First leap was successful. Will the second one be?
Haven’t had one of these days for awhile.
This weekend we got Charlotte a little potty from Target when I was there taking advantage of their Luvs and baby promo ($16 for the big boxes, and $20 off of $100 baby purchase). We needed a second convertible seat for our car/my parents’ car since they watch her during the day anyway.
Anyway, yesterday we took the potty out of the box because we wanted her to get comfortable with sitting on it before training her. I don’t think she’s ready yet and won’t push her, but she does know what “poopoo” is and that’s what the toilet was for.
Before giving her her bath, I thought I’d just set her on there. She was such a trooper and cooperated more than I thought she would. She got up after a few minutes, I checked, and saw that she actual peed in the potty! I was pretty proud of her; so was she! I hope potty training won’t be hard when we really get into it though. Any tips?
I’ve been telling Steve I want to wean Charlotte off completely soon. She’s been falling asleep with him the few times he tried, so I don’t know why he doesn’t do it more often. I think he’s just lazy, lol.
When I went out Friday night with the girls (more on that on a different post), he put her to sleep fine…and she didn’t wake up once to nurse at all that night! First night sleeping through! Saturday night since I was home, she wanted to nurse before bed, but then again, no nursing throughout the night. I told Steve to put her to bed last night, but of course, he fell asleep before us, smh.
I was telling him this morning we need to try harder; he was questioning me why I want to stop “already.” I know he was just joking, but I told him breastfeeding will decrease our chances of conceiving baby #2. Yeah, that shut him up quick :D
I hope to be done by the end of April. I barely have any milk left anyway. We’re going on 18 months, so crazy since the beginning was such a struggle. Wish us luck!
Things Charlotte knows/does at 17 months. Not bragging or anything but it’s my blog and my child and I have short term memory so this will help me remember :D I don’t know if this is average or not, but I’m just so proud of her.
-She can identify the letters “B” and “O”
-Knows most of her body parts
-Can count 1-2 in Hmong, and then just repeat it over and over (I really believe she can grasp what counting is because she would be putting toys away and counting things separately)
-Knows what “poo-poo” is
-Knows what an apple is (should’ve seen her point out all the apples this past weekend at Applebee’s “Ah-pple….ah-pple…ah-pple!!!”)
-Favorite shape is a star and finds it in all the books
-Knows balls and balloons
-Knows how to sign “Thank you” “More” “hurt” “baby” “dog” “tree” “byebye”
-Can ask for more food
-Understands yes and no, especially no (“Hey Charlotteeee…” “No” shakes head)
-Can we say tantrums?
-Can throw trash (diapers) away
-A pro at finding her apps on the phone
-Loves singing and dancing
-Has a large vocabulary
-Understands when she’s in trouble and tries to give us kisses to distract us
-Understands simple commands such as “bring this to Daddy” “throw away” “Bring Mommy the book”
-Loves brushing her teeth, taking baths but not really into showers yet
-Getting the hang of putting on clothes
-Stays still during diaper changes
-Has four teeth on top, three on bottom and two back molars
-She’s still scared of noisy plush toys (loves the Fisher-Price dogs though)
-Has two little dolls she carries around and calls them her “ab-ab” (baby)
-Still cosleeps with us and nurses at night
-Knows that she’s going somewhere when her jacket is on and says “bye” automatically
-Can say “Down!” to Kas
-Said her first three word sentence but I forgot :( See this is why I need to write it down!
-Still in size 3 diapers and 12-18 month clothing. I believe she is finally over 20 pounds
-Hair is long enough for a ponytail
-She is down to usually just one nap a day
-Can identify songs (as soon as “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” or “One Little Finger” by Super Simple Songs comes on, she’s ready to participate)
And many more that I can’t think of right now. Love my sweet girl!
I’m turning 30 on the 30th, with no plans. What to do, what to do? I’m so boring.
Today during lunch Steve told me my make up smeared under my eyes and that it was all dark. Of course I looked at it because it would be embarrassing to work all day with smeared eye makeup. I had to tell my sweet husband that it isn’t smeared makeup, but things called “dark circles” under my eyes cause this mama hasn’t been getting enough rest and has all the worries in the world on her shoulder. I just can’t help it.
My mind is always racing and running away from me :O