Sophia has done some pretty adorable things lately. Yesterday, she crawled up to me, sat down, grabbed the diaper between her legs and said, “Dup!” Dup is sort of her all purpose word for lots of things–a word meaning to acquire the attention of an adult. Well, I said, “Did you poop?” She grabbed her diaper, tried to look down in it, and again said, “Dup!” Sure enough! Poopy. I think she’s trying to tell me something… We looked at training pottys at Wal-Mart, yesterday. Do we really need one that sings and celebrates and plays music? My toilet doesn’t do that. And, if it did, that’d be weird… She’s already fascinated with our toilet: flushing it and trying to put toilet paper in it and splashing her hands in it. New rule in our house: Toilet seat is ALWAYS down! What do you think? Should we just buy a cheapy? Those of you toilet training experts want to give advice? I’d appreciate it.
More fun stuff: Sophia is always bringing us objects around the house. She’ll quietly crawl up to us and hand us something. She loves to bring me sunglasses to put on, her stuffed animal to kiss and hug, a book to read her, or crackers to give her. Yesterday, she found her hat in a pile of toys. She brought it to me to put on her. Then, she went into our coat closet, found Daddy’s hat and took it to him! He melted! And, of course, wore it for the rest of the day! A happy Father’s Day it was!
Some of Sophia’s words are sounding more like words instead of just “Da-da,” her all time fave excitement word. We have a picture book that she likes to open and find the “dog-ee.” It is sounding more like doggy all the time. A few days ago I asked her to point to the doggy, and I absolutely couldn’t believe my eyes when she did it! I can hardly keep up with this development! She keeps doing this free standing thing out in the middle of the room. She’ll stand up, look around for someone to be excited and grin so hard that she nearly falls over. She’s starting to free stand with objects in her hand. This morning she free stood with a cup of milk! She drank a few drinks while standing and politely sat back down. What a joy it is to watch her do the simplest things!
One of the more scarier things she’s been doing is trying to make necklaces out of any and all string or cord-like objects. The worst is Daddy’s tennis shoes! She’ll take one of the long shoe strings and wrap it around the back of her neck like a necklace. Then, she’ll shrug her shoulders to keep it in place and crawl all over the house with Dad’s huge New Balance tennis shoe dragging beside her! What a crazy child with her fascination with necklaces! And, the thing is that I never wear one! She must have acquired her love of jewelry from Will’s side of the family!
So, chasing around Sophia, trying to save her from falling in the toilet, getting strangled by a play necklace, or getting stuck between two objects… is my FULL TIME JOB! I have so many objects to put back in their right place that it’s hard to imagine getting “finally moved in” or even organized at all. The overwhelming pregnancy fatigue doesn’t help either… Things are going well, though, and I’m just trying to live day by day, enjoying as much of the day as I can, and having very small goals like–as long as the kitchen is clean by the end of the day, then it’s been a successful day.
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