Abby is doing well. Her third Birthday will be here next Month! We have been talking up the Papa (paci) fairy big time. I really think she gets it. She is starting to forget about it sometimes and willingly leaves it behind when I ask her to. Hopefully she will do okay. Anyone have any suggestions on a replacement bedtime comfort item? Specifically something she can hold in her hand? She always sleeps with a Paci in her hand and one in her mouth.
This time continues to be a fun age. She says the funniest things. Her imagination is amazing! Her vocabulary is very impressive. She continues to love to jump, climb,pedal and swing :) She loves books, puzzels, crafts, music, dancing and her babies. Dora, Little Einstein and Kai Lan are big around here too. She is sleeping fairly well. Yes she does test me and or sass me at times but it is usually manageable. Best of all I get to hear I love you Mommy all of the time now :)
Unfortunately she has Zero interest in using the potty. We are working on it. She has even worn panties to school on occasion but still won't use the potty. She either holds it until nap time when they put a pull up on her or she has an accident. I would say half of her class are actually potty trained so she has exposure. Her teachers put everyone on the potty often as well potty trained or not. We have books and videos. I have tried bribes and treats. She doesn't seem ready. I don't want to push to hard and make it a negative experience either. Sometimes she cries when I make her try.... So we take a break then try again after a few days....
In other news... We hope to be moving soon. The condo goes up for sale soon. We have out grown it and I really want a yard for her. Not to mention I would also like to be closer to my Mom for a little help here and there. Single Mommy hood is hard and kicks my butt sometimes. I love her so much and definitely don't regret it but I need to work on some ME time too. I seem to have lost myself somewhere along the way... My focus has been 100% Abby (as it should be) but I need to be part of the pie too. I'm working on that.
We have been going through all of her Fall/ Winter stuff. Seeing what still fits etc... A lot of her 2T stuff from last year still fits. People tell me she looks tall in pictures but she really is still pretty little. She can still wear 18-24 month size in some brands. Between what I saved in hopes it might still fit and the 3T stuff we had stored away she is set. I heard on the news this morning that this may be the coldest winter in a while. Something to do with EL Nino? I'm hoping for some snow this year :0