Q. How’s she doing?
A. The Cupcake is attempting to become more and more independent everyday. (Already!?! I know.) I want to cuddle with her and smoosh her into me… she wants to turn around and look outward. I sit her on my lap and she wants to stand up. We want her to nap or fall asleep, she wants to scream. This child definitely has her own personality. (Imagine that.)
She’s conflicted. She loves me and wants to smile at me – but hates the idea of napping.
It ends in a stare down.
Q. Any current challenges with the wee one?
A. Yep. Sleeping. Our little angel was far too good to us for approximately 3.5 months. We would simply swaddle her and wah-lah – she fell asleep within minutes. Now, even though she’s exhausted she doesn’t fall asleep. Nope. She screams. And, even though our goal is to put her down, “drowsy but awake” – she’s just not agreeing with our vision for her bed time. And so it begins…
Q. So what else is going on?
A. The weather in Los Cabos is becoming cooler (80’s), so we’ve been able to go outside more, hang out in the courtyard and look at nature and swim. FINALLY – we’re not stuck in the house 24/7. Just this past weekend we went down to Cabo to walk around. Lila clearly enjoyed herself.
Those know-it-all parent friends were not kidding when they warned us that this is both the most rewarding and challenging journey we’d ever go on. You literally want to cry out in frustration some minutes, but then – within 3 seconds – you’re smiling again because that little lady just smiled at you.
Lila seriously loves to watch football. (Ask C. It’s odd.) Here’s the little lady with her puppy.
This week: the little mermaid swimsuit from our friend B’s mom. (So cute.)
(Please notice the right elbow propped up… just chillin’.)