Monday, July 25, 2011
Night 1 in the bed was a disaster. It took her forever to fall asleep, and once she did, she wasn't asleep very long. I spent most of the night on the floor next to her. I don't know how much time she spent awake, but it was enogh that she was falling asleep at the lunch table at daycare the next day. Night two, be it from having had some time to adjust or just sheer exhaustion, Kayla slept much better. I had to go replace the nuk once, but she slept through. Each night since has been better.
Friday and Saturday night Kayla slept in another unfamiliar place - she spent her first two nights at Pepere and Grammy Sue's house while Shaun and I were in Philadelphia with friends. Besides a small part of Saturday night, it sounded like she did really well. I'm hoping that it went well enough that she might be invited back over there again in September... Right Dad and Sue?
So we survived the crib to bed transition, nights in a new place and bar hopping around Philly in triple digit heat. Not too shabby for one week, huh? Now it's back to that potty training thing. Maybe...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This time for me, not for Kayla. I am proud to announce that today I am wearing a pair of work pants that I haven’t fit into since I was about 12 weeks pregnant (see this old blog entry). So what if it took me 2 years? I’m starting to be happy that I didn’t get rid of all my old clothes… and that the salad eating/gym going is paying off.
Friday, July 15, 2011
In the hallway.
And a little hand was poking out under the door, trying to grab it.
Little bugger can climb out of her crib. At least she didn't get hurt... but I guess it's time we start thinking about how to get her in a bed since that mattress doesn't go any lower.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Dearest Little Kayla -
So here we are again, little angel; your big day is here. There's so much to celebrate - so much growth and change and just so much to love. Even though you thoroughly exhaust me by the end of a day, I wouldn't trade these days at home with you for anything.
I reread my first birthday letter to you last night, and it just staggers me how much you've changed in a year. I didn't think the transition would be so dramatic as it was from helpless infant to toddling 1-year old. But it has been. From toddling 1-year old, to walking, running, jumping 2-year old. From just beginning to grasp two-way communication to knowing more words than I can count, forming sentences, asking questions and making observations.
Right now your favorite things are KaiLan, puzzles, your doll house and playing outside. Your least favorite things are baths (having your hair rinsed out) and sitting still. You know all of your family members by name, and although you're still shy with Aunt Dena and Uncle Jaime, I know you like them a lot.
We had your party this past Saturday, and it was a great time. You were so excited about this party that was being thrown for you! I can't wait to let you help plan next years, now that I know how much you enjoy talking about parties. We were very excited to share your big day with the whole family.
You will be "moving up" to the pooh bear room at daycare on Monday. Today we ran some errands and when we stopped in to drop off your schedule for next week, I popped my head in to your new class room. I was kind of overcome with it all of a sudden... you're growing so fast. You're so big and smart and sweet but stubborn like your mamma. You are so much like us, but still a littler person all your own.
We love you so very much, Miss Kayla. It's been a wonderful two years, and I can't wait to see what this one brings. Hugs and kisses to you sweet one.
Love Always -
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
She is now 25.8 pounds (42nd percentile) and 34 inches tall (56th percentile) so she's growing well. The doctor said he heard a small heart murmur, but called it an "innocent" or "flow" murmur; according to him, it's not uncommon and it should resolve itself over the next year or so. She's up to date on immunizations so she doesn't need to be seen again until she turns three.
So thankful for a happy and healthy
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Even though I understand reasonable doubt, I just can't make sense of this. My heart breaks for the little girl who was only a little older than mine is now. I hope that Kayla knows I am, and will always be her safe haven.
I had to resand/repatch/repaint a wall, so that is in progress. Artwork is on order; we will have to mat/frame it when it arrives. The roman shade for the window should be here today.
Once everything is totally finished, I will post the final product. Here's a teaser pic to tide you over...
I was too busy enjoying myself to snap a lot of the detail shots that I got last year, but I'm cool with that. I was having a blast watching her run the backyard track with her cousins and chatting with everyone there.
All in all, it was a wonderful success and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did! I'll fill in more pictures as I get them from my dad and sister!