Jan 15, 2015

Addison Sophia: 27 Months


Dear Addie::

Well kiddo here we are again, you are another month older. And man I hope this month goes better than the last. This has been a rough month for a couple different reasons. It hasn't been all bad but you are definitely embracing the terrible twos.


During the last month, you have decided to go on a crusade against sleep. It turns out you don't hate sleep but instead you are actually going through a major bout of separation anxiety. You have basically been attached to my hip for the last month. And somewhere in the middle of the month, you decided you never wanted to be left alone even when you are sleeping. And you'll do anything you can to get to us, including completely wearing yourself out or slamming your head on closed doors. It's getting better but it's still taking some long hours and screaming to get you to sleep, plus you have been waking up in the middle of the night. We are all exhausted around here.


The terrible twos are showing their true colors with all the temper tantrums, which of course are made worse by the lacking sleep. You have a bit of a short fuse these days. And there is the stubborn, determined, what I want I want now thing going on. Also made harder by your lacking ability to communicate with us.


The sign language is going well. You are learning more signs faster than you are learning words. Although the words are definitely coming along slowly. You are still delayed but slowly it's coming along. Your walking is amazing, considering you pretty much run everywhere. So we are done with physical therapy. You are still getting help with your language and loosening up control a little, and already both have improved. Baby steps.


We have moved you into your big girl room now and you seems to love it. Personally I love your room, it's very much you. I think you like being in there and especially being in the toddler bed.  Although that has been the cause to a lot of our problems since you don't seem to want to stay in your bed.


I'll admit that this last month has been pretty awful. But when you are in a good mood, you are adorable.  You have always liked "talking" on the phone.  Sometimes you walk around with your play phone, sometimes you use mine, sometimes you use whatever is closest. Lately whenever you grab my phone, you'll stop in the middle of talking and hold the phone out in front of you for a second and act like you are taking a picture. It's adorable and hilarious every time.


You still love to color and spend a lot of time doing that. You just recently got into painting which is good since you used to hate paint. You don't use your fingers but that's okay, a brush is cleaner anyway. We have a lot of wooden toys around here, including a train set you got for Christmas, and those are your favorites. You are into trains, planes, and automobiles. Plus Mickey Mouse. Everything is  about Mickey Mouse these days.


Sometimes you wear on my patience.  You frustrate me pretty much all the time. And the last month has been anything but great. Yet here we are again. Completely intact taking on yet another month of your beautiful life. Despite all the bad, I am lucky to have you as my daughter. I'm blessed to have you in my life. I love you so much.

Love, Mama

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