Man, the snow that hit our part of the country has kept me very, very busy. So I’m finally going to catch you up on Jordan’s many adventures in the past many days.
First, we had a lot of snow. Way more than our town can handle. So on the first day after the snow, i was in the newsroom for most of the day. Jordan got to hang out with her Dad and brother…. longer than she’s ever done before. And she handled it pretty darn well. I went 24 hours without a baby feeding and I didn’t wake up the next morning wanting to die of physical pain. So that was a good sign as we get closer to weaning.
Second, when Jordan went out in the snow, she was amazed, scared and then thrilled by it all. She was amazed when I plopped her on the sled. When I put Jordan on the snow, she was not happy, it scared her — or it was cold. I don’t know which. But after I picked her up and she realized snow is tasty. She wanted to return to the fun after we went inside.
While we were mainly homebound, Jordan was really working hard on pulling up!! Sunday she made big progress: She was trying really hard to reach me on the stairs, so she pulled up to her feet — her butt high in the air. It didn’t last long and when she fell down, her Dad and I cheered!!!! Big progress.
She’s also scooting everywhere and I’m getting nervous. I have to get some gates put up. I was going to put a gate up or block off the one step down to the living room — but Jordan has already figured out how to get into that room on her own. Once she’s in there, she can’t get out (the world’s largest play pen). So I can cross that step off my list of worries.
Today I had a mini-freakout about Jordan. I was reading a little note sent home to Jordan’s classroom parents about the kids and the new month. In it, her teachers wrote how Jordan’s birthday is coming up. And it hit me: 12 months is when everything changes. And honestly, it already is. She’s becoming more demanding of my attention, of food… of toys she MUST play with (or the remote control). I’m trying as hard as I can to help her use more sign language to help her not get so upset. It’s hard when you want words, but you don’t have them yet!