This kid seriously loves a bath. Today I was sitting on the floor in one of our rooms and she pointed into the other room. When I didn't budge, she grabbed my hand and dragged me in. She marched me to the bathroom, pushed me in, shut the door behind us, and turned on the tub. We had The Thundercloud Face when I turned it off and told her it was nap time, not bath time.
Tonight was her first two-word sentence -- well, the first one we can pinpoint, anyway. She does a lot of toddler babbling, and says individual words, but tonight she looked over at Olivia and said "hiiiiii, jie jie!" First of all, who knew she knew the word "hi?" Second of all, Olivia was so excited she nearly vibrated. This kind of stuff makes up for all those "mooooooommmmmmm, she just dropped my Kindle in the bathroooooooooom!" moments.
Three-hour nap today. Shockingly, this was the crankiest she's been at dinner yet. Perhaps we should have woken her up earlier. I tried that yesterday, when I wanted to take the girls to the playground to no shot birdies, but it took some serious effort. I picked her up out of the crib... nothing. I sat her upright... nothing. I said "Beatrix... Beatrix Nan Yu" over and over while tickling her chin and face. STILL nothing. Olivia tickled her stomach. STILL asleep. You all, she slept through all of that crap for a full 15 minutes before waking up. You know what this means, right? She will never, ever, ever sleep again once we get on that plane heading back to the US.
I have never seen a kid happier to brush her teeth. "Shua ya," we'll say and she runs into the bathroom with a big smile on her face, grabs her toothbrush, and crams it into that mouth. Next up: Flossing.
Potty training is hit or miss. She's been waking up dry in the mornings and using the potty, and will often use it during the day, but because we're not always in the room, she still uses her Pull Ups every so often. I hate that we've undone what her foster family and the SWI have already done, but until we're home, it's just super hard. Seriously... trying to maintain potty training with squatty potties and a child afraid of western toilets is beyond my capabilities right now.