Monday, October 13, 2008

Where to Begin...

Removing cereal boxes cause it's fun

Mommy's little helper

No words for this cuteness

Sorry for the delay in posting. Reagan has been keeping my very busy these days! She's taken her first steps, learned how to pull herself up on anything (including her crib rails when she doesn't want to get to sleep--like last night), does her funky monkey crawl, and is interested in eating, a lot! Perhaps a growth spurt? Her temperment is usually very pleasant, especially around people other than her parents. But I feel lately she's been extra cranky and has a small fit when she doesn't get her way. I'm trying to figure out when she's just being a one year old who doesn't understand most of life, or if she is displaying behavior that needs actual correction. So, here we go--parenting just got a bit tougher. However, my pregnancy hormones are in FULL, dramatic, cry-at-the-drop-of-an-anything, swing. So maybe things are just fine and I'm over-reacting.

Our little one has surely been a joy to us--can't believe she's turning one on Friday! Time truly does fly when you have children. By the way, we find out tomorrow at 1:00 if we're having a son or daughter. I've been feeling this baby move much more these past two days...always an encouraging milestone. Before I get going, here's what we're most looking forward to:

  • tomorrow's ultrasound!

  • big house church gathering on Wednesday

  • date night on Thurs.

  • planning for Reagan's birthday party

  • Reagan's birthday on Friday!

  • Her party on Saturday!

1 comment:

i'm beccy. said...

How exciting that she is turning one! Wish we could be there to celebrate with you. :o)! At one kiddos pretty much know what is going on, and they will push to see where the limits are. I remember Seth at 10 months going to the dog water dish over and over and over and over. He knew it was NoNo. We tried distraction, moving him to other parts of the house, even having to smack his hand (which had the most effect, but didn't solve the problem) - he would just make a beeline for the dish again. Be consistant. Now. You won't regret it. Be gentle and firm. Try to replace behaviors that you don't like for one you do like every time and then praise her for it, even if it is you manipulating her to do it. Hang in there. I remember how miserable I was when I was preg. w/ Gavin and Seth was so little and into everything. Praying for you!!! Lots of love from Nebraska