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.
✰ 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.
✰ 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.