Monday, January 7, 2013

Where Life Is

Getting caught at finding new toys from the pantry
So we have arrived at the very awaited birth month of our son. And as I sit here with some wonderful pregnancy insomnia, I thought I should note some little things about Eliza before our lives change all the more soon.

Language: Nothing too new in her vocabulary. In her own way, she will say "hot" and "Jesus". We do believe she makes all the effort to sing Jesus Loves Me and maybe some of the alphabet song. In the last few days, everyone and thing is called "Da-dee". Lots of grunting though with her eyes in the direction of whatever it is she wants. Yet, she has a high sense of comprehension when we correct her or try to teach.

Personality: Still just as spunky as ever. I've noticed when I pull out my big camera, I seem to get a protest of "no no no" when I see an opportunity strike. When Mr. G comes home for his lunch break, Eliza hates to have him leave and throws a fit at the door. This also happens when he leaves the car while we wait or goes to pay the tab after a meal.

Something tells us, when school times comes, it will be hit and miss with her enthusiasm towards learning. Still very curious and observant though. She'll find an old key and try and take it to the door knob. When Netflix finishes up a show, she knows where we hide the Wii-motes and will signal towards them. I'll find a little stool under light switches around the house with lots of testing them out.

Her death grip only continues to increase. If another child tries to take something away from her, or vice verse she won't let go...even if it means she gets dragged...hand is still tightly attached. I'll also find this when picking her up from out of the bathroom when it is not bath night. Door jams and molding make excellent grips when protesting the eviction.

I still find breaking out in song to be the most beneficial when meltdowns are starting to occur during Dr. visits or diaper changes.

Big Sister: When Nolan arrives, by 6 weeks I think he'll have 2 black eyes. Not out of meanness from Eliza, but out of pure curiosity and delight. Kisses will be given on demand to my stomach, but at the same time so will playful slaps of the tummy. We are constantly trying to teach "gentle". Only time will tell.

Potty Training: Nothing too serious going on with this, but recently have found her letting us know from time to time that she has a messy diaper and on her own will drag out a diaper and changing pad to us. Or I'll notice her eyeing the diaper bag and ask if she would like a change followed with an approving grunt while leaping on tippe-toes. It may be a very little wet diaper, but coming from a child who has never before cared about a dirty diaper...I'll take any sort of discomfort of hers.

Before I know it, I won't be referring to my little girl in the age of months, but years. April will soon be here with many new milestones. 

1 comment:

  1. I laughed when you said she would be dragged across the floor instead of let go of a toy. It's sooo funny to me and I can see her doing it. I love it.