Friday, December 4, 2015

Letters to Sweet Pea 2.5 years

Dear Sweet Pea,

You are growing into the most amazing, intelligent little girl. You are so caring and compassionate, not to mention beautiful. Your beauty astounds me every day.

You're 36 inches tall now. I know when you read these, that won't seem that big, but you started out less than 20 inches. Your hair is getting so long. We trimmed your bangs when you were 18 months old, but haven't cut it since. It's a beautiful golden light brown, the same shade as your daddy's when he was your age. I think you're going to have dark hair like him.

You've gotten better with eating, but your favorite is still fruit (usually grapes) and cheese. You would definitely eat that multiple times a day. You're liking meat more and more, your favorite being chicken. 

You go to bed very easily, we definitely got lucky there. You still sleep with me in my bed, and we snuggle most of the night. Sometimes, you roll over and use your own pillow. *Spoiler alert* Grandma Mimi is getting you Peppa Pig pillow cases for Christmas!

Before bed, you have your milk and then we brush your teeth, put your PJs on, and then brush your hair. You then pick out a book, lately it's been "Shnow White", we read it and we go to sleep. 

You nap on your own in our bed now! When you wake up, you're usually very upset and run as fast as you can to the front room, asking to watch Caillou. The past few weeks, you've been napping on me a few times here and there. You wake up happier, but I'm not sure you get quality sleep that way.

I don't even know where to begin on your developmental growth. Your vocabulary is....mind boggling! You speak in full sentences, asking questions, making little jokes. You're simply amazing. Daddy and I understand 99% of what you say, others have a little more difficulty. 

You're able to count to 10, sometimes 15!! You recognize your letters, and can almost sing the ABCs. You've known all your shapes for ages, and are able to draw a circle.

We've just started to introduce the potty again, we tried when you were newly 2. You've done 2 tiny tinkles and 1 poop! However, I don't think you're quite ready, so we're going to take a break and try again in a few weeks. You did ask to sit on the potty last night though, and even went!

You are obsessed with Peppa Pig! So much so, that almost all your gifts from Daddy and I are Peppa related. You also love UmiZoomi and Caillou. We are currently watching Peppa on the iPad, after an after nap meltdown. While holding your stuffed piggies, that you got for going potty.

You become a giddy, giggling maniac when we play with your stuffed soccer ball as a family. You're learning to catch, but really enjoy it hitting you in the face. Lately, your favorite thing to play is either making chocolate cake, with your play kitchen, or being a doctor. You were using a shoe string thing as a stethoscope, so we ordered you a toy kit. Your favorite part is listening to the heartbeat. After we've made the beating sound, you say "say hi!" in your adorable high voice. It's my favorite.

You're a strong willed, independent young lady. People are always commenting how polite you are, I of course beam with pride. I'm so proud of you and I'm so lucky to be your mommy. I love you more than words can describe. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

I hope we sleep better tonight

What an amazing blood moon last night, right?! I tried to get a nice picture of it, but you know how cameras are. They make things seem so much further away. 

Thanks to the super moon, Sweet Pea had a horrible time sleeping last night. She was restless all night, and woke several times asking to get up. At about 4am, I got woken up to a very cold, tiny finger, in my EAR!! I was less than thrilled. From then on, she woke up every 30 minutes, asking to get up, until it was actually time to get up. Luckily, I've been feeling better in the morning since going off my medication. 

Today we went to the park. Sweet Pea is really only interested in swinging. She doesn't really like to run around on the play structures at all. In fact, she's a little scared of them. 

We took a walk in the big field, to take some pictures. Sweet Pea wasn't really into it, until she found a pile of dirt. She loves her dirt. 

So, I'm sure you noticed a little something different about me. I was becoming a bit overwhelmed with my hair. It was down to my waist, and pretty curly. But it was falling out by the handfuls and leaving bald spots. I finally got tired of it, and decided it was time for a change. SO, Mister shaved m head for me. I was a little uncomfortable with it at first, but I really like it now and I'm thinking I'll keep it for a while. 

Sweet Pea wasn't too sure about it at first. We did it while she was napping, and played a little trick on her when she got up. For a while, she would rub my head and say "it's yucky!" But now she rubs it and says "I yike it mommy". 

