Big stuff for little Bean this weekend! Girlfriend finally started walking! It took 19 months and an early intervention assessment, but she finally put on her big girl pants and started walking without assistance this weekend! She still prefers to crawl as her main form of transportation, but her walking is getting more and more steady and she can go further and further. I’m just so proud of my tiny kid!
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? How about a quick update:
In Sabine’s World:
- Sabine has a few new words. She says bye bye in proper context, and night night. She is working on animal sounds and says that the sheep says baaaa, the cow says mooo, and the dog says “haaa haa haaa” for panting. Oh, and “yeah.” She loves to say “yeah” to things and HI to everyone she meets.
- She has been putting her favorite animals into her wagon and walking her babies.
- She is a champion block stacker. We are talking towers like 7-9 blocks high!
- She actually ate ONE fish stick last night, which is freaking amazing.
- She is a terrible, horrible napper.
- She is obsessed with opening the pantry and dragging all the food out for us to step on. Yesterday the Professor put a lock on the pantry and she flipped. her. shit. It was hilarious!
In Belle’s World:
- I had a job interview. I made it to the third round but did not make it to the final. The rejection letter was so nice though that I can’t be too upset. I tried my hardest and they claim to genuinely like my work and want to keep me on file for future positions.
- I have a second freelance client. I sure wish I could write about the things I’m doing but I really can’t. I can say that it is fun and challenging though!
- I tried the Whole 30 diet. Turns out I like beer too much. Beer and chocolate. My pants are still tight, though, so something is gonna have to give!
- What else… OH! I am going to Boston at the end of March for a bloggie lady meet up. It will be my first night away from Sabine ever. I cannot wait to wake up and NOT have to tend to anyone but myself!
In the Cat’s World:
- It has been so long since I’ve even mentioned these poor animals that you might have forgotten we own cats. We do. I love them.
- Yum Yum is bonding with Sabine over her discarded noodles and fish sticks. It is love at first lick.
- Euclid is terrified of Sabine. Euclid is horrified to now see the hairless one on two legs.
- Fermi is oblivious to Sabine.
In the NYC World:
- Snow. So much fucking snow. And today, ice pellets. Gotta love that.
- Also, yellow snow. Everyone knows New Yorkers love their dogs. What they don’t know is that New Yorkers love to let their dogs pee everywhere. In the summer months I’m able to convince myself that all the random puddles on the sidewalk are where clumsy people spilled their drink. In the winter, though, it’s a lot harder to do, unless of course New Yorkers also love their Mtn. Dew or Lemon Lime Gatorade.
And there you have it. One quick and dirty update. And now I need to return my focus to my freelance so I can make the monies and one day help us move somewhere warmer.
Just a little Sabine update today: my baby girl is growing up! She has been playing pretend for several months now. Yesterday we pretended to put her stuffed animals to bed. We would lay them on the rug, put a soft pillow under their heads and then cover them up. I would say night night and she would pat their heads and back and then giggle hysterically. It was one of the first times we have “played pretend” together and it filled my heart with happiness.
Sabine is such a sweet, gentle soul. While other kids are running around wildly, she is sitting on the side putting hats on her animals and giving them hugs. She has started to tear off tiny pieces of toilet paper and hand them to her animals in an act that I’m pretty sure is her giving them “lovies,” just like I give her lovies. Sabine is different than a lot of other kids and I have to remind myself that this is ok. We are a week shy of 19 months and she still is not walking. She is totally capable of it, and we have even seen her do it once or twice, but she prefers to crawl everywhere, dragging an army of farm animals in her wake.
I have a call into Early Intervention and am waiting on them to call back with our appointment to have her assessed. In the meantime, I am enjoying my sweet little kid who loves her farm animals with a passion, brushes her rubber ducky’s teeth, puts washcloth hats on her stuffed cats and giggles with wild abandon while trying to feed our real cats crackers and Mum Mum’s.
Where have your kids excelled? Where have they been delayed?