First, the bad. Rebecca's sleep has been a little messed up of late. She has trouble settling down at night. We try to put her down between 7:30 and 8pm, and she gets up at least twice between 9 and 1am, sometimes three or four times. Depending how agitated she is, it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to half an hour to put her down again, unless it goes badly, and we cave and cuddle her for an hour. What can make that tough is that once she's calmed down, night time is when she's the most into intimate one on one interaction, staring into your eyes and talking, playing with your face, etc etc. Then you go to put her down and she turns on the waterworks.
Anyway, we blame the latest bout on possibly a bit of a cold, reaction to her vaccines last week, and teething, pick one or more of the above.
Anyway, on with the good. She's babbly like anything these days, and at times it seems she's really expressing things in particular. I think it's only a matter of time before it coalesces into full on speech (or babbling + words).
She's really into the belly zrbtt game now, taking any opportunity to attack the vulnerable midsection of unsuspecting horizontal adults. She gets a big grin on, and moves in for the kill, tongue hanging out. It really drives mom into a laughing conniption, which I think has been pretty great positive reinforcement for her.
We went to the park, and enjoyed time on the swings this weekend, she loves it, and is becoming more confident on her feet climbing over obstacles and such.
There was a little puppy there who Rebecca wanted to chase, but the little girl who was their with her grandma told us in no uncertain terms "She's not friend-uh-ly." I think it was the grandma's dog. Anyway, the warning was appreciated and we steered our little animal terrorizer to the opposite side of the playground.