What is it about pregnancy that makes me SO klutzy? I can totally understand running my ever growing stomach into things. That is moving and changing every day. But my elbows? Same place they were 2 months ago. Shins? Haven't moved since I stopped growing. The number of bruises on my appendages, is pretty intense. And I never have a good story to go with them. "Oh, that one? That is where I hit the door frame cause I have no idea where my body is anymore." Yeah, pretty lame.
In other news: #1 has her first birthday on Saturday! It was this Thursday last year that I was finally able to meet her. What a sweet girl! And I have been AMAZED how much she has changed in the past week. She is so close to walking. She is also just seeming much more mature. It is like something just switched on in her comprehension center. Now when I take her empty cup and tell her that I am going to give her more, she doesn't scream, she just looks at me excitedly. It is quite wonderful. She is also exploring the option of pushing boundries. As bad as it is, it just makes me laugh when I tell her no, and she gets a big smile and moves to do it all again. I'm having to work very hard on my serious face. Her giggles may be cute, but we do need to learn here. But it's so hard to be serious with that sweet smile and laugh! She is also finally sleeping for longer stretches through the night. I think with all of the craziness of our life she has had a really hard time. This has been evident in her sleep. It has not been uncommon for her to wake up every 2-3 hours. That is way to often for a one year old. But this past week she is normally waking up once around midnight and again around seven. (Most people would count waking up at 7 as morning, but she is still tired and with a little coaxing will go back to sleep.) Naps still leave something to be desired, but I blame that on all of the random people stopping by my apartment. Seriously, friends. You do not need to beat down my door. And your knack for stopping by approximately 3 minutes after my daughter falls asleep would be laughable if it wasn't so darn inconvenient.
Anyway, life is good. But I better run. #1 is chewing on the coffee table again. "Dear, you aren't a beaver. If you're hungry, I'm happy to get you some food!"