Sunday, August 15, 2010

First Week Back and a Video :~)

You may or may not have noticed on my last post that Morgan had little puffs/ponytails! I've mentioned here how her hair was in that "in-between" stage -- long enough to look crazy if nothing was done to it, but not long enough to do anything to. Apparently it wasn't that short because my sister, grandma, mother, and mother-in-law have all managed to put little ponytails or plaits in it. Last weekend was the first time I did anything more to it than comb it and brush it. I can't plait short hair, so for now she gets little puffs! I'm still getting used to her new 'do.  I sorta miss the little wild hair. :)

We had a good first week back.  It was great meeting my new students, and it's always great catching up with co-workers.  I think it's going to be another great year.  Morgan cried a couple of mornings I dropped her off, but we were both okay. Friday she didn't cry because we got there right at breakfast time. :) She went to the potty once this week (at school) and got a sticker. Though I think it was spontaneous, it does make me wonder if I should be a little more serious with this potty thing. The class she's in now sort of just introduces her to it. The next class is where they really, really do the potty thing. 

Anyway, one thing that recently happened in this house is we're now off the paci. She hasn't had one in a week. I've never really made a huge deal out of the paci thing. Many people say if they're not off by six months, it will be quite the challenge to get them off. When we went for her 12-month appointment, doc said time to get her off. But honestly I never took it too seriously. I've found that I'm a little rebellious against stuff like that. I'm not really a fan when people say a kid should be "off" something by a certain age. Unless it interferes with safety, health, or development, I don't make it a big deal. It'll happen when it happens.  Like the bottle -- she wasn't off when she turned a year old, and I didn't care. Her getting off was sort of a spontaneous thing.  Shortly after her first birthday, we gave her a sippy while the bottles were being washed, and she never saw another bottle.  I cared enough about the paci thing to ask the dentist when it'd become a dental problem -- he said as long as she's off by four. (FOUR? Um, no worries there, doc, LOL.) Last Saturday night, DK and I just sort of said, "Let's try tonight without a paci." She was mad! Still-up-at-1:30-in-the-morning mad. She cried. A lot. And just had this PITIFUL look on her face. But by midnight, I said we'd endured too much to turn back. So I (as in DK slept through a lot of it -- that boy can sleep through anything!) turned on YoGabbaGabba, and that calmed her down for a while. I thought, "Okay, she'll fall asleep while watching this." Well, she didn't. She was calm at that point, but enjoying herself. At 1:30 in the morning! So I finally turned it off. She got really mad again, but cried herself to sleep (I know, sad, right?). The next day we didn't give her a paci for naptime, and that night was much better than the night before. And, well, we haven't looked back.  I think I've thrown them all away.

Anyway, it's late and I should really be in bed. Sorry if this post is weird.  I probably shouldn't have updated the blog tonight because I'm tired and sleepy. I know I won't have a chance to tomorrow and it's hard to do the blog during the week, so it was tonight or nothing. So excuse any crazy talk, blabbering, typos...all that good stuff.

And here's a cute little video -- her little voice just melts my heart!  (Ignore our PJs, bed hair, and my annoying voice.  Thank you.)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a great week!

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