Friday, October 7, 2011
Baby S is two and one month. I thought it's been a long time since I just posted about her, minus the constant complaining.
It's been a week of bickering for hubby and I. We are cooped up, and need some romance time, I think. This may be the hardest part of parenting.
Baby S sings the alphabet song and calls it "A, B, Me." She won't really sing it completely unless you do it with her. She likes to point at various people in the room and yell, "Daddy, try" "Mommy, try".
She also sings : Jesus Loves Me (with hand movements), Tiny Tim (aka the bubble song) Twinkle Twinkle (God help me I'm starting to hate this song), Ring around the Rosie, Wheels on the Bus (She's especially good at this one), Holy Holy Holy, Row Row Row Your Boat, Itsy BItsy Spider, and a few others. She also likes the Elmo Song, "You Do It, You Use the Potty" which she occasionally screams at full volune while walking through stores. She seems to only know that line.
She says "Daddy hold you?" when she wants hubby to pick her up. She repeats funny phrases she hears. Yesterday she came home from daycare with two new ones:
"Knock it off, Bullseye" (that's the name of the dog at daycare)
and "How do you do, Mommy?" (my personal favorite).
She likes to go to daycare and BSF (kind of like Sunday school). When she leaves she often says, "Goodbye, kids". She acts shy when you take her, but then never cries. She seems to want to go to the toys right away. She loves any sort of standing toy (workbench, kitchen). She also is starting to love baby dolls and always loves balls.
She loves books so much you can read her 5 or 6 at a time. She loves the fully read books with stories, and the ones where you just ask her to find stuff. Probably equally.
She requests certain diapers by the characters on them, and cries until I give her that one. I will not be bullied, so I simply put other diapers on her and let her cry. Her favorite is "unchin" (elephant). She sits on the potty for huge amounts of time. She does the whole routine: potty, hanging out, toilet paper, flush. But she does not pee or poop. Every time she gets on I remind her "What do you get if you put pee in the potty?" and she says, "Chocolate." But she never gets any chocolate, because it never happens. Fascinating. The worst part of this is that sometimes she wants to go potty on the big potty when I'm on it. Then there is great screaming. "My POTTY. MY PEE." She tries to push me off.
She easily speaks 4-5 words at a time, but you can't always understand what they are. She loves to repeat what daddy says right after he says it.
She loves to cuddle. She loves to kiss and says "I love you (wuv you) Daddy, Mommy, Nana, Bubbe" She sometimes hugs me and says, "ooooooh, mommy". THat's my favorite, I think.
She has a weird sense of humor, but mostly laughs at us being goofy. She laughs when we dance or jump up and down, and when I put the bubble wrap out and run on it she laughs so hard she can't breathe.
She is obsessed with all animals. We found a frog together, and she keeps revisiting that place in the yard. She talks about all dogs and cats, and pretty much you can watch any tv show with dogs or cats in it and she will watch it with great patience.
Her favorite food is chocolate. In any form. Following that, she tends to like proteins and vegetables best. Fruits after that and all carbs (except noodles, she looooves noodles) at the end. She changes her tastes quite a bit though, which I like. At first she called all meat CHICKEN. I tried to teach her BEEF when we were eating it, so now she just says CHICKENBEEF. I'm not sure how to change that.
She loves walks--walks with the dogs, just the two of us, any walks. I dread a long winter with no walks. Swimming, climbing and general mayhem. She's a wonderful handful. And unfortunately, has just started growing fond of the word MINE.