Sunday, September 25, 2011

An Escape Plan

Natali is walking more...still primarily crawling. Patience.

Natali has never been too difficult to put to bed. Most of the time...say 8.5679 times out of 10 she lays down, plays for a bit, then goes to bed. The other 1.433 times (who's counting?) it's a little tricky.

I've noticed that if I put her down gently (as opposed to the ol'toss and run!) and then QUICKLY exit the room, she's fine. If she rolls over and watches me leave....then she screams, cries, summons the demons.

I bought Toddler 411 today. The Baby 411 book was great. I plan on reading and referring to it like I did in the past.

One thing I did read was about eating. We should introduce a new food 10 times before giving up. We've tried pasta twice....8 more times to go. Natali does like grilled scallops AND that's a plus.

Natali knows a little Byrd sign language. I've taught her hungry and "I love you". Hungry in "Byrd" is holding her hand at the corner of her mouth. She does it well. Natali all does "I love you". I taught her tapping her chest means "I love you." She has associated hearing the phrase with tapping her chest. Natali does "all done" every now and then.

This will be Natali's first full week of day care ever. Due to my training Monday-Friday and Kelli not being able to swap weekdays for weekends....this happened. Not great.

When she goes to daycare it's hit or miss if she takes a nap. When she doesn't take a nap she sleeps from the time she gets home till 6:30PM or just 90 minutes for us to interact. Eh.

It's just a week.



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