|Credit: Scott (Bridget's godfather)|
Hubs and I have been temporary empty nesters for almost a week now, and I’m doing OK so far. I’m pretty sure Bridget is not missing me too much yet, and I’ve been keeping busy and intend to continue to keep busy until her return on Sunday.
Bridget and I had a less than ideal goodbye in Maine, so I’m still a little hurt about that, although I shouldn’t be. She gave hubs a hug and kiss and let him hold her; but when I took her to say goodbye, she just squirmed and reached for hubs’ mom. I’m cool with her being a daddy’s girl, but still. I’d like her to like me a little. When we drove away and were out of eyesight of everyone, I broke down crying, not only because of that moment, but also because it’s not going to get any easier when she gets older. But yeah, I just need to stop thinking about it. Bridge and I will be buddies again when she’s not surrounded by her two sets of adoring grandparents, and when we get back into our routine. Hopefully. Although I would be really happy and excited for Bridget to have a sister, I can’t help but hope for a momma’s boy next. Whenever that happens. I’m overreacting. I know.
Also, we saw Brave Monday, and I was bawling by the end of it. Without giving anything away, the movie is basically all about the relationship between Merida and her mother, which I didn't realize from just seeing the previews. It was really good. You should all see it.
Anyway, to the stats.
Height: 34 in. (95th percentile)
Weight: 26 lb 3 oz (75th percentile)
Clothing Size: Although she fits into some 18-24 month stuff still, anything new I get in 2T. Depending on the brand, 2Ts can range from just a little roomy to huge on her.
Shoe Size: 5, though she does have wide feet (she gets that from me, sorry Bridge), so I have to be aware of that when buying shoes.
Diaper Size: 5
Teeth: I don't even know. A bunch!
Food: Everything almost. Her favorite foods change daily, and often, she doesn’t eat much at dinner time. Her favorites right now are probably melon, corn, any kind of chip or cracker, and chicken right off the bone (like from KFC or wherever). Obviously, we rip off little pieces of chicken and do not give her a whole chicken breast with bone.
Drink: Mostly milk, some water, and occasional juice. We actually tried to give her a taste of root beer the other day, but she was having none of it.
Words: Moh (monkey, milk, or more), bah (ball), Mama, Dada, ca (cat), daw (dog), buh-buh (bubbles), uh-oh, weeee (when she’s swinging or pushing someone on a swing), rar (when you ask her what a lion says), she can do the SH sound for shoe and shirt. I think I’m missing a couple...
Sign Language: More, please, thank you. I didn’t even know she knew sign language until she did “more” one time when I picked her up from daycare. Then in Maine, her godmother taught her “please” and “thank you.”
- Uses forks and spoons
- Drinks from a cup
- Points to body parts such as elbow, toes, ears, eyes, cheeks, hair, etc.
- Makes a muscle (cutest ever)
- Swims in the lake with help