Hello Two and A Half!
I remember when Rowan was first born, I felt like I had been hit with a ton of bricks. Difficult labour, sleepless nights and troubles breastfeeding pushed me to the brink and made me question my choice of becoming a parent. Luckily those dark days and nights subsided. I think that most of those heavy hearted feelings come with the territory of becoming a new parent. Life has balanced out - and I can no longer remember what life was like before her nor I am not wishing to go back to it. Yes, Rowan is such a big part of our family and brings us incredible joy. I love this age and stage and enjoy her presence. And presence she has...
First, Rowan's language is developing leaps and bounds by the day. She says the cutest things: "My nose is sick", "I got you mommy" and "I sad, I cry". The girl can also count from 1 to 20 and can count backwards when prompted. Also cute trick that she does? Pointing out letters and numbers on licenses plates when we walk. Harvard, here we come! Ha!
No doubt, Rowan likes to run. In fact, girlie's favourite outside games are hidey peek and tag/catch. Last week, I picked Rowan up from daycare and she ran to the playground in seconds flat. I love her energy and that she takes on life with a particular joie de vive. She also enjoys climbing on the playground. Girlie seriously has no fear!
In recent weeks sleep has become an issue. One night in April she climbed out of her crib much to our surprise. Luckily, we only had to deal with a big goose egg on her head. Since then we have been attempting to transition her to a big girl bed. I don't know if she knows that we are moving, but she has ended up in our bed more nights than I care to admit. I'm surprised, sleeping with her is not as awful as I thought - and when she does, I sleep better. Go figure!
We still have our challenges, although they are different then they were in the beginning. Girlie knows how to you use the bathroom and can even tell you, "I pooped" but is not a fan of using the toliet. I guess I have to adjust my own expectations and continue to let things go. She continually teaches me to patient, and somedays I am continuing to learn this lesson.
Oh Rowan -you are our curious firecracker!