Hey everyone. I haven't been online much these days. Sadie's been keeping me busy, refusing to stay asleep for naps or otherwise, so my MDC time has gone by the wayside. Don't really know what's going on with her right now. Could be a combination of things -- teething (she's still missing 7 teeth so we've got a ways to go), and major verbal explosion going on. She wakes up in the morning talking, talks in her sleep, wakes up in the middle of the night jabbering about I don't know what cause I'm too tired to remember.
: I considered nightweaning for awhile, but it seems that's the only surefire way I can get her to go back to sleep.
Anyhoo...jumping. Not happening here at all. She actually tries, but just ends up throwing her arms up in the air with such force that she probably feels like she's getting air. But no. And stairs not so much either. She'll climb up a few one at a time, two feet per step, if there's something to hold onto, but then she'll scramble up on her knees. She has climbed alternating feet, one foot per step, while holding onto a low banister a few times, but only for a short distance. Going down it's "t you!", (carry you, meaning her). We don't have any stairs in our house or really in any of the places we usually go, so she doesn't get much practice. And she just started walking normal again, (without dragging her foot or winging it out to the side), so it'll probably be awhile.
So news in our house...we are going to be moving into my parents' house at the end of April. I'm torn about this. My parents are going to be traveling for 8 - 10 months and they can't take my grandma, (who lives with them). They've left her for a couple of months at a time before, but she's getting to old for that and really needs somebody there to look after her. So it's us. The good part is that we won't have to pay rent or utilities; dh works walking distance from their house so we'll be saving even more money on gas; and Sadie will get to spend lots of time with her great grandma. Did I mention this is going to save us a ton of money? Hopefully we'll be able to pay off the debt we've racked up since I quit work, and actually start saving some money for a change. What's the bad part? I love where we live right now. I don't really love Yorba Linda, where I grew up. It's pretty conservative and soooo, um, white. Plus, moving back to my parents' house yet again....I'm almost 40! I guess I just gotta get over it. It's only temporary and it'll be good for everyone in the end.
Ok that was a long post. Sorry.
Cinnamonamon - thinking of you.
Rainy - pming you.