I make these notes about what Blair says, and we’ve been so busy I’ve delayed in getting them written down in more detail. Then I might forget some, which really irks me. Here are the notes from early summer.
She is about 25 pounds. She still naps at 1pm for 2 – 3 hours and wears a diaper at night. She likes puzzles, books, Gus, going to the pond, and her pacilator. (A made up name for her paci clip that holds all of her pacis.) She is doing well except for her first two “asthma attacks” in the middle of the night on 4/22 and 5/7. She coughed and coughed and coughed. We gave her a breathing treatment, and she was better, but both times she needed oxygen afterwards. We went in to the doctor, and her medicine was changed. We haven’t had any more issues. She still drinks Pediasure but eats better if we limit the amount. She also loves water!
She doesn’t like “moo cow” (ground beef) but will eat most any other meat including steak (rare/medium rare like her mama!) as long as it’s “soft.” Whereas her daddy wants everything overcooked, she doesn’t like anything tough!
Hiding seek is her new thing. She’ll say, “I'll hide and you find me” or “Go hide and I’ll find y’all.” I love how she draws out y’all real slow.
We started going fishing, and we would run down to the local bait place and get some worms and crickets. The first time we went, they didn’t have any crickets. She told her daddy, “We got worms, but they didn’t have any tickets.”
The chickens live in a chicken "poop"! How true!
I have tons of stories about Gus. The child loves the dog more than anything, and he really is like her best buddy. She talks to him like a friend: “Hey Gus! Whatchou been doin’? Playin’?”
Since she got the Kidsongs Circus movie for Easter, she so into the circus. “Gus, are you the lion tamer?”
She says, “I'm lovin’ on m’ dog.” And I CANNOT get her to say it on video.
And I love our little talks about the baby:
“I teach him to talk in your belly!”
I don't know.
B- Ask him
You ask him.
B- Leighton, do you have any hair? What did he say?
He said he could see it he doesn't have a mirror.
B- I'll go get him one. L look in the mirror. What did he say?
He says he has a little.
B- Who teached him to talk?!
Blair is like the little mouse on Ratatouille. She’s super olfactory, and is always noticing certain smells. She’ll ask, “What's that smell like?” if she smells something funny. Or she’ll exclaim, “I don’t want to smell that…!”
She and her daddy have a little nighttime thing where she asks, “Wanna walk around for a minute?” And he takes her all over the house giving a “tour” of every room, complete with commentary.
She’s consistent with her No ma'ams etc., and she’ll ask “Can I say ‘yep’ to mommies and daddies?” or “Can I say ‘thanks’ to mommies and daddies?” I don’t know why she thinks she can’t say “thanks,” but she can!
She uses “Arm I?” It’s a mixture of “am” and “are.” I love it.
More to come… I have two more posts worth!