Can you believe it has been one week since Vania came home ? I can't. On the other hand it feels like she has always been a part of our family :) We are in the middle of another winter storm here. It is supposed to snow all day today through tomorrow. Kids are off school. Adam & the kids built an igloo last Saturday & with it being so cold it is still standing. I'm sure they will be out in it sometime today.Vania has enjoyed going out as well. That is...... in & out ,in & out , in & out !
Vania has learned how to get water from the fridge . Now we are training ourselves to keep it locked :)
Vania thinks this cut off pant leg that Carson learned to sew on A button in Cub scouts is a jean skirt. She likes to squeeze herself into it & then can't walk :)
She has gotten used to her car seat& likes to have her glasses on when in the car. She loves to ride in the van & often goes to the door saying "machine ".
As far as eating she has stopped the obsession with every wrapped granola bar / cereal bar. She is mostly just eating at mealtime. Chewing gum though has become her new favorite thing. she does really well with it though & it works as a good bribe :)
Speaking of bribing I've decided it is time to figure out how to do her hair. That way maybe by the time she is old enough to REALLY care, I might be decent at braids. We are keeping the short afro for now.Just had it trimmed the other day. The lady was very patient & kept her entertained with every comb & brush in her drawer. Vania loves to pick out bows & barrettes . So that is what we are going with for now with maybe some flat/ spiral twists in the front to keep her hair pulled back. seriously I had her up in her highchair bribing her with everything I could think of just to comb out her hair & put in a few twists. The twists she didn't mind. It was the combing out of the hair !Today she did much better with that :)
Today is also the first time she laid down for a nap with out a tantrum. Mickey mouse , a rocking chair & boom she was out :) We have been getting her to bed around 8pm & she will usually sleep until 4am. Then she wakes Zoe up & Zoe brings her to us. ( they share a room )Then we are back to the rocking chair for about 10 min. Then off to sleep again. She usually gets up for the day around 6:45am. Most likely because that's when we all start getting up & getting ready.
We are starting to get things on track here. Our heads I think are slowly coming out above the water after feeling like we had been knocked down by a huge wave:)Still can't seem to catch up on sleep. I just can't believe she is really here ! We love her so much.She is so comical & fun to have around ! I love snuggling with her & hearing her say " pick me up mama, pick me up "Speaking of Vania i hear her calling.Naptime is over.60 min today, Not bad.