I feel like Ingrid is growing up too quickly. Everything seems to have flown by. She's not even two yet and already she's this little chatterbox who's singing full songs and telling us she needs to go to the bathroom. Where'd my baby go??
She has been going on the potty all day today, no diapers except just now when I put her down for her nap. We even went on a walk and she stayed dry and went when we got home! We're totally following her lead, she just started to tell us she had to go, so we bring her. And she goes. And gets the hugest smile on her face, you can tell how proud of herself she is! It's amazing!
And singing, oh man. That kid loves to sing! She likes the Five Little Monkeys song right now, and can sing pretty much every word. And Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, although you can't understand half the words she says. She gets the tune right, though.
She also talks in full sentences and is pretty good at articulating her words. Some kind of run together but mostly you can understand her.
She's not a baby...
I am proud of her for doing all these things, for counting to 10 and saying her ABCs and reciting her books, but I feel like it's all happening too quickly. I want to have a cuddly baby still! She was so behind on crawling and walking, and then bam, she went full force from baby to preschooler! At least that's how it seems sometimes.
But, because she's almost out of diapers and finally pretty much sleeping through the night (until her teeth want to bother her again I suppose) I feel ready for baby #2. When we visited our friend and I had her baby and then had Ingrid hanging on me, I swore up and down I didn't want that and I was staying with one kid. Yesterday those friends came over, and the baby is now 6 months old. Ingrid went right up and said "Hi, cute baby!" and was all in her face. I wanted to try out the mei tai I'd made so I strapped the baby in, and it felt so good! And Ingrid was hanging on my leg but I was imagining it for real and it didn't scare me so much. I know it would be hard, but I feel like I can see past the first few months of it being that way to when it would be a little easier as the baby grows, and as Ingrid grows.
And then that baby will grow up too quickly and I'll sigh and wonder where the time went...