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The last few days have been so exciting!
I for got to post yesterday but at the Mommy Bruncheon yesterday, Peanut went from a sit to a crawl for the first time.
Today she started clapping. It’s sooooo cute!
I wonder what’s going to happen tomorrow?
Mom and I went to the One of A Kind Show today. It was snowy and blowy but we made it. Actually the weather helped to keep the crowd small which made it easier to get the stroller around. We didn’t buy too many things, but Mom and I got some ideas of things we’re going to try to make:
- bath apron – helping make drying a wet baby easier
- coffee wraps – fabric thingies that wrap around a Timmy’s coffee so that you don’t burn your fingers
- neck warmers for the kids – fleece scarves that can either go inside the coat or over the coat/hood and cover the face
I got a hat for Peanut and a Christmas gift for Munchkin. Mom got gifts for Peanut, Munchkin, Aunt B and herself.
It was a fun day…despite the weather.
No Peanut is not walking. She’s sleeping…or is at least on her way to sleeping through the night.
I’m not sure why I didn’t reread the book earlier, but the Baby Whisperer knew exactly what to do. Like with Munchkin, the BW help get Peanut to sleep.
Peanut was getting up “like clockwork” throughout the night which is a sign of ‘accidental parenting’. She doesn’t nurse to sleep and we’re following the EASY routine. Those were working great! I’m not sure why I just assumed that the sleeping-through-the-night would just happen. Wrong.
So we’re doing Pick-Up/Put-Down (PU/PD) to get her back to sleep when she wakes up. Last night was the first night. She was very resistant at first and was really mad, but I only had to do it once at 2am.
- bath at 7:00
- bed at 7:30
- woke at 10:00 PU/PD until 11:00
- nursed at 11:30
- back to sleep awake at 11:50
- woke up at 2:00am: PU/PD (5 minutes)
- woke up at 7:30!!!
Now I know that I’m probably jinxing myself but that’s okay. I don’t expect it to work perfectly the first time or the for the next few night. Getting her to sleep with out feeding in the night isn’t going to happen easily.
Our other success is in the potty training department. Munchkin has gone one whole week in underwear and has only had 3 accidents!! Woohoo!!
Last Monday, I decided that enough was enough. She was going to learn. And I know that she was ready but I hadn’t been ready. I kept reverting back to the pull-ups.
This just in…as I was typing this, Munchkin came downstairs. I noticed she was in her pull-ups. She had woken up, gone to the bathroom, taken off her PJs and diaper (she’s still wearing them at night), went pee pee and got a pull-up because there wasn’t any underwear in her room (I hadn’t put the laundry away yet). What a major break through!!!
As I was saying, I should have figured that she would pick it up, if I could only be more diligent. I still have to remind her to go and that’s where the accidents came into play. But I now know that she’s getting it!
My girls are growing up! And I think I’m ready to let them.
Ya, okay…it’s a bad 80s hit. So what.
I have mixed emotions about todays events: My baby is pulling up to a stand.
So I say “Yippee!” but it also makes me sad. We had to drop the crib to it’s lowest position. I know that she is going to grow up, but I didn’t want it to happen so quickly.
Munchkin’s getting to be a smart little cookie too. A few weeks ago in Fortino’s, I handed Munchkin the apples to hold and this conversation ensued:
“I’ll pay for them, Mommy”
“That’s okay. You don’t have any money”
“Yes, I do.”
“Okay, yes, you do. But that only works at Canadian Tire.”
“Oh. But I’ll pay for them.”
“You still don’t have any money.”
“Can I borrow some?”
Ack! She’s not even 3 and she’s already asking to borrow money. Sometimes she’s too much!
When it rains, it pours, right? Tho it is funny I say that since yesterday, it actually did rain (and the river in our basement returned).
Since Munchkin got up at 7:30 yesterday morning, we took a drive to Diaper-Eez to pick up some larger diaper covers. While in the car, Munchkin pulled off her hat as she usually does. I said “Munchkin, why must you pull off your hat?” She then put her hand to her head and said “hat”.
Jeremy came over to hang out and watch movies. He brought sausages and macaroni salad for lunch too! Munchkin didn’t nap very long so having an extra person to entertain her worked well.
Jeremy left around 2ish, which gave Hubby and I time to finish getting ready to go out. Hubby’s parents arrived at 5 for dinner. Hubby had made pork roast with veggies, potatoes and garlic bread. It was so yummy. After dinner, I got Munchkin ready for bed early since she hadn’t napped, and we had to get to Terry’s surprise 40th B-day.
The weather was horrible. It had started as snow mid afternoon, but by the time Hubby’s parents arrived, it had turned to freezing rain. We got to the party on time, and Terry was very surprised. We spent the night mingling with Terry and Hubby’s co-workers.
By the time we left, it was just raining. We arrived home to find Hubby’s mom rocking Munchkin. She had woken up and wouldn’t go back to sleep. It took me a while of rocking and trying to put her down to recognize the “I’m in pain, Mommy” cry.
I checked her gums…and voila! A molar cutting though. Oh, wait! There’s another! Poor thing. I wouldn’t be able to sleep either. So a dose of Tylenol and some Orajel should to the trick. Um. No.
So 1am, I bring the obviously tired, in pain, little girl to bed with me. There was no way i was going to sleep in the rocking chair. She went right to sleep. Around 5:30 she woke up, but was still tired. So back to her room we went, rocked in the chair and she was asleep enough to be put back in her crib. Thank goodness she slept until 8:30!
She’s napping now and has been for a hour. After she wakes, we’re heading to Jeremy’s house for the Superbown and his birthday celebrations! Ummm…cake!