Hi everybody. I promise, if I win the lottery, I'll fly us all to some tropical island for a party!
Had our first rough patch in a while today. We were supposed to go out with the IL's for brunch. I am a real pancake/sweets person so I was looking forward to it. But by the time we were heading out the door, it became apparent that it wasnt' going to happen. Emily has been under the weather for the past couple of days, don't quite know what it is but she was very moody and basically had a little meltdown. Meanwhile Sasha had just woken up from a longer-than-usual morning nap so he wanted nothing to do with the stroller. He cried and cried and finally I took him out to nurse (which meant heading back inside our building to the lobby waiting for FIL and SIL to show up. By then he was just melting down too and I ended up staying at home while DH went with them. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself at first, but hey my kids needed me and what would be the point anyways? It would not have been a nice time. As it is, the IL's are all fighting so I'm glad I wasn't there. It's sad really. They are such a dysfunctional family, so much history of hurt and misunderstanding piled up on itself that I doubt they'll ever sort things out. Meanwhile I've gained a whole new appreciation for how far DH has come, lol.
So, yesterday, Emily crawled into our bed, bringing her animals and toys with her, telling us she was going to have a nap. She does this every now and then but just plays around. Well, this time she did fall asleep, and slept for two hours! She'd been waking alot the night before, she's pooping lots of loose-looking stools, so we weren't surprised. But it was neat to see her "putting herself down for a nap". All those nights when it seemed she would "always" need to nurse to sleep. All those dire predictions from the older generation. And now this.
Another big milestone...three times in the past week she has tried to use her potty! She just hauled it out one day (usually she plays with it, putting toys inside, etc) and tried to take her diaper off. She sat on it (she has never sat on it with the lid up before) and said she was going to go pee. She read a book, lol! Quite a sight. Well, nothing happened, but she's done it twice since then and once right after she pooped. So, just like everybody said, she's just doing it all on her own. I suspect this is the start.
Oh yeah, one more major milestone! We bought a twin size air mattress for MIL to sleep on this past week. Emily can't stay out of it and has proclaimed it "her bed". She wouldn't sleep with MIL of course, but now that MIL is gone, Emily says she wants to sleep in it tonight. On the one hand, I'm amazed at all this, on the other hand I'm sad because I love sleeping with her. We are going to put it beside our bed tonight. I expect she will be up in our bed in no time after being put down there, but I suppose it's a start. My little girl is growing up!!!!! sniff!