Wednesday, May 20, 2015

one more month...

...until she's 2 1/2! Eric and I were just talking about this yesterday and it kind of blew our minds. Time is FLYING!
- One day Eric mentioned how much Mia's vocabulary had grown in just over a week (he worked a ton and didn't get to see her that much) I don't even notice the little changes since I'm with her everyday, but it is crazy how I can have little conversations with her now! Every once in awhile Mia says something so out of the blue that I can't help but laugh and laugh! I'm trying to write everything down to put together another "Miaisms" post! I'm sure it won't be as funny reading about it, than if you could hear it yourself :) But we adore our little talker!
- Mia finally cut her second 2 year molar. These are little beasts, and they make life miserable for a couple months before finally cutting through. Half way there!
- Speaking of little beasts... Mia had her first ever melt down/tantrum in Walmart this past month. I was totally that mom, waiting in line to return something (slowest customer service line EVER!) while my child cried and screamed for 10 minutes straight... and I just ignored her. Oh the looks I was getting, ha! I did remind Mia to use her "inside voice" when her screams got a little too high pitched and loud... but gosh dang it, I was NOT giving in to her tantrum! Thank heavens her tantrums are rarer than rare, especially in a public setting. Sheesh! 
- Mia started swim lessons and she LOVES them! We've only been to 2 so far but we are having so much fun in our mommy and me class!
- She got to ride a horse by herself for the first time ever (she's ridden a horse at a carnival once before, but I was on it with her) and she LOVED it! Mia is such an adventurous little animal lover!
- Mia started measuring sizes for small, medium and large objects by saying "baby" for small, "mommy" for medium and "daddy" for large sizes. It's so cute!  
- She can almost count to 15. She absolutely loves counting and talking about numbers!
- I discovered that she knows Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars, although she gets bored of singing it if we ask her to. She only sings the whole thing on her own terms, ha ha! She also knows over half of the alphabet. I need to record how she says "w"... it's my favorite! "Dug-a-doo"
- She's still wearing a range of 12 month - 2T clothing! I think she still fits in one or two pairs of size 5 shoes, but mostly wears size 6 now!
- Well... Mia's still in size 5 diapers :) I let her pick out "McQueen" underwear and after peeing through 2 pairs in 20 minutes I decided I wasn't up for potty training. I didn't even give Mia a fair chance to learn, but I was not in the right state of mind to buckle down and potty train. Maybe I'll be more determined during the summer when it's too hot to leave the house... but for now I decided it's not worth a day, or three (or a week) of frustration from both of us. It may not even be worth it to me to give it a shot while I'm pregnant and VERY short on patience... unless Mia shows more interest in potty training. I don't want to force it on her and then be angry and frustrated over the accidents that will surely occur, if that makes sense? Mia is the type of personality that catches on quickly when she's ready for it, so I need to trust my instincts/intuition (whatever you want to call it) and wait to act on this until she let's me know she's definitely ready!

Mia has become more clingy to me in the past couple of months, and while I totally blame it on the pregnancy, I have to admit that I don't hate it! Gimme alllll the Mia cuddles! I seriously can't imagine loving her more than I already do, but our love continues to grow even stronger for her as each month passes by!

17 comments:

P!nky said...

Hey, I think it's great you didn't give in to the tantrum. You go mom!

Yay for all the Mia cuddles!

Jenn said...

Awww I love hearing about all of her fun developmental milestones, and just cute things that she's into/does. Good for you for not giving into the tantrum despite the looks. I'm glad for you that you dont have to deal with them often!
Enjoy that little love muffin--she's so cute!

BLovedBoston said...

You are such a good mom!!! I love that you were so composed when she had her tantrum! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

birdie to be said...

So sweet! So fun to have this list later on!

Kimberly said...

Mia and Axel are the same age, but I always think of Mia closer to Olivia, because she is SO MUCH like her! It doesn't hurt that they're both oldest girls I'm sure :) You are going to love having a little brother for her!!

Kelly Mock said...

Oh, I can't wait for a Miaisms post!!! Shes a doll!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Chris is totally over diapers and is pushing to potty train but I'm holding strong. She just doesn't care yet. I don't feel like making her do it. I think it will just click one day and be totally awesome.
I love baby-isms. You should record them, at least for yourself. I try to do that but it never works out haha.

meandmr.com said...

She is getting so big!!! It is so crazy to see time fly by!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Brittany said...

My mom has some horror stories about my epic public meltdowns as a kid. I'm glad for you that they are rare from her! I really do wish you'd record some more of her talking! It melts my heart on Instagram! Best of luck with the potty training when that comes around. I'm so clueless about kids that I have no earthly idea when they start doing that!

Kasey Sutgrey said...

She is such a smartie!!! It is hilarious having a convo with a toddler and also amazing! I hate ttantrums period but public ones really suck but I have realized that with toddlers, so does embarrassment!

Kasey Sutgrey said...

She is such a smartie!!! It is hilarious having a convo with a toddler and also amazing! I hate ttantrums period but public ones really suck but I have realized that with toddlers, so does embarrassment!

Desiree Macke said...

Way to stick your ground with the tantrums. Like you, we very rarely experience those in public, but when we do, sorry to the people around us. This momma has stuff to do, and the crying and screaming will just have to happen so things get done!
Just my two cents on potty training (I tried a few times totally unsuccessfully when Marcus was not at ALL ready), wait and let Mia give you the clues when she's ready for training. It will save you both a ton of stress, as well as wet pants!

Alana Livingston said...

Those glasses are too cute!
She sounds like such a good baby (I guess little girl, now)! I bet you were getting some evil glares in Walmart but who cares--it was Walmart afterall! haha

Heather Leigh said...

I totally forgot Mia & Liya share a birthday!! I feel you!! Evies 2 and a half now :( Soooo bittersweet!!

Tawnya Faust said...

I'm with you on the potty training... we haven't even really attempted, we've planted the seed but I know Scarlett's personality and when she's ready she'll pick it up easily. I'm not too worried about it... but the closer I get to three the more I feel other people are worried about it and I just want to tell them to shove it lol

I have a bunch of Scarlettisms written down in a note on my phone too :) I love hearing toddler talk, it's so sweet :)

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

It just happens way to fast.

I am LOVING those sunglasses on her. Potty training will happen when it happens. Don't sweat it. Just try again in a month or two and see how it goes then.

hello erin said...

I love you for holding strong on the public tantrum! I've never had to deal with a publi one and I don't even know what I'd do "in the moment"! And seriously I think lex is hilarious and then I tell mike what she says and it gets lost in translation from her little voice!!

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