We are happy to say we have secured childcare for Ryan as well. She will soon be spending her days with Trudy! For any of you who have been through the search for childcare, we had been to see a few people and left with alot of apprehension. When we left Trudy's we felt a great weight being lifted from our shoulders. Yeah! We hope that Ryan will love being at Trudy's almost as much as she enjoy's being home.
In the last month Ryan has also had cold #5 and #6. The worst she had was a stuffed up nose and perhaps a leaky eye. Within 4 or 5 days she was as good as new. Her top teeth have not made an appearance yet although I swear they will be out soon (note that Ryan loves to make a liar out of me)! She is also boycoting food in the solid form - all varieties. It all started with cold #5. She would get so frustrated at meal time that she would get agitated as soon as we put her in the highchair. We have now taken to sitting her with us at meal time with some finger foods. Occasionally I catch her mouth moving which I am taking as an indication that she put something in it? For now though, she is thriving on formula and will be until she decided its time to chew!
With each passing day there is more and more that Ryan is learning to do. She has definitely learned that she has control over our emotions and reactions and loves to 'scare' Nanny. She also loves to listen to music and shakes and wiggles when it comes on. As always, everything still goes into her mouth but now she likes to offer it to us as well - for a taste? for a kiss? Going for a walk in her stroller is still among the faves although I have learned after an hour and 1/2 walk with Sarah and Ava that 40 to 50 minutes is her thresh-hold. She loves to look around at everything and LOVES it especially when people stop to say hello - especially if there are children with them.
Until the next time!