more" "please" and said "more" when she signed it, and it was all without prompting. She also signs "up" "please" and says "up" and signs "down" "please" and says "down." I just love it!
Being gone all last week and then losing a nap time have gotten me so far behind on everything! My house is not as clean as I would like it to be, I am so far behind on some organizing stuff for my mom group, and I haven't been able to blog as much as I would like to. It's been so crazy!
But I think that's enough for tonight, I need to go spend some time with the hubs, he's probably feeling a bit neglected this evening (I spent a long time catching up on everyone's blogs and then started writing this so we have barely talked at all). I'll do a post with Halloween stuff soon! Until then here are some pics from the children's museum and the Clydesdale ranch.