Well, it's been quite a long time since the last time I updated Maddie's tracker…. so don't know where to start! There have been so many milestones, small and big that she's hit. So many things she can say now, so much stuff she's able to do by herself that my eyes cannot stop starring at her in awe, every second of this journey of motherhood that I am so blessed to have started 2 years ago.
She is now 27 months old. So three months after her second birthday, she is completely potty trained, day and night (with the occasional accident at night… but hey, she is still little!) and she can go all by herself to the small potty (the big one we still have to assist her because we had the bright idea to get a 'tall people' commode and my poor midget is too small to jump on it), pull down her pants, sit, pee and wipe. She can pull her pants up (although her butt cheeks usually hang out.. lol, which is completely hysterical) and yell 'all done!' and do the potty dance and song.
She is eating perfectly fine, drinking her milk (still with cereal in it… to get the iron she needs) out of the sippy, and drinks water out of a 'big girl' cup with no lid. Sometimes it can get messy, but she goes and gets some napkins and cleans up her own mess. =)
It's so cute to hear her sing the 'clean up song' when she picks up her toys, she also sings a spanish song about some puppies and does all the gestures and hand moves…. but her ultimate favorite song is 'tinkle tinkle'… lol, and she loves to sing it with her little hands opening and closing, and then doing the 'diamond in the sky' part with her fingers. She gets so excited when the part of 'up above the sky so high' and sings it 'uppa paappaa ky to I'…… it SOOOO cute!!! lol
She also loves the ABC song and can say most of the letters by herself. She also can count to 10 both in english and spanish, and she misses one or two numbers every once in a while.
Her speech is probably a little behind toddlers her own age, but the doctor says this is expected since she is bilingual. She has the same number of words as a monolingual 2 year old, but might seem to be less since hers are half and half in both languages. I am seeing a constant progress though, and that's the important thing.
She pronounces some words PERFECT! like, cheese used to be 'que'… then it evolved to 'quessss'… and now, the other day, she said it like nothing: 'queso, mami pees' (please)
She is a little stinker. And my husband and I's conversations always revolves around her and what she does and how adorable she is. I've been told by the grandparents the same effect is caused on them… ;)
She's just so amazing. She's just so beautiful. Her charcoal black shiny hair, her porcelain white skin…. her beautiful dark eyes… her little button, turned up nose, her tiny strawberry shaped lips…. and big ole hamster cheeks…. OMG.. she is a doll…. :) (proud momma? you think?)
She is a big kid for her age though. She is up close to 35 inches tall, she's 30 pounds (not too heavy, but not skinny) and her feet….. oh lawd, her feet are HUUUUGE: size 8 (going on 9 here soon!). But then again, I don't have little princess feet either…. nor does daddy, or the grandparents… so my poor child is doomed! lol
I recently got the job of my dreams. It's a little bit of a haul from home, but I am loving the environment, the work I do, and my paycheck as well!! We were also able to sign her up for a much better daycare, so mommy now is actually enjoying life and enjoying dropping her off knowing she will be well taken care of, and going to a job she actually enjoys!!!
I was able to get a new car (with air conditioner!), and a new cell phone: a Droid. I thought it was gonna be my little 'toy' until someone claimed it and knows EXACTLY how to play it!, she knows the back button, she knows where all the apps are, and which ones are for her. She knows the names of them….(funny thing: the one with animal sounds she calls them 'roooooaaarrrrrrrr! mommy, rooooaaaarrrr!!!) and can pull them up and start playing them so easily. She loves the balloon app and blows real hard to get the thing to explode and CRACKS herself up every time she does it! lol
We also have been spending a lot of time in the pool. My sister in law got her a pair of floaties, which she now likes (not so much at the beginning) and we let her 'swim' all by herself with them on. She jumps right into the water with no fear what so ever, and swims to mommy or daddy. We are still working on the 'kick' thing…. ;)
She is just such a good baby girl. She's always been… thank GOD for blessing me with this child!!! :D
So now the question is: when… or are we ever…. gonna go for #2??…. that is still a controversial subject. If you ask us right now? our answer is: we feel perfectly complete and happy with her as an only child. But…. maybe we could change our minds in a few years. Maybe I will suffer infertility again? well, we are open to adoption as well! =)
We are all good.