Let’s be honest — 34 months sounds ridiculous.
How about I say, in 2 months, my baby will be 3!
Riding her bike on a warm February day.
So what has she been up to?
Lately, she’s incredibly sensitive, which is very new for our go-with-the-flow, laid-back girl. As soon as we raise our voice, her little lip quivers and her eyes fill with tears. If one of us was gone that night at meeting or night out, the first words out of her mouth when we get home are, “You weren’t here, and I was sad.” At night when we are putting her to bed/back in bed for the 10th time she says, “But when you leave, then I am sad. When daddy leaves, I am sad.” We’re learning how to deal with our newly sensitive girl, while still being firm. It’s tricky, to say the least.
She knows her letters like I cannot even believe! Every week they have a letter to focus on at school, and in the 5 months she’s been at her new daycare, she can now:
- Tell you what letter makes which sound. “What letter says ‘puh’ ‘puh’?” And she’ll, say, “P! P for Parker!” (who is a kid in her class)
- She can spell words by telling me the letters. The other day after a doctor’s visit, she got a Happy Valentine’s Day sticker. She read me the word happy: h-a-p-p-y.
- She can verbally spell her name and recognize her name written on paper.
Bedtime has become a nightmare. She fights, cries, stalls, and then cries. Then she asks for another book, for her frog/bear/wubbie. We’ve tried earlier bedtimes, shorter naps, no nap, nightlight on, hall light off…nothing seems to work. I hope it’s a phase that passes quickly.
Potty training is still on hold. She hasn’t shown any interest lately, and I’m not going to force her.
She’s become the anti-hugger. Anyone wants a hug from her, she runs or turns her back. There’s no way she’s embarrassed of us already, right?
She loooooves anything art related. We just recently bought watercolors and she spent more than an hour painting pictures. She still loves her whiteboard and drawing.
We still take our trips to the library, though they aren’t every week anymore. But when we go, she loves to go in, run around to see the usual things and then sit an play on the touch-screen kids computer while I pick out books for the week.
A lot of people have asked me if she’s excited to be a big sister, and honestly, I have no idea! When we talk about it, I’m not sure she totally gets it. When we introduced her to our friends’ new baby last week, she was not interested at all. I wonder if as I get bigger (more on that later) she’ll start to grasp that something is changing, but so far, life is moving forward as usual for her.
She still loves episodes of Dora, but we’ve also started doing family movie nights on the weekend, and most recently we watched Toy Story. She was a huuuuge fan. I’m guessing our Disney movie collection is about to explode.
She’s also wearing 5T shirts, 4T pants, and size 9 shoes. That girl has a loong torso (her daddy) and short legs (her momma).
She was not ready to get up from her nap.
I just can’t believe she’ll be 3 in a couple of short months!