Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Misc..and Lena update!

I realize that since this pregnancy I haven't been keeping up with my blogging. It's one of those things I have let take a backseat to raising a toddler, and baking another one in my belly!! I find that with my down time these days I tend to go more for the shower, a nap, or nourishment!! And trust me, free time is few and far between since Lena has cut out her morning nap! I also feel that my blogging is lacking a sense of purpose. I started out to keep my family (8 hours away) informed, but to be honest we live pretty normal, boring lives! And while I find the antics of my 15 month old absolutely, ridiculously, adorable, I realize that not everyone will share in this sentiment. So I am looking at starting a new blog...I've been going back and forth with this idea for some while now, and feel that once we get all of our household "to dos" done, I am going to go for it!! I'll keep you updated....

On another at this household has been pretty normal. Lena is learning and growing every single day. It's so amazing to get to stay home and watch her grow. I couldn't imagine missing anything from this first year. It also breaks my heart at the same time. Granted I'm pregnant, which calls for crying atleast once a day, but I also find myself sitting down and watching our hospital videos, or going through her picture with a sappy song in the background, tears a-flowin'! Why do I do that to myself!?

She has become so independent lately! Something I can remember desperately wanting...and now wishing I could go back. She does not like mommy and daddy to feed her. She insists on doing it herself. This usually results in more on the floor and in her hair. We have also gone potty a couple of times. We aren't really trying to train her, but since the "poop fiasco" we thought we'd give it a try and see what happens. Some days it goes well, others not so much. So we will just take it slow and see what happens!! (I will say she loves to flush her potty, it sings and daddy has recorded a nice little congratulatory message on there- I think it's creepy but she LOVES it!!)

I can also really see her starting to use her imagination. My parents bought her a playhouse while they were watching her a couple of weeks ago. I love to see her go in it, shut the door, clean something off in her sink, sit at the table, talk on the's adorable! And I can just see those little wheels turning! We also are enjoying reading more. She has a pretty short attention span, so we may only get through a few pages, but hey whatever!! And she is def. my kid in that she ADORES the television. I swear she could watch Toy Story over, and over, and over. She even knows when her favorite parts are coming!! (note we only really watch any kind of tv when it's time to eat, or we are trying to nap)

Our communication is getting better also. She can't always tell you what she wants, but if you ask the right question she will let you know with a simple "yeah". This has come in handy when she needs a diaper change, but I'd really rather not stick my nose in her bum to be sure!! Have I menioned how adorable she is with babies?? I'm not sure how this came it from me teaching her to be sweet to the dog and her baby dolls, or being around little ones for a few weeks in her music class. But it's almost as if she knows they are fragile. She will hug, and kiss on them, and is genuinely worried when they cry. I guess I also have to chalk it up to her nature. She can throw little fits when she's really tired, or doesn't feel well, but generally speaking she is a sweetie. I can't tell you how many times a day she walks over to me just for a hug or kiss. Or the numerous times she grabs a sippy and just comes over to cuddle in mommy's lap for a moment. That is what I live for!!

Needless to say, our baby is slowly becoming a little girl. Even her haircut is past the point of infant. She is ALL girl...we love our purses, dolls, shoes, and anything just pretty. But she has also become a bit more of a daddy's for the moment when he gets home during the day!! We are loving every second of this little life. I can not WAIT to see her and Parker grow and learn together!

I truly pray that they love and lean on one another. There is no more amazing relationship than that of a sibling. It's having a best friend that will love you and be there for you despite all of your flaws and mistakes....what a blessing!!


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