Thursday, August 20, 2015


And just like that, another month has flown by and Mia is that much closer to turning 3! I didn't write anything down this last month (oops) so I'm just rounding up the milestones and knowledge she's gained over the past few months. Mia is just the funnest, happiest, silliest girl and she really is the happiest part of our lives! We are obsessed with her!

- Mia is quite the talker and really soaks up everything we tell her! I've been teaching her about last names and where everyone lives (states). She catches on so quick!! It's funny the things I never thought about teaching her until I hear other moms doing it, ha!
- We have ordered Mia's big girl bed and will transition her as soon as it gets here (this weekend at the latest!) I'm a little nervous about the transition just because she still does SO great in her crib! But it's time for her to give the crib to little brother and she is LOVING the idea of having a big girl bed! I just hope she thinks she can't get out of it unless I help her ;) ha ha! At least we have our video monitor so she won't be escaping her bed when she should be sleeping without hearing from us!
- She is a pro at putting her shoes on (including getting the straps through the tiny loops, etc) and gets them on the right feet. It's so handy as my belly just keeps growing and growing!
- I've let Eric take on the roll of Mr. Fix It when it comes to any broken toy, etc and now Mia is convinced that daddy can fix anything! Literally, anything that breaks, "daddy 'ix it!" Good thing he really can, ha ha!
- She officially begs to go to school, already!! Slow down baby girl, I'm not ready for that!! Plus she has to wait a whole year to start since she's not even 3 yet, ha ha! Time to start playing school at home, I suppose. (But I'm pretty sure the only reason she wants to go to school is because she thinks she'll get to wear her backpack and ride a bus, ha!)
- Mia loves to count and has recently picked up counting with her fingers. She has 1-5 down but it's still pretty tricky for her anytime there's a number high enough that involves her other hand :)
- She tends to be the bossy friend when she first gets together with her little friends, oops! It quickly fades as she falls into just playing and having fun. I can't tell if she's trying to be the little momma Mia, or if I'm raising her to be uptight and bossy, ha ha! My bad!
- This girl is such a book worm! She's completely obsessed with books and I love it! At least I've done something right with teaching her a love for books ;)
- Mia gets more and more clingy/attached to me as the weeks go by, which I've heard would happen as my pregnancy progressed! Just the last couple of weeks when Eric bathes her, brushes her teeth, etc she tells him "it's mommy's turn!" Totally not normal because the bedtime routine has always been there thing and she adores it! Like, she would scream bloody murder if I bathed her instead of Eric, ha ha! While I blame it on the pregnancy, maybe she's truly asking for me because she knows it kills my back/hips to bath her now, ha!     
- I'm taking Mia to her first every gymnastics class today! I wish it was a dance class but I've had the hardest time finding one that offers classes to 2 year olds! I'm still researching but I think she'll have a lot of fun with this until we find the perfect class for good!
- Mia mainly wears 2T clothing but fits in anything ranging from 12 month - 3T, and wears size 6 shoes.
- She still wears size 5 diapers (size 6 at night) and loves them so, ha! She goes pee on the potty at least once a day, but otherwise I'm just waiting for her to let me know she's totally ready for potty training. At this point, it's definitely not happening before baby brother comes because the last thing I want is for her to regress and have to potty train twice. No thank you!  


Kelly Mock said...

Her hair is getting so long! She is also more beautiful each post!

P!nky said...

Those pictures are just precious. Mia looks so sweet and innocent and so grown up! Love that she loves to read and is such a talker :)!

Jenn said...

That black and white need to frame that like right now!
Being a little reader makes my heart pitter patter with glee! Can't believe she's almost 3!! (hey, that rhymed haha)

Brittany said...

Seriously, just look at her face. She's unbelievably precious! I'm so glad you got these gorgeous professional photos done! Also, from one reader to another, I'm happy that Mia loves her books! :)

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

She is the sweetest! I loved reading about her at this age. She sounds like a hand full but so much fun too! Good luck with the toddler bed transition!

Kiki Mincks said...

I can't wait to hear about your adventures with the toddler bed! Mine is one and a half so we are still very much in the crib phase. She's still the type that fights a little (for about a half hour) when it comes to bed time. I hope it's just a phase. haha. In about two years we plan on having another child and I know introducing a new baby will be tough because our little girl is used to being the center of attention. I really love reading other parents' experiences and can't wait to see how little Mia adjusts to being a big sister. Doesn't time just fly?

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

those curls in her hair, killing me! She's going to have so much fun at preschool when the times comes!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

oh and good luck with the toddler bed thing. We made it a huge deal to switch to a big boy bed, and so far it's worked. 2 years later and he still stays in his room and asks to come out. Fingers crossed that keeps happening!

Erin LFF said...

She is so beautiful! I love hearing about all the fun thing she's doing and learning! Can't wait to watch her be a big sister :)

Courtney Gordon said...

Those pictures! I can't get over her little face. So much personality. I love reading your monthly updates on your sweet girl.
Oh man toddler beds. Our little lady has been in a bed since before she was 2, because she hated her crib and wanted to sleep in our bed all the time. So we took the front crib rail off her bed and put the toddler guard up and she's lived it ever since. I'm sure Mia will love her big girl status and her new bed.

Ashley Brickner said...

Love the pics of her, and yaaay for the big girl bed!!! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

She is such a beauty!! YAY for big girl bed adventures and counting! woo hoo!

Sara Elizabeth said...

I cannot get over how much Mia has grown since I started reading your blog!!!! She's definitely a little girl now - not just a baby!!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Oh goodness, she looks is so grown up! Beautiful beautiful girl!

Kirsty and Seth said...

I'm with you completely on the potty training! I think we waited until Levi was about 2 months old before we started potty training Caleb as I didn't want him to regress! He picked it up pretty quickly so that's always a bonus!

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