How was your extended Holiday week, thus far? In some ways, I can't believe it's "only" Saturday, and in other ways, I can't believe it's "already" Saturday. This week was so great.
Usually, Alyssa is home all day with me only 2 to 3 days in a row. Other times she's in school or with my mom part of the days. She has been home since Tuesday afternoon. That's 4 1/2 days of constant her, and the weekend isn't over yet.
I can't believe how much she has learned in just these 4 days. She knows her head, nose, mouth, ears, feet, toes, and hands. She hasn't gotten her eyes, fingers, knees, elbows, or legs yet.
She likes to "Growl like a Lion" as two of her toys always tell her to do it. I just think it's funny that I've been trying to get her to bark and meow for months, but she decides to roar instead.
The biggest thing she learned this week?
She is no longer on a bottle! She turned 1 two weeks ago tomorrow. Since the day after that, we did a semi-slow switch over to milk, and a slow switch over to a sippy cup. She drinks water, OJ, Apple juice, and Grape Juice all in a sippy cup, and has for months. However, she has been refusing to drink milk from a cup. My husband thinks it's fine for her to use a bottle and even said she can drink from a bottle until she's 2 if she wants to. I completely disagree!
Friday, we woke up, and I decided that was it. No more "Mrs. Nice Mom" and giving her a bottle after 10-15 minutes. I just handed her a cup of milk and told her to drink it when she wanted it. She ended up drinking all three cups of milk that day, with a couple of bribes of horsey rides on my back, like she understands bribes.
Today, I decided the same thing. She got up. I gave her breakfast. I handed her a cup of milk. Every time she picked up that cup, I got a huge smile on my face as it was a personal victory.
The funniest thing she did today? I was sitting on the couch, she brought me a diaper, turned around and walked away. I asked her what the diaper was for, and she turned back to look at me, walked over to her changing pad, and laid down. LOL!! She's 1 and she brought me the diaper!! That was too funny!
Those with kids will understand my giddiness. Those without kids, I hope you have someone in your life that brings you the same joy! I'm lovin' this week!