A few weeks ago I celebrated my 34th birthday and registered my baby from preschool. Time is passing very quickly. So much that it has been since December since I’ve written anything. Once school started, life has been a flurry of trips to the grocery store, carpool lines, meal/snack prep, play dates, cleanup, laundry, and just adjusting to busy (tax) season now that Keith is working longer hours and Saturdays.
I can’t believe my baby is already 18 months. She is such a joy and a happy, easy baby. She has been prone to ear infections, something which never really plagued Olivia. So, I feel like I still rarely get into a good sleep cycle where so does not wake up during the night. Added on top of that a toddler who always has to wake up to be escorted to the potty and I still don’t feel like I am 100% back to normal and past the sleep deprived phase. But, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Now that she is 18 months, she is all over the place!! For some reason, she seems busier than Olivia. She has phases where she climbs on tables and is into everything. She loves to pull everything out of the drawers, hide keys, lose remotes, and throw items in the tub. So, I will often head back into my bathroom and find a stash of keys, towels, toothbrushes piled in the bathtub. She is such a ham but a happy baby. We are definitely going through a separation anxiety phase. She is not too happy when we leave her with a sitter and cries every time I leave her in the gym nursery at the Y. Part of me feels so guilty but she is quick to calm down and it is so nice just to be able to squeeze in a quick workout during the day instead of my early am runs.
Olivia is doing so well too. At 4+ years of age, she is a happy, spunky, creative little girl. She loves to pretend, play on the playground, visit her friends at school, and just generally loves life. She is my social butterfly and always loves to be out and about.