I asked Dr. L about the Baby-Led Weaning approach and he gave me the standard answer about starting with cereal and stage 1 purees and waiting 3 days between new foods. No nuts, no cow milk, no honey, etc.... I'm a little disheartened that he didn't want to discuss it really. I'll probably still offer her some real food when we get to that stage. However, I'll take a CPR class first. Just in case. He spent a lot of time entering stuff into the computer and not much actually looking at us. Ellie started babbling, screaching, and generally being conversational. He commented on what a happy child she seemed to be and that we were doing a good job. I mentioned that she sleeps on her stomach now most of the time and that she only rolls to the left. Neither seemed to concern him.
Over the weekend, Ellie was sleeping 8-8.5 hours at a stretch. Last night, she broke that streak with a series of wake-ups at 1-hour intervals 3 times. Luckily, I had gone to bed at 8:30, so it didn't kill me quite like it would have. Still, 5 am came way too soon. She did sleep an hour for her first nap. And, she snuck in a half hour at the Y. But, she shortchanged her afternoon nap with just 90 minutes. So, bedtime was early tonight and we started the sleep clock at 6:30. Cross your fingers.
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