Tommy was on vacation all last week, so we had a lot of family time. He was able to finally go to Madeline's class and we ended up dropping her to one nap. She could have waited a few more weeks before we dropped her, but since she was taking awhile to fall asleep at night, we decided to go ahead and do it. So, it's been a big adjustment the past week. She's doing okay, and I'm doing okay...just trying to get used to the new schedule, and figuring everything out. It'll probably take a few weeks for everything to flow normally again.
We thew a bridal shower for Rick and Shelby on Saturday, and that went well...and then Leia and Zach came over for a visit on Sunday..which was a blast. We also have family coming in town soon which is very exciting, and my Dad is on vacation next week, too, so it'll be nice to see him everyday. With that being said, the next couple of months will most likely be busy. We also decided to do Thanksgiving at our house this year with Tommy's family plus mine. It's too hard to try to go to two places without being rushed and keeping Madeline on her schedule...and not really fair to either party. So, we are excited to be hosting Thanksgiving at our house and hope to keep the tradition for awhile.
This week has had ups and downs. Madeline turned 14 months on Monday. She started making a few new sounds this week. Since I updated last, she's started twirling while dancing (And, no, I didn't teach her), walking backwards, efficiently kicking a ball, bouncing a ball, and bouncing on a trampoline (in her class). She also moved up to the next level in class on Tuesday. This class is for 14mo-24mo, so now she's the wee one in class, but once her other friends start walking better in her old class, they'll move up. At the end of her new class, they have the parents sit back and watch all the kids play in the middle of the room. Madeline was particularly clingy in this class..I'm sure due to all the new faces and realizing that everyone is walking/running/talking. Anyway, at the end of class while I had to sit back, I thought Madeline would want me considering she was so clingy. But, nope, she was fine...didn't even look for me. Played well with the other kids and was having a great time. And so I started crying (quietly). My sweet baby is growing up so fast and she's becoming more and more independent. I think I tried yawning about 30 times so it was not evident that I was having a moment. Don't get me wrong...I don't hover over her in class, but for safety reasons I have to stay within a few feet. But, this was bittersweet watching her. Hopefully during the next class I won't be crying.
Today was a very hard day. It was a screaming, meltdown festival in our house. I'm not too sure why...maybe just a bad day or her molars bothering her. She cried all day long with the exception of going to Target. I had no plans to go to Target today, but I had to get out of the house. I asked her if she wanted to go, and she pointed at her shoes, grabbed them, sat down for me to put them on, then bolted to the garage door, clapping in anticipation...so she was pretty excited for the errand. I'm hoping tomorrow will be back to normal. With the exception of this morning, she's been sleeping until 8am. I'm not sure if it's due to the new nap adjustment, molars, or just a fluke. Only time will tell. She still slept in about 20 minutes later than usual this morning, but definitely not 8am. I'm not complaining. If she continues to sleep later and later, I will be one exited Mama!
|Please turn on the music!|
|"I'm like a bird."|
|I know I'm fabulous.|