Tuesday, February 05, 2008

To my light speed daughter...

Yawn.... Corinne. Oh, Corinne... How do I love thee?

From day one, you have amazed and astounded everyone around you. Walking at 9 months? Sure thing. But not only that, you decided to just skip the toddle toddle fall stage, and moved into running and climbing after your brothers. How many times did my heart jump into my throat as I saw my teeeeeeeny tiny baby at the top of the swingset ladder, trying to make that tricky leg swing over the edge to the platform? I should have given you more credit, I know. Your balance and physical agility are gymnastic quality. Gonna have to look into classes for that...

You decided that silence isn't golden, and learned to talk practically overnight. I remember your first birthday, you were jabbering away. Granted, only one word at a time, but loads of words! By the time we went to Disney World, you were 20 months old and could sing several Disney songs, knew all of the characters and had whole stories about what we did there. Again, gonna have to continue to nourish that brain of yours...

And now, our latest conquest, potty training. I jest, though. I mean, really? Training? HA! Who needs to practice sitting on the toilet and staying dry? Apparently, not you. I guess my first suggestion of the princesses on your undies crying if they got wet was enough motivation, or your body and your brain have some sort of super-link cuz you said "Dey sure don't like getting potty and poops on them. Dat'd be pitty 'skusting." And, sure as rain, they have stayed dry every day. In fact, every nap, too. Though I figured that this was just a fluke or phenomenal parenting on my part (you know, cuz I rock at that parenting stuff and planned your drinks and potty breaks-'insert sarcasm here'). However, you have decided that getting your gDiaper wet at night isn't cool, and that you must wake up to pee. At 2 am. Several nights in a row.... You have also figured out that to get wet at naptime is yucky and must result in much screaming and hysteria over a wet bed.... Honey. PLEASE, you're killing Mommy! I'm tempted to put a chamber pot in your crib!!

Sigh.... I am not ready for you to move into a toddler bed just yet, so it appears that we will continue this nightly cycle of calling for Mommy "I wants to potty!!" I am incredibly proud of you and your abilities definitely make my life SO much easier. (I did pay the price with the other 2 kids, so are you my reward from the universe??)

If only all of your stages and hurdles in life would go as smoothly as your babyhood ones have gone... I know life will present you with many hurdles that you may not be able to leap over, effortlessly. But know that I will always be cheering you on in the stands (or helping you over it with a boost if you get stuck).

23 comments:

kimmy said...

My son walked at 10 months. I couldn't believe it either. I didn't even think they made shoes that size!

Your daughter is adorable!

Kimmy

Anne said...

I think it is a reward from the universe AND stellar parenting. :-)

Wow... no locks in your pumping office? I thought the jiggle at the bathroom door was scary (my pump room is actually the handicap bathroom, but at least it locks and is private!). What the heck is a hand expressor? That just scares me.

Beck said...

Okay, that is IT. I'm buying the Baby the fancy princess undies this weekend.
She's been sleeping in her toddler bed for a while (she was going to end up falling out of her crib if we didn't switch her) and it was SAD putting her crib away. SO SAD!

carrie said...

Girls are soooooo much easier to potty train.

That's a huge milestone, congratulations! :)

And the top looks great, I love it! :)

Kristi said...

Wow! Walking at 9 months, and jabbering away at 12. What a smart little girl you have there. Perhaps you could sent Corinne over to give Isabella potty training lessons when the time comes. Except, tell her to replace the word "Mommy" with "Daddy" for the night-time calls. Mama needs her sleep!

PS: Love the new look.

Phoenix said...

Third ones the charm or something?

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Um,...this too shall pass? I know that sounds lame, but it will. She really does sound very advanced at everything, though. I have a friend whose son was like that, did everything early, and he is now attending a special school for the gifted, he's a genious! If she continues to surprise and surpass all the other kids her age you should look into getting her tested. (and of course your superior parenting skills had LOTS to do with it, Tracey! Don't be so modest!) :) Have a good one, and hopefully get a full nights sleep tonight!

Lizzy

Hannah said...

What an amazing little girl!! Wow!! She talks so cute too (judging by the "toddler speak" you penned in your post).

They DO say girls are easier to train than boys. I believe it!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

WHat a funny sweet love letter! She sounds pretty precocious and wonderful.

Kimberly said...

I'm not sure it was good for me to read this today! ~lol~ Emma has been so much the opposite. Becca, however, is more like Corrine. Ah...the joys...

Alex Elliot said...

That's pretty impressive! So really you don't have any top secret potty training tips for me to use with my younger son :)?

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LaskiGal said...

Wow! Amazing. Walking at 9 months--I can't even imagine J crawling yet. He just started sitting a little better and roll, roll, rolling. He's such a little guy.

What an awesome accomplishment! Congrats on your fab parenting :)

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Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

so cute! so cute! so cute! way to go mom on the potty "training"...i hope my experience with my little Tulip will be as smooth...I like the princess analogy. :-)

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familymclean said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! We have been potty training here for ages and with no luck. MAybe I could send Kaitlyn to your houes for a few days....;)

Lis Garrett said...

Hee hee - much laughter!! I can really relate, 'cause Bridget is doing SO well, too. However, Corinne definitely trumps Bridget with staying dry during naps. Do you know how many times I've had to wash sheets after naptime?? This little chick pees more than anyone I know!

Lis Garrett said...

PS - REALLY SORRY ABOUT THE SICKIES!! :-(

we are reilly said...

WOW -- great job with the potty thing! We are in the midst of it -- only our 2nd day, but so far, only 2 accidents....crossing my fingers

Anonymous said...

This cracked me up. I also wrote about how we rock as parents too. I should be a little more persistent with this potty training thing. Maybe Corrine could teach Hailey a thing or two.

Jamie said...

Hope to meet Miss Corrine one day, I think we'd all get along just fine :)

Sounds like the girls are having similar potty experiences. Isn't it great? I feel so lucky, or maybe it's my stellar parenting too... ha!

Michelle said...

wow she's doing great w/the potty "training" LOL How awsome that she was able to figure it out so quickly! Especially waking at night to pee - Kayla still sleeps through the night, she's a hard sleeper. She's dry a lot of the mornings though, but she's still wet sometimes and I don't know how to 'teach' her to wake up if she has to go LOL

carla said...

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