Look at my big girl!! This has been a big month for communication. I feel like Palmer is getting better at effectively sharing her feelings and asking for things. Yes, most of the time those things are food related but communication is big! We’ve been working with her on numbers and we are up to 5. I can hear her saying it in her room all the time. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… GO! I’m trying to work with her on colors. Most of the time she just calls things yellow or orange (rrrrnngg…. one of the most requested foods).
She has been really testing mommy’s patience lately with all the tantrums. I’ve found that cuddling is huge in calming her down so a lot of times, I revert back to newborn care and hold her, bounce her and cover her with a blanket. It seems to do the trick.
She loves shoes but refuses to wear them for more than 30 minutes. I swear the moment we go out in public, she wants her feet to be free. Oh child… you’re so difficult.
We’ve officially transitioned to the big girl table for meals. We got a booster seat from my dad and she loves sitting at the table with us. She does pretty well not making too much of a mess. Erin still likes to put her in the high chair because she’s better contained and he said it’s easier to clean.
I think she’s finally starting to get this new baby thing. I’ll ask her about the new baby and she’ll give my belly a kiss and hug. It’s pretty cute. I wish I could get a picture of it but I never can. I couldn’t even get it in our family photos. 😦
The last big thing is that we are starting potty training TODAY! The 3-day training method recommends 22 months but we are pretty close at this point. 22 months means the new baby is already here and it will be difficult to focus fully on training Palmer and nursing/taking care of a newborn. So we’ll see how this goes.
Lots of updates to come. Countdown to 2 is THREE MONTHS!!