My Little Pumpkin

Monday, October 20, 2014

  This little chick is seriously so fun these days! She says the funniest things, keeps us laughing all the time and has the sweetest tendencies. We were snuggling in our bed this morning watching cartoons and she just kept squeezing me saying "I love you so good, Mama." 

Later, I asked her where does UGA live and without hesitation, she says "At Georgia!" That's my girl!. I always think to myself that I need to write down the things she says so that I'll remember them, but by the time I think about writing it down, I've forgotten. Irony. 


She really knows how to work the system around here, too. She still has issues sleeping through the night, hopefully just a phase we've hit (that's lasted like two months) that will soon pass. But I'm trying to let her self-sooth so she's figured out that hollering for mama isn't too fruitful. She pulled out all the stops late one night and yelled, "Daddy, my need you. Get me outta my crib." Buddy, he was up and out of the bed on his way to her room before you could say boo. I'm not really sure what to do with her sleeping. I put her to sleep holding her and the second I lay her down, she screams her head off for about five minutes and eventually goes back to sleep. This was never a problem until here lately, but people tell me it's normal. 

I'm thinking of  making the switch to a toddler bed. My sister still has the one her kids used for us, so it's just a matter of getting it together. She's never even offered to get out of her crib and still fits perfectly, but I'm thinking with a toddler bed, I could just lay beside her until she's out and not have to fool with laying her down anymore. We'll see, I guess. 


She looks like she's casting her little spells in that picture and I love it! I love getting shots like this that capture her fun personality.  It's not all sunshine and roses; I'm afraid my child has the whiny gene that seems to be innate in all kids and she can flip the switch pretty quick, especially when she's not had her nap. For the most part, she's pretty even keeled though, she gets that from her Daddy ;)


She found her bottles (that she wouldn't dare touch as a baby) when I was cleaning the basement the other day and insisted on drinking from it the next three days. It's the most she has ever consumed from a bottle in her two years. She was enjoying a nice breakfast in my bed above. Which reminds me of the pork chop I found stuffed in my pillow the other night, compliments of my little rotten girl. It had been at least a week since I'd made pork chops by the way. 


She's so social and doesn't seem to have a shy bone in her body which I love most of the time. Sometimes it can make a Mama a little worrisome to have a little girl that will literally go to whoever asks to hold her. We were walking up for communion at church a couple of weeks ago and the usher reached for her and said he'd hold her for me while I went up (this isn't weird, I promise, we've known him forever and I went to school with his kids ) and she went right to him and stayed while we took communion and came back, never making a peep. She just has a way of making people happy though and I love that. I hope her sweet heart never changes. 


A lot of people talk about the terrible twos and how awful they start to show themselves at this age, but so far I really think it's my favorite. Like I said, she has her moments still, but I'm hopeful that she got most of them out during that trying year one. I just love my sweet, smart beautiful girl. 

8 comments:

  1. From our experience don't switch her bed! Graceyn started climbing out of her crib at 18 months so we switched. I laid with her every night to go to sleep, when she would wake in the middle of the night she wanted in our bed (she never slept in our bed prior). Now she won't sleep alone at all and we used to lay her in her crib awake and she would put herself to sleep! She's been in our bed every night since March, ack!

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    1. Caroline has started trying to scam her way into our bed every night at bedtime for awhile now, too! She is the wildest sleeper ever so I'm pretty opposed her sleeping with us haha. I'm putting it off as long as I can I think!

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  2. We actually had a positive experience with the toddler bed issue. We weren't having sleep issues out of her (other than her just waking up too early). She did remarkably well with the transition. We kept her crib in her room (in fact, it's still in there) & gave her a choice for her first nap. She loves her bed & has only had 1 rough night in it in over a week. It might be worth trying and if she doesn't do well, you could just switch her back to her crib.

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    1. That's a good idea to do both in the room! Hers is pretty small so I'll have to try and see if there's room. Thank you:)

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  3. We did not have a good experience with the transition either. Right around my daughter's second birthday she started climbing out of her crib so we switched her to a toddler bed. She only slept in it for a few nights before she started refusing to sleep in it. For several weeks I had to lay on the floor in her room until she fell asleep. After that she wanted to sleep in our bed which we allowed her to a few times, but as I was 6 months pregnant at the time that didn't last long. For the last month or so she has been sleeping on our floor. She was a great sleeper until we made the transition. If we had room, I would try a twin bed. I've heard some people have better success with a twin versus a toddler bed.

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    1. Caroline has never been a great sleep so maybe she I switch, she'll do the opposite and sleep all night! Haha I can hope, right ;) she's still,never tried to get out which I really can't believe!

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  4. ^That's interesting about the twin vs. toddler bed. I have not heard that, but we transitioned to a twin with great results. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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    1. Sounds like we need to try twin when the time comes. My sister gave us her kids toddler bed which I have actually put together. It's sitting in the hallway now haha

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