How is this little gal three years old? She is happy as can be and loves to snuggle more than anyone else I know. She loves being a big girl but often says, “look at me, I’m a baby,” while crawling around on the floor saying “goo-goo ga-ga.” I think she knows she’ll always be our baby. For the last two months or so, she’s been waking 1-3 times a night to ask me to snuggle with her. Unlike M, she gets right out of her bed, tiptoes in and tries to sneak into bed with me. I quietly take her hand and lead her back to her bed. Luckily she usually goes right back to sleep. But the lack of an uninterrupted night sleep as of late is making me feel grumpy. I know like all things it is a phase.
She loves princesses. She attended her first wedding in October and cannot stop talking about how beautiful the bride looked in her “princess dress.” She’s into Ariel and mermaids, dressed and building castles with blocks. She and her sister love to wrap up their toys in blankets and pretend they are presents. She’s very interested in playing violin just like her sister. R tries to talk her into the cello or viola, but she seems dead set on the violin.
She must tell me, “I still love you,” about 25 times a day totally unprompted. I wonder what I did to make her think I might think she doesn’t love me anymore – ha! She loves school and her teachers. She loves going to after care and her little buddy Addison. Unlike her sister and I, she can take or leave the sweets and has often been known not to even finish a cookie!
She loves babies more than life itself. She loves to take care of her baby dolls and she loves real babies. At the airport to and from Florida, we’d turn around and she’d be climbing in some random baby’s stroller. She’s been potty trained during the day since late summer/early fall. Just before Christmas she stopped wearing diapers over night and hasn’t looked back. Thank you universe for two easily potty trained girls. She loves growing out of things, or discovering things she no longer needs (like diapers, pull-ups and the little potty!) and always wants to give them to baby Ella Bella across the street. She’s caring, empathetic and sweet – an absolute joy to be around.
Three year old stats:
28 lbs (25th percentile)
37.5 inches tall (55th percentile)
(M’s three year stats are here)
We’ve had no snow yet this year, but then got the top part of a bad storm scheduled to arrive the night of her birthday party. We ended up postponing the party. Even though we only got a few inches, I think we were all happy to have a pajama day and not worry about traveling to the party.
We held the party at Build a Bear and invited four friends. Then we had pizza and cupcakes. It was a perfect low key birthday party. S was a little slow getting into because she was still tired from her nap (had to wake her to leave for the party). And we found out later that night that she most likely had a fever too. She spiked a 104 fever that night and spent her actual birthday home sick from school. On Wednesday, we celebrated her birthday at school. Since M’s birthday is in the summer, I had never participated in a school birthday. It was super cute. She walked once around the globe for each of her years and the class sung a super cute song. She showed a photo for each year and then I read her favorite book to the class. So fun!
For her birthday at home, she requested homemade pizza by R and cake. It was low key and awesome.