While I love both my girlies to bits, it is difficult not to compare them, as I'm sure many other parents will agree.
Abigail was the perfect textbook baby when it came to practically everything (apart from potty training!!) She ate well, slept for 12 hours a night from 3 months old and has been quite predictable on many fronts! Naomi on the other hand has been the opposite. She projectile vomited all over the place on a regular basis, still has no particular sleep pattern night or day and was walking around from 9 months old very confidently!
Over the last four weeks Naomi has finally mastered the art of eating!! Second time around it has taken a lot longer. Abigail was into it straight away but with Naomi we have endured mealtime after mealtime of giving her food that she just won't open her mouth for or even consider, over months and months, which felt like they would never end!
Now you would never know it. Some of her favourite finger foods to eat are avocado and banana (that is her order of preference!) ... but she will eat anything we have to eat, just blended down. The meal that seemed to be the turning point was a roast chicken dinner. Thankfully she has finally shown that she is not the fussy girl that she had appeared to be and we were praying she wouldn't! Her culinary delights in this week alone have included garlic chicken stir fry with udon noodles, stuffed peppers, chicken pot pie, chilli ... the list goes on!! Tonight she kept going and got seconds!!
Needless to say, just like with weaning her onto the bottle, our perseverance has paid off and her stubborn determination has finally given in. She is a cheeky one and I foresee lots more battles in the future but I'm pleased to report that for the time being ... Mummy and Daddy 2, Naomi 0!!!! Now to tackle the sleeping, although hopefully the full stomach will help!