Monday, April 23, 2007

Bye Bye Nuk!

Well last night turned out to be very sleepless. Asha fell asleep on me at 7:30 last night since she didn't have a nap at all and I thought she was down for the night. Guess again. She woke up at 11:30 crying so I went in to find her Nuk (she only gets it for bed) for her and I put it in her mouth and she spit it out and continued to cry. I tried the Nuk again and the same happened only this time she was getting more mad. I finally looked at the Nuk and it was ripped through the middle. I told Asha "Nuk broken" and she had a complete meltdown. This would not be that big of a problem if we had more Nuks but DH said after this one is done that it's no more Nuk. So she threw a temper tantrum until she fell back asleep but continued to wake up many many times throughout the night screaming and crying because she couldn't find her Nuk.
This is going to be so hard to listen to every night. It breaks my heart to hear her cry like that but I know it is something that needs to be done so why not sooner rather than later right? I don't know how much I actually believe that but we'll see how it goes and how long I can hold out before I buy her another one.
We are still undecided about the toddler bed. She doesn't climb out yet but she gets her leg over the top of the railing and just kind of sits there until I get her down. She's getting there but not there yet. How long do you think we can hold out????

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Crib to Bed?

Now that Asha is 2 we have been debating if we should move her to a toddler bed. Actually her bed is a conversion bed so it would just mean taking the railing off of her bed to make it into a toddler day bed. She rarely naps anymore but on the days I would want her to nap it would be IMPOSSIBLE if she were in a toddler bed. The positive side of no naps is that she is ready for bed between 7:30-8:00 and she is out cold so there would be no fights to get her to stay in bed. I just don't know if I'm ready to give up the few naps she takes a week. Those days are so nice to have time to get things done without her wanting "up" and hanging on me. I love her to death but some days it's hard to fold the laundry multiple times because she's "helping" or being pushed away from the sink/stove because she wants me to pick her up.

I also don't know if it's a good idea to change too many things at one time for her. We have sort of started potty training and I don't know if that would all be too much for her.

I don't know what to do. In my head she is still a baby and I don't want to think of doing any of this because she's just a baby but then when I REALLY look at her I realize she's getting to be such a big girl and these are things we need to do.

Any advice anyone?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

My Baby Is A BIG Girl!!

I don't have a baby anymore I have a big girl. The family picture was taken when Asha was 3 months old and she is now my 2 year old.
Asha had her 2 year doctor appointment and she is 90% for height. A whopping 35" for height and 26 1/2 pounds which makes her 50% for weight. She is tall and skinny .... very tall.
I can not believe she used to be only 6 pounds and 18". When we brought her home she was too small for her car seat. She was just this little itty bitty ball. She didn't even fit in the preemie clothes we had to go out and buy her. Time really does fly.
The doctor had suggested that we start to potty train her since she seems to understand when she is wet. She will tell me "change diapey". It's so cute!! She has yet to go tinkle on the potty but she sits there nicely while I sing stupid little made up potty songs to encourage her to go tinkle on the potty. My step son thinks I'm crazy but if it eventually makes her go tinkle I'll look crazy.
My girl is sick today. No fever but she can't keep anything down. I feel so bad for her because she cries so hard whenever she is throwing up. At one point I had her in the tub to clean her up after one of her episodes and she just started to cry and puke and shake. I was crying because I felt so bad for her. I hope she feels better after her nap.
We did Easter last Sunday since DH won't be here for Easter. I didn't get any good pictures of Asha with her Easter basket because she was all serious again like with her birthday presents. She is really enjoying jelly beans though this year. She will ask "Heas (please) jelly bean" and run over to where her bucket is on the counter. Hopefully next year daddy will be home for Easter and we can do it right.
Happy Easter Everyone!!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Where Does The Time Go?

My girl is officially a 2 years old. We had her birthday party yesterday with family. She has finally gotten the hang of presents and went right to town on them when we brought them out. The funny thing was though that she got so serious about the presents. She didn't crack one smile the whole time she was opening them. She concentrating very hard on getting them open and then deciding which ones she wanted to play with right now. Look at that concentration on her face. She had a job to do and she was going to do it well.

Daddy thought it was funny to pile all of her bows on her head while she was opening presents. She was concentrating so hard that she didn't even notice they were on her head until she was all done.

On her birthday and for her birthda party I painted her finger nails for the very first time. She loved it. She felt so pretty and kept looking at her nails. The really funny part though was when I blew on her nails to dry them she kept saying "hot" "hot". I had to keep telling her "not hot just wet". Silly girl!! Here are her nails all painted and full of frosting from digging into the cake. Here you can see that concentration again. She's usually not so serious. She is actually a VERY silly girl.

On her actual birthday we went and had a girls day out and did some shopping and had lunch. It was alot of fun and exactly what I always hoped to do with my daughter. Here is a picture of her on her actual birthday. She's such a girly girl and I love it.

I just can't believe she is 2 years old. We talked to her birthmom on the phone yesterday as well and she is having a hard time believing it's been 2 years as well. She seems to be doing really well. She is busy with her other 2 children. They were at a parade when we called so we couldn't talk long but it was nice for her to be able to talk to Asha and for Asha to be able to hear her birthmom's voice. Asha didn't say much because she was watching me frost her birthday cake and REALLY wanted some of that frosting but she was listening to everything her birthmom said. It was really sweet.