Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sleepy Baby

At three months, Mia was sleeping through the night for the most part, and though I know each child is different, at six months I still cannot get Lilia on a consistent night time routine. Her day time routine is fairly set, to the extreme, where she will let you know if you aren't following it for some reason. For a week her daytime routine seemed to be the cure as she slept each night through; now it's a guessing game as to what odd time awakings today will bring. In fact, the last two nights she has been up every two hours.  She doesn't need anything particular when I hear her sweet voice come filtering through the monitor. Instead, she is cheerful, talking and grinning as if to say "Good morning! Time to wake up."

Sometimes she wants to rock back to sleep, other times a soft kiss good night and a fresh go at her paci will suffice. No matter the extent of the visit, she's still awake and I am awake as well (if you call fumbling around delirious, awake.)

I am at a loss as to what to try next. If anyone has some creative ideas I will excitedly welcome them, as this full time working mommy of two is exhausted!

Monday, June 14, 2010

two going on sixteen

Anyone who has grown up around children knows what "two" means.  But until you experience the "are you KIDDING ME/you are SO adorable" mood swings of a two year old blonde little girl, you really do not understand the reality of two. 

I am adoring this stage Mia's at.  As she experiences and learns, I stand on the side lines, mouth agape, taking it all in.  My fun loving, energetic princess astounds me as she proudly shouts her abc's, quickly rehearses counting to 10, and continues dialogue like you wouldn't believe.  Never a dull moment, she keeps me laughing with statments similar to:

"Mommy, you can't ride the swings. only Mia.  They are too dangerous."

"yay! look at my big poopy!"

"good-MORNING Lilia. i missed you!!"

"lets go dynamo!"

"mommy, don't leave me!! promise?!"

"i'm going to work, mommy. gonna get married."

"i want to be a teacher. i will teach about whales, girraffs, and trains"

"aww. they are so cute. horses are my favorite"

Even if I could better record it all, it is impossible to keep track of all the phrases and actions that keep life interesting with my two year old. 

I adore her.