first off, i will admit that one of these wouldn't be an obstacle if i would have delt with it earlier in the year. enough about me and my faults. let's continue with the story ...
in preparation for the new baby, karsyn is in need of some upgrading, updating, moving, growing up, whatever you want to call it. i don't think i like "growing up", but we could call it adjusting. preparing. whatever, you get the idea.
here are the things we need to work on. although not a necessity, it would be easier after the baby comes if karsyn did the things soon.
yes, embarassingly i admit that karsyn still takes a bottle before nap and bed. with water. but still. does anyone else have an almost 2 year old with this habit? i guess it's no worse than a pacifier, right? i can't bring myself to take it away from her, or maybe it's because it's so dang easy to give it to her. almost like a switch. she takes her bottle and automatically goes to sleep. it'll probably be harder on me than on her to take it away. does this categorize me as a bad mom?
ok, so i know a lot of kids stay in their baby bed until they can climb out of it. karsyn stays in hers, but the new baby will need a place to sleep too. we have a toddler bed, but karsyn cries for her own bed. her baby bed. i can totally understand where she's coming from. i like my own bed too. thought about just buying a second baby bed. is that terrible? another easy way out. **thanks to my sweet friend, DN and her girls, we got the baby bed moved out of karsyn's room so we'll see how she takes to her toddler bed. she knows where it the baby bed is though! :)
this is one of those "we've tried, but she doesn't really care" kind of things. some people say to get her out of diapers before you have two in diapers. so, we have a potty. she knows. but she has no desire. and i don't think i'm in a big hurry.
we'll have our work cut out for us, that's for sure.