Sometimes it’s not always sugar and spice and everything nice. I think it’s safe to assume we have entered the “Terrible 2’s”. Yikes.
So until about a month ago, you were still sleeping with Me and Daddy. Some people call it cosleeping, others call it crazy, I think it was a little of both.
I came to the realization that it was incredibly selfish of me to keep you in our bed. I kept telling myself that YOU would freak out if I put you in your bed… Really, it was me. I was so happy and content with knowing that you were snuggled safely next to me that I was not letting you leave my side. I had a longing need to be near you at all times.
Since I have become a stay at home mom, we now spend every moment of our days together. It is so amazing. We have so many adventures and laughs, I cannot even begin to list them. However, that need to smother you at all times is fading. Our intense time together has made me realize that you need your time to be a big girl. You are so independent and always insist on doing things by yourself. So, I decided it was time for ME to be a big girl and let you sleep in your own bed.
The first few nights were tough, for both of us. You cried. I cried. Daddy thought I was crazy. Eventually by the end of the first week, you were a pro. Now, we snuggle more during storytime and less at bedtime. Tonight, you grabbed your baby and asked to go “Night Night” in the sweetest, softest, most precious voice ever. I scooped you in my arms and gave you one more tight squeeze, kissed your forehead, wished you good night, and watched you tuck your baby into bed.
Within minutes you had slipped into dreamland. No tears. I checked in on you and at that moment it hit me that you were no longer the little baby that needed her Momma for everything. You are an amazingly charismatic, smart, charming, independent little girl. I guess this is where the saying “Don’t Blink” comes from.
I wish I could stop time.
I love you forever and ever to the moon and back.
Happy Valentine’s Day LoveBug! We had so much fun making Daddy’s Valentine gift today! You were covered head to toe in pink paint by the time we were finished and all I could do was laugh because you looked so silly! Your gift turned out so adorable and Daddy loved it! Love you Sweet Pea!
Happy Valentines Day Doodle!
Check you out! Forward Rolling like a Pro! Looks like your ready for the gym. Move over MaryLou!
Dancing with Daddy.
Today, when you awoke from your nap, you came strolling into the living room with sleepy eyes and messy hair.
“Potty, Daddy” you said with confidence….
So we all jumped up and raced into the bathroom.
Then, just like an ol’ pro, YOU WENT POTTY!!!!!
Holy Cow! We cheered and clapped and danced around for a solid 10 mins! Way to go big girl!!!!
So so proud of you!