August 27, 2014

A: 28+ months (2 1/3!)

✰ Started “school” (I call it “pre-pre-pre K”) this week.  Since she’s always been in some kind of day care / camp program and her preschool is at the same place, I’m not sure she registered much of a change.  Our nanny dropped her off on Monday, but I was able to make the trip yesterday due to a rare flexible day and she was completely nonchalant and cheerful about the whole thing — just started coloring, asked me to draw a princess on her piece of paper, and then kissed me when I asked her to and waved.  Many of the 2 year olds were crying.  I decided not to be insulted that she didn’t miss me more and just feel relieved.

my grown up girl

✰ Potty training — meh.  I don’t think she’s ready.  She’s made a little bit of progress but there definitely has not been a lightbulb moment yet.  I think we’ll make a more intense effort in a few months.

✰ Quote from yesterday morning, after commenting that Cameron (“Car-en”– I hope she never learns to pronounce his name because it melts my heart the way she says it) was cute: “I’m too old to be cute.”  That was in reference to herself.  Apparently 2 is over the hill.

✰ Loves:  Songs from Frozen (current fave: “For the first time in forever”), dressing up in princess outfits, anything mermaid related, her stuffed monkey (named George, even though she’s never seen Curious George to my knowledge . . . odd), painting, Greek yogurt with the fruit/jam in the little compartment, making “Car-en” laugh.

✰ Sleeps:  ~8:00pm – 6:45 AM or thereabouts most days.  She still naps, although often starts really late — she’ll go from 2:30 – 4:30 or even later.

C: 6 months

✰ Babbling away, saying “da da da da da” (with no intent of meaning at this age of course!).  No “mmmm” sounds yet.

✰ ALLLLLMOST sitting up, but not stable yet.  He’s getting closer by the day, though.  Maybe his chunky upper body is just too heavy!?  I’m not too worried but I am hoping our pediatrician does not feel like he is ‘behind’ — he has his 6 month appointment Friday.

✰ Not yet in a helmet.  We had his 2nd appointment with the craniofacial doctor yesterday, and he agreed with us that C was making some good progress rounding out his head on his own.  SO — he recommend continuing to watch (and he’s known as a pretty aggressive helmet pusher, so that made me feel good).  We’ll do a repeat scan in 2 months and decide then.

✰ Has now eaten:  oatmeal; yogurt; purees of green beans, peas, butternut squash, sweet potato, banana, mango, peaches, berries.  Oh, and formula as of this weekend (we’re giving Earth’s Best organic).  Likes it all.

not hard to please

✰ SLEEPS.  Like, consistently and pretty much all night.  He may make a few sounds in the middle of the night (last night, I heard him rustling about at 4 am) but he doesn’t cry and then goes back to sleep after a couple of minutes.  I realize we may not be out of the woods, but at this point it’s fantastic.