My hair has defined me my entire life. It was pretty liberating to just say goodbye to it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dirty Thirty

This past weekend, I turned 30. I had such a hard time with it. I actually cried the night before. 30 always seemed so old. Like, after 30, you were done. You couldn't have anymore kids. I think that's where a lot of my stress was coming from. I felt like I wasn't allowed to have anymore babies once I turned I realize how silly that is, and I feel better about it. 

We kept the celebrating pretty low key. I wasn't going to do anything, but my parents forced me to lol Friday, Mister, Sweet Pea and I went out to dinner with my mom. I had my first adult beverage in.....I don't know how long. Way before Sweet Pea was here. It was fun, but I'm good for a while. Then Saturday we went out with my dad and step-mom to an old family favorite. 

Whenever I would ask Sweet Pea if she knew my birthday was coming up, she would respond with "I eat cake?" She knows what's up.

So far, 30 isn't so bad. Here's to turning 30 a couple more times ;) 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wordy Wednesday

  • Sweet Pea is obsessed with Elmo and Peppa Pig
  • I can't stop looking at newborn things
  • We're going to the beach tomorrow! (Monday)
  • Sweet Pea has learned to say "I'm hungry", and it's the cutest thing ever! She says it even when she's just eaten, but it's still cute!
  • Sweet Pea says "Oh man!" when an app closes on the iPad. It's pretty funny.
  • She had SO much fun at the beach, and fell asleep in the stroller for the first time, ever! 
  • Sweet Pea calls all nuts "coconuts" lol
  • Going swimming tonight! Sweet Pea loves the water!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hard parenting day

Yesterday was a hard parenting day. Toddlers are rough. Sweet Pea is well into her twos now, and boy does she let you know it. 

Yesterday was full of yelling, and failed potty training attempts. Sweet Pea's been asking to sit on the potty, so it's not me forcing her to go. But still, I don't think she's quite ready. She can't seem to stay seated on the potty. She likes to get up and explore, diaperless, and we have lots of carpet that I would rather not have pee on. She's peed in it once though, and got a chocolate chip. Then came and peed in the front room, and asked for one -_- I have no problem keeping her in diapers. They're cloth, and I love my cloth. 

You know what else she does? That I'm sure all two year olds do, she doesn't listen to save her life! It drives me up the freaking wall! I'll ask her to do something, and she just looks at me with this blank stare. Or if I ask her to stop doing something, she'll keep doing it, while looking at me with this little smirk. She's definitely two.

But you know what? I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I have that craving for a small baby again, that newborn squish *sigh*, baby rabies. I've got it bad. Someday. ;) 

Sweet Pea is becoming more and more verbal as the days go on. She now asks us to "cook a piece of cheese" with her. Which means to cook with her play kitchen, with her lol She's a riot. 

She's also a kiss machine. She loves to give kisses. Oh, and Peppa Pig! She's totally obsessed. She LOVES to jump in puddles, just like Peppa. Right now, she's pretending there are puddles all over the living room. 

So, I would say that today is better. I guess that's what it's all about right? There are good days and bad days? No one has good days all of the time. Even if they say they do, they don't. 
Yep. Definitely have the rabies.

I'm back on track with losing weight. I'm only 37 lbs away from not being "morbidly obese" anymore! That's big for me. I got stuck for a while, but am doing well again.  

*Edit: I'm actually only 27 lbs away from not being morbidly obese, but 37 away from my next goal :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wordy Wednesday

  • Sweet Pea's favorite word is "yuck" 
  • She got her first boo boo that required a bandage
  • She's in love with Peppa Pig. Like, ob-sessed. 
  • She calls my dad "Go-Pa"
  • She is completely paci free
  • Her favorite color is green
  • Her favorite letter is W

Monday, July 6, 2015

Microblog Monday: Children's Museum

A few weeks ago, my mom and I took Sweet Pea to the Children's Museum. It was SO much fun that we decided to get a membership. Since then, Mister and I have taken her several times. I'm itching to go back. 

This place is great for children of all ages. They have a pretend grocery store, a water table room, a digging room with little rubber rocks. Face painting, clay work, a giant light and bright, plus so much more! It's all very hands on.

Sweet Pea's favorites are the water tables, and the outside area, which has sand and a water fountain thing, that you can play in. We always bring a change of clothes for her, because she always ends up soaked. 

I highly recommend it for anyone with kids. Find one in your area.