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April 30, 2008

a month gone by

Time sure flies when I'm chasing my girl.

Rachel's had a very busy month. We had her 18 month check up a couple of weeks ago and all is well. She's off the charts in height. The doctor said if she keeps growing the way she has, she's likely to be about 5'9" tall. Her language is exploding and I stopped keeping track of new words because her vocabulary is already well ahead of most kids her age. She can speak in three (sometimes four) word sentences. She sings, dances, turns in circles and likes to hop.

A week ago, Chuck and I set out to finally night-wean Rachel. It's working. She no longer expects milk when she wakes and is sleeping through the night most nights. (Knock on Wood) Of course this has only been going on for a week. The same time we started night-weaning, Rachel decided that she wanted to start sitting on the potty. So we've been potty training. We already had a seat and step-stool for her, but other than that, I was unprepared. I wasn't expecting to start toilet learning for another six months or so. We'll see how this goes. Maybe it's a phase. Anyway, we got some pull-on pants and a cool potty book that Rachel likes. Wish us luck.

Magoo has been pretty clingy lately (even before the night-weaning) so I called my sister-in-law and she's making me a new sling that should be easier to use with Rachel now that she is heavier. She also encouraged me to get out the Mei Tai sling and use it on my back. We tried it a couple of times and Rachel seems to enjoy it although she still doesn't have a very long attention span to be carried around in it. She's rather be running around.

Stuff she's really into right now:
Her motorcycle from Grandma M
Going downstairs
Abby Cadabby
Bunnies, Birdies and everything outside!!!
The teeter-totter at Kids Coulee
The Back-Hoe working in the lot behind our house
Books, always books

what a day for pink
new pink shoes

Vroom!
the motorcycle

sweet smile
my sweet girl

Posted by sla5150 at April 30, 2008 08:14 PM
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