Our first year with Tiffany Grace

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Tiffany Grace is delightful and fun to be around. She makes us laugh daily but is not afraid to make her opinions known. The other day after an interaction with our sassy seven year old, I said to Tim, ” I hope she doesn’t have an attitude by the time she’s seven.” He smirked and said, “She already has one!”

She started army crawling in May and crawling on her knees in August. She walks while holding on to furniture now and has stood unassisted for about 10 seconds. She can also climb our stairs (14 steps).

She will say, “Mum mum mum,” to get my attention. She does a lot of pointing and grunting to get her point across. But she does not have any real words yet. She loves to blow raspberries though.

Tiffany is a great eater. She has always been excited about her food but we’re about done with purees at this point. She would rather eat off of my plate. She loves fruit so she has strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, or grapes every day. She will munch on whatever kind of bread or rice is on my plate. She cried today when Clarissa didn’t want to share her graham cracker, so she had to have her own.

Tiffany has 5 teeth so far. I can see that one more is getting ready to come in on the top.

Sleep has been all over the place. The past week or so, has been getting a 6-8 hour stretch without nursing at night. During the day, she can’t decide if she wants to take two shorter naps or one long nap. But she does consistently nap at least once per day in her crib.

I used to think that Tiffany was really outgoing and friendly when she was younger. I think as a product of staying home due to COVID 19, she doesn’t see other adults very often. She will look at you and even smile, but Mommy and Daddy are the only ones she lets hold her for an extended period of time.

Just like her big sister, Tiffany loves books. She’ll put a book in front of her and flip the pages. Then she starts whining at me until I come over and read it to her.

She is also very excited about Mittens. Unfortunately, since she is not very gentle, the feeling is not mutual. We try to keep her away from Mittens as much as possible. Thankfully Mittens seems to understand that she is a baby and does not retaliate.

Tiffany also enjoys the playground. She likes the swing, mary go round, and the slide. She also tries to climb anything she sees Clarissa on. Clarissa cracks her up all the time. If Clarissa is not doing something to maker her laugh, Tiffany is probably trying to pull her hair.

Tiffany was great at her well visit today. She weighs 21 pounds 6 ounces (74th percentile) and is 30.5 inches long (90th percentile). She also spent a great deal of time shaking her head no every time the doctor tried to tell her something. “I am going to check your heart now.” No! It was so cute.