We’ve had so many big kid milestones already this year…down with the baby gates…up with the highchairs…hello, cups without lids (at least for snack time)…and our get-around-town stroller hasn’t seen action in months and months.
As I describe our two most recent milestones, you may shake your head at the way I still “baby” the girls in some respects. That may be a valid accusation…but I can only say that I have to take baby steps with my
babies big kids.
When I posted pictures of my sleeping beauty one time earlier in the year, most of the comments glossed over how stinkin’ adorable my slumbering Baby A was with her tush in the air…in favor of something along the lines of, “Wow! You STILL have them in sleep sacks?”
Yes, my girls STILL wear sleep sacks, and they STILL sleep in cribs. And, up until a couple of weeks ago, I was STILL adhering to the AAP guidelines for infants having no suffocation hazards in said cribs.
That’s right…at almost four, our girlies were still sleeping in a bare bed. (I still put them on their backs to sleep, but they tend to contort themselves into various positions…and I have finally come to be OK with that.) :)
So what happened a couple of weeks ago? Well, the girlies were battling colds. Hubby and I talked about it, thinking – given their congestion – they might be more comfortable with a pillow.
I told them their pediatrician suggested it, so as to set the stage that pillows are not toys. They were so tickled to welcome their [very flat] pillows into their
beds cribs, and I’m thankful to report they’ve done great! Mark it down…our girls use pillows!
That was definitely a momentous occasion. How could I even consider allowing another milestone???
I can only say that I’m very brave.
IN ADDITION to the pillows, our girls are now using regular silverware!!!
Since the girls started using utensils (at age two…LATE, I know!), we’ve stuck with the kiddie-sized forks and spoons. Hubby again suggested a few days ago that they might make less mess (always a plus) if they had bigger spoons to reign in their jambalaya.
The silverware we use has always felt kind of oversized to me (it’s sleek and heavy and makes me feel very sophisticated…HA!), so I dug around and found an old set that I have from my mom.
The girls took immediately to using the spoons and salad forks. “I’m just like a little adult!” B exclaimed the first day.
Yes…yes, you are. Don’t remind me, Honey.
But I guess I can handle this change, too…as long as I get to lay my TINY BABES down in their CRIBS come nightfall.