Friday, March 19, 2010

Elsie's Got Skillz

Elsie rolled over today! Yeah!

In other news: we're having to go through a little bit of a sickness detox with Abigail's behavior now. She was used to getting certain things because she was sick and that's not going to fly now. For example:

1) She is going to eat in her high chair. If she doesn't want to eat, I let her down but if she asks to eat more later, we're going to eat the food I already made . . . in her high chair.

When she was sick I fed her wherever she would eat. Laying in my arms, on the couch, in our bed, etc. We're having to get back into a good routine with her eating.

2) She is going to eat what I made. . . not just macaroni and cheese.

Her appetite is much better now but she still prefers only to eat Macaroni and Cheese (homemade with whole wheat pasta and real cheese) but she can't always eat that. I actually fed her Easy Mac (oh the horrors) in the hospital because that was all she would eat. How are kids supposed to get better eating that junk?!

3) She can't have paci's whenever she wants.

When she was sick, I let her have a paci whenever just because she was so miserable (note the ER pictures!). It's back to the regular routine of having paci's only in bed.

4) She needs to continue to work in her patience and listening.

For the most part, she does a remarkable job of listening to me, if I make my wishes known to her (put down the camera and do not pick it up again - for example) but wanting to be picked up while I'm making lunch or changing the TV channel when she doesn't want me to is now getting big reactions from her because when she was sick, I pretty much did whatever she wanted! :)


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need to get dad and Brett to read the "virtues for toddlers" again to her. :) I suppose it would be hard having someone tell you what to do all the time.

Aunt Jenny

Anonymous said...

Weird, I'm not sure why my last post didn't post. Anyhow, I think you need to get dad and Brett to read "virtues for toddlers" again to her. :)

Aunt Jenny

ginabnina said...

We're going through the same thing with Lily. (She had a very yucky infrection and was on antibiotics for just over three weeks. She's finally better now.) We're working on undoing all of the "Brat Training" that took place over those sick weeks. Best of luck to you!!