Not supposed to post pics until we finalize, but I figured we could get away with this one!
Well, Ruby is sleeping with me full time now and goes down like a happy little camper. She must have just been scared and/or confused waking up in the crib in the near dark. I have a new night light in there, too, which is brighter, and she smiles so big when I tell her she is sleeping with Mommy. (Hopefully, I am not jinxing myself here by saying how we have been sleeping!) I have to admit, it's so sweet having her all snuggled up next to me. We read books with Daddy, then he leaves and I sing lullabies and tuck her in. The full bed in there is not big enough for the 3 of us with the littlest family member flip-flopping around all night! (But I think Daddy doesn't mind too much sprawling out on our bed by himself!)
Anyway, as night time has improved, nap time has become a struggle. Probably my fault as we had a busy week and we weren't on schedule all the time. One day I let her sleep in the car on my way to somewhere, one day we got back from Little Gym class and went right down, and one time we had errands, got home late, then she didn't want to nap at all. I ended up letting her nap in the big bed twice (vs the crib) and the pic above is what I found when I crept in to check on her. She actually falls asleep like that sometimes and it's really funny.
New words and progress this week! She is not just repeating now, but saying them on her own. This morning, I said, should we go saying morning to Daddy? She jumped up and said Daddy! She comprehends so much and the other night when I said, "hmm, should we sing some lullabies now?" she nodded her head yes! I was like, wow! Last night we went up to bed and she ran to the bathroom and said "brush teeth!" It's only been a few days that she has been saying 2 and 3 words together, other than I love you. She says, Bye-bye, night-night, good-night. When we went to have dinner last night she said EAT for the first time. She likes to say the word "alright!", too, and this morning when her favorite show came on, she squealed with delight and for the first time yelled "WONDER PETS!!!" Yea, I know. Mindless television. But if you saw her little face light up when she sees it, you'd know it is okay. It makes her happy and is a real cute show.
She is singing more and loves "Old MacDonald". She says "ee-i, ee-i" (but not the oh) and today she sang along with an Ella song that says "I love you" at the end. She says "clap" when she wants to hear" If Your Happy & You Know it". Currently, she is helping Daddy vaccum. She thinks the vaccum is very fun and follows us around and has to hold the chord or help push it. God bless her clean, organized little self. If I leave a door or drawer open, she says "oh!" and runs to close it. Everything needs to be in order in this little ones world! How cute she is and what a joy every day is with her in it!