Our sweet girl is a little over 2 now (almost 27 months if you’d like exacts) and we’ve been really caught up in life all about baby brother lately so I wanted to do a post just for her. I’m sure there will at least be mention of Huck though, because she’s pretty into him too.
I guess the biggest milestone is that she got a big girl bed last week! I’m still waiting to put a few more things on her wall above her bed but her new room is pretty much complete. We decided to skip the toddler bed and just go with a twin that was close to the floor. Prior to the switch, she would go down for the night pretty easily in her crib, and sleep through the night. She started calling for me when she’d wake up in the mornings a few months ago. I was a little worried about her getting up too much during the night or falling out of it. We talked a lot about how she’s a big girl now and asked her if it was okay if we give the baby bed to Huck. She was pretty excited about it all. The first night she was really excited to get in it… until she realized she had to stay in it. There were lots of tears and saying “scared” so I ended up staying with her a while, patting her back and telling her it was okay. But every time I’d try to leave, she got upset. So I eventually bribed her and said if she stayed all night in her big girl bed, she’d get a surprise in the morning (a few m&ms after breakfast). And it worked! She slept all night and called for me when she woke up. Each night got a little easier and then she figured out she could get up by herself in the morning, but thankfully (knock on wood) she hasn’t gotten up in the middle of the night yet. So far, so good. It hasn’t quite been a whole week yet though.
She’s pretty talkative these days and I’m not sure if I understand her so well because I’m her momma but I feel like she speaks more clearly than some 3 and 4 year olds I know. A few conversations lately:
A neighbors dog was in our yard while we were outside playing.
Momma! A puppy!!
Whitlee, I’m not sure about that puppy. He might not be nice. Let’s leave him alone and see if he’ll go home.
Mag mag knows this puppy. It okay momma.
(Mag mag is our dog, Maggie)
Whitlee, what did you and mawmaw do today?
Umm… go to Target! (They didn’t)
You did?! Did you get me a present??
What did you get me??
Uh huh!! REAL tape!!
While getting paint for Huck’s room mixed at Walmart
Look, that guy is mixing the paint for Huck’s room. He’s gonna shake it up real good for us.
That for baby Huck’s room?
Yes, that paint is for his wall
She starts trying to pull my shirt up over my belly
Uh, excuse me. What are you doing, ma’am?
Pull you shirt up so baby Huck can see his paint.
Anytime I grunt or groan, usually when I’m getting up from the floor or couch
What mad bout, momma?
Our conversations are usually extremely funny and her perspective on things is so fun to watch. She’s also learned a few bad habits and has small tantrums pretty often. We usually make her go stand in the corner when she throws stuff during a fit or tries to hit or kick, and it calms her down really fast. Thankfully her fits are pretty short lived.
She can also count to 12 and say her whole ABC’s.
As far as Huck goes, she asks about him a lot but she doesn’t know he’s sick. She just asks “when Huck be here, momma?” Or she points at things in his room and says “that for baby Huck!” She also says his whole name if you ask what her brother’s name is.
So that’s just a little update on our first little love. We can’t believe she’ll be a big sister soon!!