It's been a while since I've done an update on the Drama Baby. In the past few months our girl has grown and changed so much--so really, just for my sake, I thought I would document it here (in hopes that I will finish printing out my blog into book form!)
At 2.5 years old, Presley weighs a whopping 30 pounds! And I only know this because she had to be weighed in order to play on one of those bungee trampolines at the mall :) She has also recently sprouted up and is gaining a few inches in the height department. I'm hoping she isn't a shorty like I am, but maybe somewhere around 5'6...a girl can dream!
We started the potty training process a few months ago, but really had no enthusiasm from Presley. Like, at all. She will go in the potty at school all day long, but the second she gets home she couldn't care less. Adam and I should probably start working with her more. Honestly though, I'm in no rush (as of now, but hoping she is trained by July when the new babe comes) and I know that when she is ready she will do it. So, meh--it is what it is in that department :)
I think back to the days where Presley went to bed at 6:30 or 7:00 and realize that I didn't know how good we had it! These days, she is up until around 9:00 or 9:30 and going full speed until her head hits her pillow. She is still in her crib and by the looks of it, will be there until college. She hasn't even attempted to climb out which is a plus! Funny thing is that when she wakes up in the mornings, she doesn't make a peep. She will just sit in there until I go get her--which sometimes is pretty late because I just assume she is still asleep. I tell her she can call for me when she wakes up, but I don't think she understands. Oh well!
I'm not exactly sure when or if we will attempt to move her to a big girl bed any time soon. My theory is If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If that means we have to buy another crib when the new baby comes because Presley still wants to sleep in hers, then so be it! She actually really has a comfy crib. I added a double layer of a foam mattress pad (I cut it so it would be the right size) and has a really soft pillow. Not so sure I'd want to give that up either!
As far as eating/her diet goes we are still dairy free over here. Sometimes it is unavoidable and she has some foods with traces of dairy in it. But, we obviously don't give her the obvious stuff with dairy in it, like yogurt or milk. We are still going with the dairy free options on most things and her skin looks great! There was a time during Christmas vacation where she got ahold of some cheese cubes (unbeknownst to me) and the next day, sure enough, she had broken out into a terrible rash. That goes to show that she obviously hasn't grown out of it--but hopefully she will!
Let me just tell you, this girl of ours has turned into a Chatty Cathy!
She. Does. Not. Shut. Up.
And OH MYLANTA is she bossy!? She has no problem telling Adam and I what to do or where to shove it (basically.) If Adam is bothering her, she will say,"Daddy, go work!" or,"Daddy, go lay on your cot!" (she must have heard that a few times at school!)
It is so funny to me to hear her say stuff that I know she has heard from her teachers at school. We were playing the other day and I threw a ball at her. She turned to look at me and had her finger pointed at me and said,"Mama, no throwing." Can't have any fun around here! HA! She will also say,"Mama, we don't do that." Which, I know is something she has heard her teachers say, because that is exactly something I used to say when working at a preschool! I think it's hilarious.
She is every bit of sassy, independent, smart, funny, wild and daring, SO goofy, snuggly, and really has just the best personality! We can actually have conversations with her, compromise with her, and go places with her without it being a big hassle. I really do love this stage she is in right now.
I mean, don't let me fool you. We have PLENTY of temper tantrums, spankings, time outs, tears, foot stomping, fake tears, and pouty faces.
My patience is tested more than I'd like, but I haven't ended up on the news yet. I consider that a win in my book :)
This kid of post may seem boring to most and you probably stopped about two sentences in. But, I want to remember this time for my sake so I thought it was worth posting!
Have a great weekend!