Well, we’re less than 4 weeks to the due date, and I’m nesting hard! I hope I don’t go into labor anytime soon because I’ve got some projects in the works. The upstairs bathroom needs all manner of storage solutions/decorating, and our bedroom (where the new baby will sleep for a time) needs to be rid of a hideous border, needs curtains, and needs a pretty major rearrange to accommodate a small nursery in the corner. I just got the supplies to get started on these major projects. I hope they don’t prove too big. I finally have the energy and my foot has finally healed enough that I am rerring to go! Tomorrow we go in for the first “weekly” appointment where my cervix will be checked for dilation and ripening and what-not. So, tomorrow we’ll know a little more if I am being a little too ambitious….
In other news Sophia has been hilarious lately! I’ve really been realizing how much she’s growing up, too. Her language skills are on the verge of blowing up. She’s just started rote repeating us and her verbal comprehension is freaking unbelievable. She doesn’t have all the sounds to work with, so repeating us is pretty funny. A few minutes ago I was working on putting a shelf together for the bathroom and getting frustrated as one does with nothing to work with but an allen wrench and sweaty palms… when I exclaimed emphatically, “Oh crap!” Sophia, only inches away from my side, says, “Oh sap!” Wow! That was a first! Better watch your mouth, Mommy! Good thing she’s not around when Mommy and Daddy are playing video games…
A few days ago, she first verbalized the word “no.” She’s been shaking her head no for at least a year, but this is the first time the sound “no” or anything sounding like it came out of her mouth. And, she said it for the first time yelling it 6 times in a row when she didn’t want to do something. Woah! She never does anything half-way, I’m realizing. Since then, we have heard “no” at the door when Daddy goes to work, “no” when I take something away from her, and “no” when I’m putting her diaper on. Argh! I could’ve done without that word for a while.
We’ve also noticed that she understand so, so much. When Will and I have been talking about something, she has understood just enough to go get something that one of us has mentioned and bring it to us. Will and I are talking about going somewhere, out to eat or something, she goes to the door, picks up my purse or my shoes… Will and I were talking about Christmas gift ideas and I said, “I should get a pencil and paper and make a list.” She immediately goes and finds paper for me to write on. Mind you, we are not talking to her. We were talking to each other. She’s off playing by herself… or so we thought!
Moral of the story: your children are listening.