Saturday, July 31, 2010

From the Mouths of ......Toddlers

So, Jesstine has been doing and saying some pretty funny stuff lately! We have had some moments where us parents just look at each other and can't help but chuckle!! Sometimes she will go around the house saying, "Uh-oh Sceho!" (Uh-oh, spaghetti-o's) Lately her favorite thing to say has been "Taaahhh Dahhhhhh!" The funny moment came tonight when we were at Freddy's Frozen Custard. Lately she has been asking for our help with things, sometimes incessantly!!!! So, she will either say, "Mamma Hep!!" or "Nee Hep!!" Tonight at dinner we had just placed her cup of frozen custard in front of her. She picked up the spoon and panicked saying "Nee HEP!!!" We looked over to find the ENTIRE bit of custard stuck to her spoon!!! We couldn't help but laugh!

She is certainly growing and changing so much just in the last few days. She has started to use "I" sentences more rather than speaking in third person with "Jesstine do it" type of phrases. She has also really started to master the stairs (a two year-old skill). She can maneuver pretty well going down while holding on to the hand rail instead of sliding down on her belly. She still prefers to have a hand to hold. I think it is more of a confidence thing. Today at Grandmom's house, she had her hands FULL of stuff and made her way down two sets of stairs, standing and walking down with out holding on. It was amazing to watch!

Perhaps the biggest change came the other night. Jesstine has NEVER been a climber. She didn't pull up on things until she was 10 or 11 months. She didn't walk until she was 14 months. We felt that our first try at the "big girl bed" was premature. Just yesterday during nap I heard a HUGE thump in her room. I went in to see that she was on the floor in front of her crib with all of the blankets and stuffed animals piled up as a landing pad. She wasn't hurt. She cried, but it was more of a scared cry. I checked her to make sure she was okay. She said her chin hurt and there is a little bit of a red mark, but she seemed fine. So, that night I convinced my hubby that for her safety, we needed to switch her to the "big girl" bed. The first night went fairly well although she didn't go to sleep until just after nine o'clock. Normal for her is about 8:30-8:45ish. I went to check on her because she got quiet at about 9:50 or so. When I went in she was sitting up, but was teetering and was VERY sleepy. I also noticed a smell emanating from the room. I got her up, changed her and she kept saying "Sooze piyo!" That I later discovered was her way of telling me that she couldn't lay down because her shoes were all on her pillow!! She was basically forced to sit up because not only were her shoes on her pillow, but she had half of the books from her book shelf in her bed with her!!! SO funny! I would still say it was a success though because she stayed in her room. Here's to praying that it continues to go smoothly because my sister called me tonight and said that her son (4 months younger than Jesstine) had just been found out of his crib at naptime! We borrowed HER toddler rail because we have the same rail. So, within a month we will be moving Jesstine to a new room entirely!!! This could get VERY interesting!!! I pray that the transition is easy and that she will transition to a new room easily! There is a LOT to do to get her into that new room! It would have to be done eventually if God chooses to bless us with another baby in the future!

So until next time, Jesstine says "TaaaDaaaaaaah!!" to mommy finishing another blog post where she is again the main subject!!!

In Him,

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