I’m 34 weeks and I completely owe you a belly picture. However, what you are going to get are a lot of L.L. pictures. I know you are so disappointed. (wink-wink!)
Let me first tell you about me…at the beginning of the month I received my first (ever) prenatal massage! It was awesome and I can’t wait to go back for my second one. All thanks to my hubs for the perfect birthday gift! It was everything I thought it would be. Plus, I took the rest of the day off, per the hubs suggestion, and it was glorious. Lots of laying around, reading the internet, and watching tv.
Now, let’s talk about the tot! L.L. did the greatest thing I could have imagined a few weeks ago. We started off our day, as usual, at our Toddler + Me Parenting Class. Usually she will fall asleep in the car, only this time we were in our neighborhood, so she didn’t have the time. When we got home, she had a snack and decided to play with her puzzles. Once she put all the shapes back in the ball, she disappeared. I didn’t think much of it, but she never came back. Since I didn’t hear any noise I went to check on her, expecting to find her passed out on the floor (this happened one time before). ONLY, I didn’t find her there. Instead she was fast asleep in her bed, her TODDLER BED! This is a first and I couldn’t have been more moved. (I know I’m hormonal, but it really was the sweetest sight.) We have tried so many times to get her to sleep, easily, in this bed – only to fail, miserably.
So, this nap wasn’t perfect, she woke up frantically crying and just couldn’t shake the bad mood – fun. Not to worry, tho. We have been trying to work on sleeping in the toddler bed since and it’s going much better. Only for naps, but at least she has proven she can wake up happy there. The time she actually pulled off a solid nap and came to her door happy, yet a little confused, has only been once. She opened her door (more on that later), but only enough to peek out and stood there. I knew she had to be there, but couldn’t see her, so both Domingo and I waited. When nothing happened, we went over to the door to see what was up. She was just standing there. When I asked her what she was doing she pointed to the door and just said, “door?” So, I told her yes, we can open the door and she should come out of her room. She hesitated for a second and then trotted out and into the kitchen chatting away, like she always does. That bed is still a work in progress, so we will keep on keepin’ on!
Now, the last little tidbit on this sweet toddler. About a month ago we thought she had gone through a rapid growth spurt. She had gone from reaching for door handles, almost opening them to full on opening and closing any door she wants to. I was amazed to see her pawing at the handles one day and then cupping her hands together to fully turn the knob the next – our little smartie!
Our little girl is growing up with such grace. I love her to pieces.