I'm almost afraid to say this in case I jinx it, but, I think the horribleness that started the day after Dayna's birthday, and continued for DAYS, is finally subsiding. I hope.
Yesterday was pretty good. Long naps, she did eat some, and was generally angelic all day. Today has been good so far too.
Of course.... tomorrow she has to get shots. So it's going to be completely up in the air again. She gets vaccinated for chicken pox, and MMR. Fun. Two shots that she hasn't had before, so I don't know what to expect from her.
I really want to take more pictures of her walking because it is absolutely adorable. She is getting so big.
But I've realized that I probably do not let her explore enough. I still keep her basically fenced in the living room even though she can climb over the barrier if she wants to. And when we're upstairs, after lunch or cleaning up, she's always in her walker. I barrier off the hallway and the stairs and just let her go. The walker keeps her from being able to get into stuff like cabinets and bookshelves.
Discovery is such an important thing for babies her age, I know, but the prospect of really making very large spaces "baby proof" is really daunting. If it were up to me, everything would basically be cleared out. But it's not really my house, and that kinda takes away the whole "discovery" part, doesn't it?
So ideas and encouragement are welcome.