Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wild Woman

There is only one word to describe Katy lately: wild. I don't know what has gotten into her. Maybe she can see 2 on the horizon, maybe she's tired of being inside, maybe I'm less patient as my belly grows larger. But she is running from activity to activity non-stop, all day. And she's getting into new things everyday. Here's an example:

The other day I was fixing lunch and I went into the dining room and took the tray off of the highchair and said, "Come on, Katy, it's time to eat lunch." Then I went into the kitchen to grab our plates. When I came back, I found this:

Beyond the fact that I can't believe she climbed up into the chair, I can't believe she turned herself around (without falling) and got the straps in the right place to buckle herself in! What in the world?!?!?

Brian and I are having more conversations about the D word: discipline. I hate to admit it, but my sweet angel is becoming more defiant by the day. She waits until we aren't looking to do something she knows is not allowed, and as soon as she is caught, she backs away, saying "no, no..." And our biggest battle at this point: throwing her plate of food on the floor when she's done. She knows not to do this, but at this point we haven't implemented serious enough consequences to make it less desirable. Ugh, I'm not looking forward to this part of parenting. (I'm sure every parents feels that way)

On a random note, I had an ob checkup this week, and it went well. But I found out that my doctor is going to be on vacation the entire week surrounding my due date. Boo. Not that I'm super emotionally attached to my doctor: I think she was in the delivery room for about 5 minutes before Katy entered the world (they actually had me stop pushing because she wasn't there yet and she was going to miss it). But for me, in the hours (okay, it was days) of early labor leading up to the delivery, she knew what was going on and I was in touch with her, and that was nice. I just hate to think that she would be totally gone for the whole experience. Of course, what are the chances that I'll deliver that week - 40% maybe? Just guessing...


Jen said...

Discipline is my least favorite part of parenting, but it comes with the territory. Try to be consistent (even when you're tired!) and she'll get the picture eventually. Good luck!

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