My Little Miss has grown up so much lately.
Before we went to Disney World I had decided that when we got home Hailey would officially start wearing underwear. She had been in pull ups for a year and I had never really pushed the whole potty training thing. So, after we came home she put on her princess underwear. I knew she was ready and it was very easy. The first day she only had one accident. Since then there have been a few accidents here and there- but for the most part she does perfect. I am so glad I didn’t push the whole thing and stress either of us out. I just waited until I knew she was ready- and she was. No more pull ups!
The next big deal happened about 3 weeks ago. Hailey and I had been talking for a while about how it was time for her to be a big girl and give up her “sah-sahs” (pacifiers). So one day when she got up in the morning she said, “I think I should send my sah-sahs to Danielle and Logan.” Those are two of her cousins who are babies. I agreed with her, but I wasn’t sure she meant it. When nap time came I didn’t mention the sah-sahs and neither did she. She wouldn’t take a nap because she was so busy talking she couldn’t fall asleep. When Rich asked her if she wanted her sah-sah so she could go to sleep she started to cry and said she was giving them to Danielle and Logan. That night at bedtime she had a hard time falling asleep because she was talking non-stop. But there were never any tears. The next day we boxed up the sah-sahs to “mail” them to her cousins. As we were getting ready to send them she decided she wanted to send both to her cousin Anika. I bought Hailey the new Tinkerbell DVD that we watched together to celebrate her being a big girl. Once or twice she asked me when Anika was going to be sending the sah-sahs back- and I told her that if Anika sent them back we would have to return the DVD. She decided she’d like to keep the DVD and that Anika could keep the sah-sahs. She never once cried about sah-sahs. I had worried so much about how hard it was going to be to take it away from her. I am so glad I never pushed it though- when she was ready to give it up, she did it.
I know these are both great things. And while they make me happy- they make me sad too… no more signs of a baby here at my house. Hailey is growing up way too fast!
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