Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Almost 10 months

As can be expected, part of me wants to hold on to my little baby girl and not let her grow up. The other part wants her to move along and quickly enter and get past these next two years so that peace will hover over our house once again. That is what happens, right? All your kids turn three or four and suddenly a normal lifestyle can begin…..right? If not, just lie to me. I need the illusion right now.

Ella has reached a few milestones this past week.

She can now wave, and flaps her hand like a little birdie. Thank goodness it’s not a pageant girl wave as I certainly would rather her not go up (or down) that path.

She stands and has started walking while holding on to something, barely, but she does it.

She claps with open palms.

She has crawled up all 18 of our stairs on her own.

This has all been great.

But she also throws huge tantrums, screaming a high pitched squeal, when you take the paper she continually tries to eat out of her hands. She’ll sit and kick her feet and throw her entire body back if you try to put her down, and she wants nothing of it. And she’ll clutch your cheeks and bang on your face when she prefers to be crawling around instead of in your arms (usually in places where she shouldn’t be set free…like in the driveway, in the mall, etc.).

She is a cutie…but oh does she have some personality already.


At 2:21 AM, Blogger Girl of Approval said...

You dress her (and the boys) in the cutest outfits! :)

At 7:10 AM, Anonymous dana said...

She is soooo cute!!

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Jaye said...

She is cute - good way to stave off the tantrums - substitution - you don't want her to have paper to eat, give her something else. Distract her from whatever behavior/object you don't want with something you do want. God does this with us in His Word (check out Ephesians 4). He just doesn't tell us, for example, not to steal, but to work instead, etc. This works with older kids, too, but the distraction has to be a bit more enticing than for the younger crowd.....worked for me (and now that I have a 6 3/4 year old in the house, I've been using it again!).

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can always have another

At 8:46 PM, Blogger changapeluda said...

Hi again!
So Glad I clicked on Cari over @Savvy Mom's...
As soon as I did I said "Aaaah! What a pretty litle girl."
She appears so tiny ladylike


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