Welcome to 22 months!
This post is a little late but the pictures were on time! The terrible two's have officially hit. Adelynn gives us a run for our money pretty much on a daily basis. She absolutely loves school and hates to leave. Sometimes when I get there to pick her up the first thing she says when she sees me is "no mommy, NO!" Most days I bribe her to get her out without a scene. I am learning to pick and choose my battles. I am still amazed at how quickly we can go from happy Adelynn to a totally out of control screaming, kicking, head banging, biting child. She bites herself when she gets mad. I got a call from school Friday morning because they found bite marks on her arm. When they asked who bit her she just smiled and ran away. I told them, no worries because it is probably from herself! Up until this past weekend she has only bit herself. Now mommy has a battle wound in the shape of two little teeth on her chest. Ouch! On the flip side she has been sleeping really good. We have had a couple rough nights but for about a month now she has been sleeping through the night.
She still eats really good but is very opinionated about what she wants to eat. Nuts (cashews or macadamia) have become a staple at dinner time. One night I asked her if she was a squirrel because we see squirrels eating nuts on our walk and she said "yup." Ha! Still growing like a weed. Over 30 pounds and wearing 3T/4T now. Her feet also grew so she got all new shoes. Her pink crocs are her favorite since she can put them on and take them off by herself. That's big, doing things herself. She still asks mommy and daddy for help but she likes to do it herself too. She loves her daddy so much and he is her favorite most days. She told him last weekend "You are my favorite." When we run errands on the weekend daddy is the only one who can get her out of the car. "No mommy, daddy get you!" "Daddy caawee (carry) you" Hey it gets me out of having to change all the diapers :) Speaking of changing diapers she has become very interested in the potty of late. She asks to sit on the potty at home and daycare. Usually she sits there for a few seconds, bears down then says "all done." This past weekend we bought her a potty. She was really excited so I opened it and left it in the kitchen. I ran outside to grab something and when I came back in she was crouched down next to it saying "somedin in dere" aka something in there...I looked and she had gone #2!! Inside I was freaking out but I didnt want to scare her so I calmly congratulated and praised her. I dont necessarily see potty training happening anytime soon but I am happy she is interested!
Other than that Adelynn pretty much rules this roost and runs the show. I am not gonna lie, we are on her time. This morning it was cold in the car so she told the hubs "turn heat on daddy." Hilarious that kid. The things that come out of her mouth shock us sometimes. She is so smart and funny. She still laughs all the time and the simpliest things will make her break into a fit of giggles. Sometimes her laughing will get all three of us laughing hysterically. It is contagious for sure! She is contagious and some days I just want to eat her up! I love you my sweet, stubborn, silly little girl!!