When she sleeps.... all I want to do is relax and breathe! Go to the bathroom in silence. Close my eyes and forget about the mountain of dishes. Read a magazine or book and ignore the toys scattered all over the floor. (Or write out my thoughts on here!)
I enjoy spending time with Charlotte but lately the biting and hitting has gotten to me. She is testing and has a very strong will. I love that about her... but I need to be able to listen to what she is trying to tell me. That an extra measure of attention and love and PATIENCE is key right now. She has a mouthful of teeth coming in, including molars after being a four-tooth girl for quite some time. It probably hurts like crazy. She is realizing things that she is capable of doing (climbing the toilet for example) but that I won't let her because it isn't safe. She just got the sound /k/ this week at the end of words and says "milk" and "book" clear as anything. Amazing!
She loves noodles and bread and grapes. She "jumped" like a maniac on the trampolines at open gym this week and I was so proud!! She is fearless and adventurous and loves to dance to "Fruit Salad" by the Wiggles.
I love her to bits and for now, I'm thanking God that she still has a nap during the day!! :)