first day recap

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

She had a very good first day. No real troubles, although her head was red. Her sitter told me that she'd bumped her noggin against the little plastic cottage, but Mari didn't cry. Of course she didn't. She typically only cries when she scares the bejeezus out of herself or she's really in pain. I could tell she wasn't in a whole lot of pain when I touched it. Then again, my daughter has a bit of a fair complexion, so that would explain the redness.

I don't think the sitter likes using our G Diapers. I can't figure out why. Maybe because she is old school and she thinks the G's will take too long. I'm really not certain. When we first interviewed her, she said she didn't have a problem, but now I'm thinking she does. What would you do? By the way, I've shown her how to use them. I think she's just intimidated that they won't hold a poopy diaper. I need to show her proof positive that they will, but I don't know how.

When I picked Mari up from school, she had a lethargic look on her face. I figured that maybe she was just tired and would probably do some major sleeping. Well, she did have about an hour nap last night, but when she was awake, she was AWAKE! She was so much fun. I had some things that I had to do around that house, but I put that off, because she was just a little gigglebox.

She's so fast at crawling, so she was chasing Guapo around the living room. She'd tried to sneak up on him, and if she heard me coming after her, she'd crawl really fast to get near him before I would scoop her up. The whole time she'd be laughing and laughing and laughing. We had about half an hour of belly laughs! I seriously almost wet myself because I was laughing so hard with her. Since she now grabs on tight and does her version of a hug, she would clutch my neck tightly and bury her head into my chest, laughing hysterically the whole time. I would nuzzle into her neck and she'd just laugh and laugh. And if I was holding her and not paying 100% attention to her (because yes, I was folding laundry and watching the Olympics!), she'd lean in and give me a big, wet Mari kiss on the cheek. So I'd grab her and again we'd go and have a laughfest.

My sides and cheeks hurt today and I LOVE IT!! So if her going to school means we get to have giggle-filled nights of some amazing quality time together, then it's not so bad! Oh and I bet her little buddy, William, from school. He is 14 months and from what I understand, he always wants to be where Mari is. If she's in a swing, he'll crawl into a swing. If she's playing with a ball, he wants a ball. If she's at the little play area, yep, you guessed it, he's at the playing area. While she's not a walker just yet, she can crawl to keep up with him and enjoys his interaction. I could see her tracking him with her little eyes. I'm certain she has a lot to learn from William and that is also a good thing.

Here's to a day full of learning for you too!

p.s. I received my orange laces in the mail yesterday! I need some new running shoes in the worst way, so when I get them, I'll be lacing them up with my orange laces.

1 comment:

The Steinman Squad said...

I wouldn't worry too much about showing her proof that the G diapers work, she'll get that proof soon enough. :) You might ask her if she has any questions about them or how the first day using them went, to open a dialog about the diapers. She'll get the hang of using and trusting the diapers though.

We had a similar issue in the very beginning with Brooke and my taking breast milk instead of formula for her because they couldn't microwave the formula, but they did come around.

It's just always hard to change old habits - for all of us!

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