Just a quick recap of what has been going on the past 10 days. Life has been crazy the past week with family in town for Christmas and what-not. Randy went back to work last week, he had plenty of time at the fire station to take off, but does not qualify for FMLA at the hospital, so he has to return to both.
Sleep for Dasha is still an issue, but has been getting better. Instead of getting up at 1 or 2, she is sleeping until about 4:30 in the morning now. Then we go in, rub her back and tell her night, night. She cries for about a minute and then is quiet for around 30 minutes. Don't really know if she is sleeping or not, but is quiet. I don't know if she wakes up and realizes that she alone or what, but she doesn't like it. This usually goes on until about 6 or 6:30. This morning though I was so tired that I brought her in to bed with me at 6:30 and she went to sleep until 8. Any suggestions on this would be great. I don't know how much more I can handle 4:30 wake up calls.
There have been some pretty big tantrums, the biggest being yesterday. There are definitely territory issues between the kids, and she got mad at Camden for taking one of his new toys away from her, which led to a 30 minute fit. She got so angry that she bit herself. Then she was really mad. Don't know if she will do that one again. Does anyone know, she definitely knows what No means, and melts down every time I tell her no, were they constantly told no, or never told no? I have a spot in the living room where she throws her fits, where I can see her where ever I am.
Baths are still not a favorite thing, she cries the whole time, but doesn't fight it. She clearly says mama, dada, and ball.
I have to limit how much she drinks because she will drink the entire cup at one time and then 30 minutes later we have a major mess on our hands. One positive though, we are down to one yucky diaper a day though!
She did very well with the concept of Christmas. She got into the tearing of the paper, and playing with the new toys. Overall she is doing well.
She understands commands such as
do you want a snack
do you want a drink
sorry no pictures this post, can't find the camera post Christmas disaster. Also sorry if the post makes no sense, I am so tired!
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