Kev and I have laid in bed every night for the past week talking about how different Rowan is all the sudden. I feel like she woke up last week and was no longer a baby. We’ve seen her becoming more and more independant over the last few months, but this week has been above and beyond. I almost don’t even know what to do with it all. As there has been a steady climb in independence, there has also been a steady decline in wanting to listen or follow directions. She is little miss attitude all the sudden with this new found “I can do all this stuff on my own now.” We trying very hard to find that delicate balance of structure and discipline but also giving her some freedom to stretch her wings a little bit.
She came home from her time away at Grammy’s and all the sudden could climb out of her crib?!?!? It was a little crazy the first morning waking up to her standing right next to our bed. She gets so proud of herself. Time for a big girl bed I guess! You know that moment as a parent when you are encouraging your kid to something you know you shouldn’t, but you can’t help it because it is so dang cute? haha. That is Kev and I all the time…
Rowan has decided she no longer needs to sit in a highchair. She eats all her meals at her table and chairs now. Except she always wants someone to sit with her. I eat most of my meals a foot off the ground as well. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/7486423876/
We have started the whole potty training thing (slowly), but we are trying to only wear underwear when we are at home. We keep the potty in the middle of the living room and remind her like every 5 mins that it is there. She has gone quite a few times in the potty. She has also gone quite a few times all over the floor. I know this one will be a journey…http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/7486424424/
Rowan has also started knowing exactly what she does and does not want to wear. Most days it is still mommy’s choice (forced or not), but with a Saturday morning at home this weekend we let her be the one who decided. Yep, its 90 degrees out and she was dead set on wearing her winter hat out. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/7486425882/
I am always so amazed with what each stage brings. This stage has been a joy to watch so far (of course with a little stress on the side) but watching Rowan growing up and doing things on her own makes us pretty proud. What a good, sweet, spirited little girl she is becoming.
p.s. Just wanted to say a big huge THANK YOU for all the sweet comments, emails and tweets last week about my post. The readers of this blog are by far the most amazing group of ladies ever. You have warmed me heart. It really means the world. Thank you.