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Toddler Log: 2 Years and 13 Weeks

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The week started off rough. The time adjustment (and maybe my growing bump too) seemed to throw Marlie into a weird place. Not only was she waking up too early, she continued to wake up several times in the middle of the night and then she decided to throw tantrums when you put her back to bed. I'm talking screams and cries so loud that I'm am sure the neighbors could hear. The whole episode would leave me frazzled because what mom wants to lay in bed and listen to her child sound like the girl from The Exorcist? I wanted to get up and comfort her or let her sleep with us. But I stuck to my guns and let her daddy escort her back to her own room every time because "it's for her own good." By mid-week she stopped the nightwaking and she's almost back to waking up at a reasonable time (6 am, I'll take it!). 

What else?
  • It looks like Marlie has finally picked a lovie (besides me). She has been napping and sleeping with her dolly (it's a custom waldorf-inspired cloth doll that I won in a giveaway). She also likes to travel with her pink giraffe. I couldn't be more thrilled that she is seeking comfort and companionship in these stuffed toys and not always looking to me.
  • She loves walking up to people and saying, "I two!" while holding up both of her index fingers. No peace sign for her. She always has to be different.
  • I got her addicted to hot cocoa and now she wants "cucoo" all the time. My husband is giving us the side-eye because we are drinking the expensive stuff (no instant mix here!). Real cocoa powder, almond milk, and real brown sugar are pricey so he wants us to limit our cocoa consumption to the weekends. I tried cutting the milk with water, but it just doesn't taste the same! I have few niceties in my life. I don't go the the salon every week to get my hair and nails done. I don't buy new clothes at all. I don't have a daily lunch date with girlfriends or buy myself a grande mocha latte every morning. So, if I want to "treat" myself and my daughter with some bloody cocoa in the morning, I deserve that luxury.
  • The giveaways gods think I deserve nice stuff too: I scored a HUGE win this week, a mamaRoo baby seat! I can check baby bouncy seat off my list of stuff I need to replace for the new baby since I sold or gave away all the infant gear we got for Marlie. Sweet. I also won a Seventh Generation prize pack that includes 4 bottles of dish soap, sponges and a Le Crueset baking dish.
  • We took our Christmas photo on Saturday afternoon and then rushed over to the Markeys house for a delicious dinner. Marlie and Orlaith played so well together. It gave me hope that Marlie will get along with her sibling.


Quiana said...

Glad Marlie's adjusting to the time change! Nia was thrown off too.

Totally feel you on the lovie thing. I keep waiting for Nia to stop being attached to her Baba but so far so good!

What AWESOME prizes you won! Esp the Le Creuset pot.

Krissy said...

That time change was hard. Jas had the opposite effect. She went to bed extra early the 1st couple of nights and woke up extra late. She's back to normail now.

Jas says she's 2 with 4 fingers. Maybe I should try and teach her the 2 index finger lol. That's too cute.

Woohoo on the prizes. You are always good for winning tho. I never win lol( I never enter either lol everyone is always asking too much)

Mama Up! said...

Heh, that's funny about the hot chocolate - the Babby does not like it. I mean, really. Who doesn't like hot chocolate?!

Mama Up! said...

(And I like the fancy stuff, too!)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

oh wow...things you don't think about when you are not a mom yet..how things like time change can throw kids off!

keyalus said...

I totally forgot about the time change. Maybe that's why Lewis' sleeping has been a bit choppy lately. That or the ear infection. :|

I'm glad my child is not the only one slow to pick a lovie...unless a blanket counts? He likes a particular one when he's sleeping but doesn't give it any thought otherwise.

You stay winning prizes! You are either very lucky or you enter a whole lot of contests. :)

Karla said...

I love cocoa made with almond milk too. Yum!

I both miss and don't miss having such a small child (my youngest is 9). I don't miss sleepless nights and diapers but my goodness they were a joy too!

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Lee-Ann said...

The sleep thing is so hard! Good for you for sticking to your guns, I'm such a wuss when it comes to that, lol. It is so nice when they start having a fuzzy companion. :)

Alicia said...

Awww... I love reading these updates. "I two." How cute is that?! Honey, enjoy your cocoa with lil Marlie. You deserve a lil treat every now and then :-)

Kim said...

I have no doubt that she will be a wonderful big sister. That cocoa sounds wonderful!!

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Maureensk said...

I got rid of all of my baby stuff after baby #3, then again after baby #4. It sucks starting all over. At the same time, at least you know what you really need vs what people say you need (or think you do anyway as each baby really is different). Too funny about the way Marlie shows she is two! Yes, you do deserve your hot cocoa when ever and however you want it, damn it, all Mother's deserve at least that much, much less pregnant mommies of toddlers!

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