This week has been busy + productive!
Daddy was off on Monday AND Tuesday so we had an extra long weekend—FABULOUS!
I finished MG’s quilt and we are working on painting her new room and bathroom. She is wildly excited about everything “BIG GIRL”!
On Monday, N pulled down all of the boxes of baby clothes and toys down from the attic. They were fairly well organized in boxes by size, but due to some dresses and other things lasting for multiple seasons, everything needed to be re-sorted. It was a 4+ hour project. But I’m happy to say that Mayby has a stocked closet of 0-6 month clothes and toys ready to go. It was so fun seeing all of those clothes again and I’m so glad she will be able to re-wear a majority of them. Precaution was taken to HIDE them from MG as the two pieces she happened to stumble across, she was already claimed for her little doll posse.
On Wednesday I had my glucose tolerance test. MG accompanied me for the hour+ appointment. I was a teensy bit nervous to bring her along, seeing as it is such a long appointment, but I had nothing to fear. I have come to the realization that we have crossed over from her being my “little charge” to my “little buddy”.
She asks all kinds of curious questions, “Mama, juice?” No baby, this is yucky juice. I love hearing about all of her observations. She thinks the wavy walls are snakes and the window ledges are benches. And her special treat is picking out a dum-dum for when the doctor comes in the room. She always picks pink.
It also doesn’t hurt that there is a fully stocked kitchen and toys–most importantly a baby–in the waiting room. We breezed through the appointment and she was sad when we had to leave.
To reward our efforts (me passing, she attending), we enjoyed a cozy lunch at Culver’s. Another fun thing about this age is going out to eat. She will eat slowly and thoughtfully, watching everyone around her. N and I are always amazed at how much conversation we can have at a restaurant now!
And she was so thrilled about her cheeseburger, fries, and a “big girl” cup of water that she continued to give me spontaneous hugs and kisses throughout the meal. Have I mentioned how much I love this age?
Although it still makes me a little sad to change up our comfortable routine, I am excited about having two curious, excitable, loveable little girls in my brood. I hope MG teaches Mayby all of her sweet sisterly ways. If hugs and kisses count, she is well on her way to being fully stocked.
Twelve weeks and counting!