Since my last post, Sydney has literally made strides in her walking. She no longer crawls except while going upstairs, she is now a full-time walker. She spends her days walking back and forth from the living room to the kitchen to the eat-in kitchen carrying various toys in her hands. Sometimes she stops to clap or wave at me or to tug on me to pick her up.
Naps have improved drastically. Her typical schedule is a nap around 9:30-10 for 1 hr.-1 hr., 15 min. and then a 2nd nap for 45 minutes or so. This still varies by day though as some days she will not go to sleep for a 2nd nap and just plays in her crib for an hour.
She has become a very happy and even more vivacious baby who is obviously on the verge of being a toddler. We just took her to the pumpkin patch for the first time and she was a bit overwhelmed, but ended up getting a few good pictures.
Her favorite foods now include: pasta, cheerios, whole wheat pancakes; obviously she is on a carb kick :).
Nighttime Sleep- Sydney is still not technically sleeping through the night. She will sleep all of the way through about once a week, but most nights she wakes up once for a small, 5-6 minute feeding and then falls right back to sleep. I still don’t mind it too much, but at 12 months we are going to work on night-weaning the week of Thanksgiving while Ralph is off of school so that he can go in to her and calm her down if she does wake to eat.