Tuesday, September 4, 2012

L update

Thought I would do an update on L since it has been a while since I posted. L is a mess- in a good way, love her like crazy and she keeps me on my toes. L into EVERYTHING, climbing- she can now climb up onto the couch, her brother's bed and move stuff to where she wants to climb- oh my! I think her favorite thing to do is "clean" the bookshelf, now when I say clean what I really mean is empty the bookshelf and we have a lot of children's books. She will stand and watch me clean every single book up and put it back on the shelf and then turn around and "clean" it again! Her second favorite thing to do if given the opportunity is to empty the dresser drawers. We try to keep all the bedroom and bathroom doors closed to keep L out of stuff but you know occasionally a door gets left open and any drawer that she can open will be empty of its contents. Fun times trying to clean in our house!!!
Back when M started school I took H for his kindergarten/ 5yr physical at the beginning of the week and by the end of the week I had L at the doctors because she was sick. I wasn't sure what she had, I suspected either her ears or strep throat- because it was going around. Well when they checked her ears and said they were all clear I knew it was strep even though the doctor didn't think so because she is so young. The doctor went ahead and ordered a strep test and was quite surprised when it came back positive:( So a round of antibiotics and she is all better.
First big boo-boo came over at my parents house when they were suppose to be "watching" her. Apparently the story I get was they were in the backyard playing and my mom was in the yard while the kiddos were up at the back porch and L fell down the steps onto the concrete. L scraped the whole side of her face and had a knot on her head. I wasn't too happy, I know accidents happy but I feel like their best judgment wasn't used. The thing is, we don't have anybody else to watch the kiddos.
Just last night L got another boo-boo. I was bathing H, and my hubby was checking on the muffins in the stove and had M trying to keep L out of the kitchen/ away from the stove when M accidentally bumped L and she fell forward which resulted in a very fat lip, and lots of blood.
The BIG news with L is that she is officially sleeping in her own bed all night!!! I know many of you all are against co-sleeping and yes I know the risks etc... I love the bond that it builds and honestly it didn't start out my plan but after she was in the hospital sleeping on me instead of the bed because that is where they would examine her etc... she wanted nothing to do with the crib and she is VERY STUBBORN!!! Last weekend when we got ready for bed she woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep thought it was fun and playtime, I was exhausted and I was afraid I would fall asleep and she would get hurt so I put her in her bed. The first night I put her in her crib she fussed for just a little bit and was asleep in no time; since then every night I put her in her crib she has done fabulous! Yesterday morning she must have known it was a holiday because she slept till almost 10am! I am so glad it was an easy transition back to her crib- she must have been ready and now we are all sleeping better.
Last thing to update is L is getting another tooth, a bottom tooth, this will be her third one on the bottom and her 7th tooth.

1 comment:

  1. Poor baby with so many bumps and brusies. It sure is a clumsy age. I am so jealous of the 10 AM sleep in - if Leland sleeps past 7AM I feel like I slept in that day! On the strep front - Leland had it at 6 months! And the crazy part was we didn't know anyone who was sick with strep at the time? Glad all is going well!