Thursday, April 23, 2009

Little Miss Attitude

Olivia has developed strong opinions lately. For instance, she did not want to stop during our walk to talk to the neighbors and she REALLY didn't want to stop so that I could take her picture. Check out that pouty lip! She also doesn't care a lot for her formula, or regular milk or even chocolate milk, but if you add a bit of strawberry Nesquik powder . . .that's a different story. Olivia doesn't want to stay in her stroller the whole time when we're out and about. She wants to walk a bit too, which is fine as long as she holds my hand. Concrete plus an unsteady toddler might not have such great results. Her walking is getting better and better. She doesn't quite fully understand how to stand still. If she's following you and you stop to do something, she can't follow you anymore. Instead of standing and waiting for you, she will walk around in circles until she can follow you again. It's pretty funny. More and more, however, she's starting to venture off places by herself and I'm so proud of her when she does that. Many people love the newborn stage. Even with the attitude, I'd have to say that this stage is one of my favorites as you get a glimpse into their likes, dislikes and what makes them tick. I enjoy watching her grow into a very sweet, active and loving little girl. It's a very rewarding stage of parenting. . .if only she'd say mama. . .

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to agree this is a pretty fun stage!!
Neva

~RAch~ said...

Just wait til you can start having conversations with her 2 1/2 until about 5 or 6 is the BEST!!

abby said...

I love the "toddler with attitude" stage, too. Having a micropreemie makes parenting so out of the ordinary, but it's wonderful that we take nothing for granted and that the littlest thing (that full termers' parents often miss) matter to us.

If Hallie is any indication (and I kind of think she is), Olivia will get to the "mama" stage in her own sweet time. It's maddening to worry all the time (and we do, still, and probably always will) but these kids are strong and have the most wonderful way of surprising us.