Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Calling all experts....

I tend to blog a lot about all the good stuff in our life but I skim right over the top of all the not so pleasant stuff.....like the tantrums and misbehaving. But trust me this stuff does happen and I'm at my wits end. I know there are at least 3 people out there that read this and I hope that you can all help.

Here is the deal...Jaelynn is very stubborn and things are getting kind of out of hand. When I tell her I'm going to sit her in time-out or in the corner she laughs and thinks it is a game. I thought maybe I should find a rug or a chair and have it be the time-out spot but I'm not sure if this is going to work. I mean, the child puts her toys in time out!

Another thing that we are having a problem with is hitting. She doesn't really hit other kids but she hits me and her grandma and sometimes Kevin. We discipline her...not that it helps a lot....then make her tell us she is sorry. Here is the kicker though....she won't say she is sorry!

I know a lot of this is the age but I'm so scared that my sweet little baby is turning into a brat! If I offer to send cookies to anyone who gives me advice will that help?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

She's a big girl now


I know that it had to happen eventually. I just didn't think it would happen so soon! Friday evening we picked up Jaelynn's big girl bed. As promised we also took her shopping to pick out her own decorations...with my guidance of course. I must say that I do love what we picked out and so does she!

Saturday morning...before I could change my mind....I took down the crib. I didn't stop to think about the very first time I laid my baby in the crib, until later. I didn't think about it Saturday morning, when I went in to pick my sleepy-eyed baby up, that it would likely be the last time I ever take her out of a crib. I just did it and threw myself into the set up and decorating.

We've had a couple of rough nights but I went and got a bed rail and that has made a huge difference. All in all, Jaelynn loves her new big girl room! And mommy and daddy...well...we love that we can sneak in and snuggle with our munchkin.

Here are a few pictures. I'm doing some more decorating this weekend and hanging things up but this is the start. Oh, and as if having a big girl bed wasn't enough, Jaelynn woke up dry the other morning and proceeded to use the big girl potty! Don't worry....I'll get use to this big girl thing....