Two Years Old

It's hard to believe my baby girl will be TWO years old tomorrow. Half of me feels like the past two years just flew by... it's like she was just born yesterday. But the other half of me can't even remember life without her... what did I do all day?

Lea makes me laugh every single day. She makes me smile, cry and sometimes raise my voice. She makes me so happy in so many ways. I am lucky to have her in my life and I look forward to the years to come.

As Lea continues to grow and learn, I will continue to do the best that I can and ensure that her life is filled with happy memories. We had one of those memories today. Family and friends came over to celebrate Lea's 2nd birthday. Kevin and I created a Sesame Street wonderland for her, complete with her own "Lea Street" lamp post sign, a giggling Elmo chair, balloons and yummy treats. It was a fun day!

Lea checking out the decor.

Opening presents.

Rocking the birthday hat I crocheted for her!

Happy Birthday, my beautiful girl!!!


"Potty, Potty!"

Lea is practically potty trained. Yay! (I hope I'm not jinxing it by writing this.) I wasn't actually planning on potty training her this early (she's only 23 months old). Our pediatrician said there was no need to worry about it because children eventually potty train themselves. Well, now that I look back, I guess that's what happened. She was the one who initiated it and started showing interest. We just followed her lead!

We are on day 6 or 7 of no diapers. She wears training panties during the day (they are just panties with a little extra padding/fabric in the crotch). For naps, she wears cloth diapers... however, she's usually dry after a nap, so we may just do panties at nap time soon. And, for bed time, she wears regular, disposable diapers. I have NO CLUE how to potty train a child at night time. Her diaper is always soaked in the mornings. She has a habit of drinking water while we read stories, right before bed time, so we'll probably have to break that habit first.

Anyhow. We are so proud of Lea! I can't believe she's potty trained. She still doesn't TELL me when she has to pee, though. I just make sure we go to the potty at least once an hour. I assume she'll catch on and start telling us soon. (For the record, she does tell me when she has to poo... it's usually preceeded with "My tummy hurts." and then a frantic "POTTY! POTTY! follows as she runs to the nearest bathroom.)

More info. than you probably needed about Lea's toilet habits, but that's our life these days! :)