The other day I found myself saying, "Oh no, we're at THIS stage." Why?
Eden's favorite movie lately has been Hercules (that she always calls "Quicklies"). I often put on a movie while we get ready and I can do her hair while her she's holding still. I started to brush her hair when she said, "Mom, I want my hair to be like Meg's."
Luckily Meg only wears a high pony tail. I can handle that.
But if she asks for more difficult hair styles, I may be in trouble.
p.s. Eden was EXTREMELY proud of her hair all day. Telling people about how she looks like Meg.
Leila can now get herself from sitting to standing (if she's holding on to something short enough).
And she also has a love for food. Wait, that doesn't describe it. She has an EXTREME LOVE for food. When we sit her down for food at breakfast and dinner, she EAT and EATS. I decided once that maybe we shouldn't give her as much and supplement with breast milk at the end. She wouldn't have it. She only wanted FOOD.
She's found a new love for foods that she can feed herself as well. She loves green beans, baby snacks, bread, ANYTHING.
Leila officially crawls! She also TALKS a lot more than she did previously (well, somewhat babble). She's learned the word "Dada" and hasn't stopped saying it since. She loves her dad. Its true. She occasionally says "Mama" and a little bit of babble and a decent amount of screaming. But dad is officially her new favorite.
I told Eden she could play a little while I put Leila to bed. Then after Leila was asleep, I'd put her to bed.
While I was off feeding and putting Leila to bed, Eden decided to be a big helper and take out the "pretties" in her hair, put on her pajamas for me, and pick out a bedtime book.
It would have been much more of a help if she wasn't getting ready for NAP TIME. So, now she's out of her clothes and in her pajamas with her hair undone....during nap. I may have to get Eden dressed and ready TWICE today.
But she was trying to be helpful. That's what counts.
Leila's taken a few crawling steps. She's gotta be REALLY wanting something and people not paying attention to her (cause if she sees you are paying attention she'll give up trying in hopes that we'll give in to give her what she wants first).
She's quite the demolisher. I got her to crawl better than she's ever crawled today by playing LEGOs with Eden. When I build something Leila headed over FAST to, of course, demolish it. As soon as she had ripped it apart, she went back to playing with other things....occasionally checking if we re-built anything for her to destroy.
But Leila's other big thing is her love of CLIMBING. She'll climb on most anything she can climb up on. She loves to open her dresser drawers and and try and climb them. She also LOVES our big LEGO container. She knows what's inside. She'll grab it, tip it over, spread the LEGOs around, throw the box and the lid and then play, play, play!
Leila was able to get a hold of Eden's hair and started pulling it. Then Eden escaped and looked to me....
"Mom! Leila told me that my hair isn't pretty enough!"
Hmm....I'm pretty sure she didn't say that. I'm definitely gonna be skeptical when she "tattle tells" on someone. Honestly, I can usually tell when she's making things up or exaggerating....cause she'll say things that the other person would not or CAN NOT say.
Plus, that's such a girly and self-conscience thing to say for her age. She shouldn't be thinking things like that... Hope she didn't get that from me. I don't think I say things like that....
Today Eden and I were drawing. For the first time, she drew a person.
I started off by drawing a circle with hair (although, she knows how to draw circles). Then from there she drew eyes, nose, mouth, body, arms, legs, and hands and feet (little circles on the end of each arm and leg) all by herself.
Mom: "Dad's taking a tub cause he doesn't feel well."
(Pauses to think.)
Eden: "He's taking a tubby because his lungs don't work very well and so he needs to take a tubby to get some of the water in his lungs to help him get better?"
We recently borrowed our neighbor's humidifier and she apparently was listened to her father's in depth description of how the humidifier helps your body. Then she was able to relate the humidifier to the bathtub....which is the same principle for both.
I didn't even think of comparing the two. My thought was the simplified version of "because he doesn't feel well". She's good.