Monday, January 25, 2016

2 Years

2 years! T-W-O whole years!! I can't believe that it has been 2 years since we brought you home! And it has been amazing! You have grown so much, and it feels like it has all happened in a blink of an eye! You came home with us as a cute little squishy bundle of joy to this lively, funny, amazing, independent, sweet toddler.

You are speaking more and more words and you are starting to put them together in longer sentences (two or three words) and the best part is that your words are becoming more understandable! This has been lovely! It has led to a few less tears!

You are starting to learn your colours. You are doing great at saying the colours but labeling them correctly is another story. But I'm sure we’ll get there soon enough!

You are also recognizing your letters. And now whenever you see some you will say all the letters you know, "A, B, C, P, Q, S,T" Then mumble through the rest! We'll have to work on learning the rest of the alphabet.

When you now play you are now starting to perpend more and more. We now have little tea parties, in which you have me drink and endless supply of "tea". You also love to take care of your stuffies and wrap them up a blanket and rock them to sleep. And much to your Father's pride you love driving around your cars around and always add in the sound effects to go with them! Vroom! Vrooooooom!!!

As you continue to grow you have started to show your independence. This although a very good thing it now takes forever to get out the door has you have to do up your coat all by yourself! But the upside is you are much better at putting in your shoes on by yourself. But luckily even with this new found independence you still love to cuddle!!! This is so nice as you still fit so perfectly on my shoulder.

Sadly there is a dark side to this post....we have entered the Terrible T-W-Os!! And you seem to have read that memo and taken it to heart as you can turn from the sweetest little girl in the world to a scary hot mess of a little monster in a second! It blows my mind!!! I do feel part of the whole problem is that you don't yet have enough words to express your wants and needs so you get frustrated. Hopefully I can teach you the words to better express yourself and maybe just maybe we'll have a few less meltdowns! Fingers Crossed!!!

It has been amazing to watch you grow; it is so awesome to watch you discover things for the first time. It helps waken the child like wonder in myself, which I feel as been asleep for too long. Your ability to find humor in the simplest things helps me be grateful for all the wonderful things we have in our life. I love learning from you and I hope you can learn a little from me along the way as well.  

Sunday, January 3, 2016

10 Months with Baby 2

Wow! We have hit the 10 month mark in some ways I really can't believe it! It truly feels like you just got there! i swear it was just yesterday we were in the car driving  hoe with you. I can remember looking in the back of the car and you were sleeping peacefully and i was still in a bit of shock on how quickly it had all happened and the fact that I now had two beautiful daughters!!

Oh you were so little! But now look at you! You have grown so much this past month you have improved you standing skills, you no longer need low items to help you stand as you can now go from sit to stand pretty much anywhere! You have this "game “where when you are standing you will let go of whatever you are holding on to and then wave your hands violently in the air. At this stage you always end up falling on you bottom but you laugh and think it hilarious!

At the start of this month you were doing better with your sleeping and yet the last few weeks of this month have been really rough. Your naps are still going well although they seem to be getting shorter. But when I put you down for the night! On the really bad nights you take forever to fall sleep. And it doesn't matter what we seem to do pick you up, don't pick you up, going and talk sweetly, don't do that, etc.! You will cry and cry and cry! It is heartbreaking! And I have no idea what is wrong. I don't feel any teeth coming in and you are not sick???? Who knows!!!But then randomly you will turn back into my good sleeping baby and will go to sleep within 5 minutes of putting you down without a peep! Hopefully those nights will start to be not so random.

One thing I haven't been so good on updating you on this how you are doing with solid food! We are not doing baby led weaning with you mostly due how anxious I feel when you are eating real food! So this time we started very slowly, doing the whole baby cereal at 6 months, and then after a bit I would add in pureed fruit and veggies in. That went over well, but I get so nervous giving you real food. Your Dad is must better at letting you try regular food. But this last month I have been really pushing myself to overcome my fears and you are doing great!!! No problems at all. Your favorite frozen peas and sliced bread!

You really continue to amazing me each month. Your little personality is shining through! You are always giving us this little cheeky smile as if you are about to get away with something big! You continue to develop a wonderful relationship with your sister! Although you are starting to express your dislike for her when she takes your toys away! Hopefully you two will learn to share sooner rather than later!

Till next month!