Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Rowan is now one. Each year goes by faster and faster, but 2013 was in a league of it's own.

Rowan is now crawling, albeit in a strange half-bear crawl/half-regular crawl way. But she moves quickly and is quite sneaky. She also says a few words, like Mama (sounds like mymamaaaa) and Daddy (dada) and "this." Rowan points, waves, shakes her head "no" and giggles incessantly. She's the sweetest human I've yet to encounter. She still prefers Ella and Brady, but I'm sure I'll win her over one of these days.

I am still nursing quite a bit—with no end in sight. Rowan has yet to sleep through the night. She has a very consistent schedule, and we've tried the cry-it-out thing a bit, but she still wakes 1-2 times/night. The older she gets, the more I suspect that it's a side effect of her medication. She seems to get enough sleep. It's just me who is suffering.

At Rowan's 12-month appointment, she weighed in at 21 pounds and was 30 inches tall. She's still larger than Ella was at this age and is wearing 18-24 month clothes now. Rowan is a fantastic eater—she loves soup, hummus, sweet potatoes, curry, avocado, crackers, and coconut milk yogurt. I've decided not to give her any dairy, so there will be two vegans in the house now :-)