Mila no longer responds to just Mila, well she does, but she prefers the princess name Mila Hope. She thinks it's hillarious when she is in trouble, as you can see in the video below. How can I ever get mad at that smile?? She is goooooood. Only 16 months and she already knows how to make me forget why she was in trouble ;)
So since I missed posting about her 8 months home, I'll give a quick little update here!
Mila is starting to babble a lot more and makes a "dada" sound, although she doesn't connect it to daddy yet. She can sign "more," "drink," and "all done" (even though "all done" is a very rough approximation...she is consistent with it....well after she smacks the drink out of my hand and then I remind her to please sign "all done" that is! haha). She knows how to get our attention by whining or yelling and then flashing a killer Mila smile! She would prefer to be held all day long and never put down! She is standing holding on and can stand without holding on very briefly before losing her balance.
She still isn't crawling yet but she is starting to scoot with a little help to plant her feet into the floor. She is the best eater ever. Some of he recent favorites are sausage, pepperoni, coconut yogurt, grilled cheese, and my special veggie burgers! She has 3 full molars and is working on a fourth, but still no other teeth! She is down to just one bottle a day (goat milk and bone broth) and she has about 2-3 cups of coconut water or almond milk from her straw cup. We have been able to get her off of the Prevacid which makes me happy because now she can fully absorb her nutrients! The only medication she is still on is lasix which will hopefully be discontinued in a couple weeks when we have her cardiology checkup! She takes many whole food supplements tailored to her body's needs and she is becoming very healthy! Her hair is growing beautifully and her skin is snuggably soft! She has lots of nice baby chub on her cheeks and belly and thighs!
She has recently started sleeping in until about 6:15/6:30 which is BEAUTIFUL! Today she slept in until 7am!!! We are doing Therapeutic Listening with her and I really believe this has helped her sleep better! The one day we didn't do it she was up at her usual 5:30...coincidence? I don't know but I don't care to find out either! I'm not surprised it is helping her sleep because it helped Zoya sleep less restlessly when we did it with her. I just hope it continues....it makes life so much happier!
Mila Hope, we love you more than all the peanuts in the circus!