Monday, February 12, 2007

Here they are....

Cute Niblet stories!

Niblet was with us this weekend for a bit, including an overnight. We haven't seen her in 3 weeks and WOW did she mature! She's way more interested in looking at the actual pages of books (instead of just listening to the story and flipping the pages as quickly as possible).

Two of her new words this time?
"Oh ge ga!" (translation: Oh my god!)

She's still the kissingest, cuddliest kid on the planet. You ask for a kiss and she puckers up and plants one on you, complete with kissing noises ("mwah!")

And, as I predicted, she is full-on into "NO!"
As of last time we saw her, she would say "no" when she was about to do a "no-no" thing and she would shake her head when she didn't want something. Now she knows she can say NO and she says it!
Of course, she doesn't always mean it. She just really likes the way it sounds.

Luckily for her, one of her favorite books has the word "No!" in it. She already has a few parts of the book that she "reads along" with, and now she's added this part. She loves it.
Reader: "Shall we stay in and play?"
Niblet: "NOOOO!"
Reader: "No! It's sunny outside, follow me!"

A lot of things have been clicking for her, language-wise, it seems. I'm totally psyched for her to learn more words and be able to communicate with us even more.

She has matured a lot in other respects, as well. I don't know if it was the 3-week-lapse or what, but she no longer freaks out when one of us leaves the room. Or even if we both leave the room. We're even working on getting her to sleep through the night for us, and our first night went very well!

I really think that it just takes a long time for a child to adjust to a transition like she had. She's 20 months old and she's only been back home since October. It's definitely a good thing that we're still in her life (she was sooo excited to see us), but I think there was a lot of confusion in her little brain. It's not suprising that, on some level, it freaked her out whenever we left the room. Of course, she was like that before she started transitioning home, soooo.....

More likely, her parents took a harder line on that kind of behavior and ended up teaching her that the world won't collapse if your caretaker pees alone. We were the suckers who would continue to take her in with us, so she helped herself to our hospitality for as long as she could.

Either way, I'm glad that she's so secure in her world. She's growing up, but the same smart, loving, strong personality is still there.


Gawdessness said...

yay! good stories!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad to hear about Niblet's progress. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

Hi all, This is Dreammommy's sister. Princess was rushed to the hospital around noon today (2-13). She had quit breathing at the daycare and they immediately started CPR and called an ambulance. She was taken to the hospital near the house where they stabilized her and then air med took her to N.O. hospital. On the way there, they struggled to keep her alive. As of about 3:45pm princess arrived at the N.O. Hospital. I do not have anymore info at this time, but it looks like she may not make it. Please say some prayers for princess and my sis and brother in law. I will try to keep y'all updated.

Julie said...

Yea for Niblet Stories! What a cutie! Sounds like she is doing well and adjusting. I am so glad you get to see her and spend a good chunk of time with her- I am sure that helps!

A Special Family said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the link. I will look for it this weekend!!!

Amanda said...

Hey -

Thanks for the comment on my adoptions post. I totally agree that most birthmoms aren't in it for the money, and I was really surprised to hear the facilitator imply that mean of them are...

I would really be interested in hearing more about your agency... can you email me at ladyjane1202@yahoodotcom?

Thanks much!

Maggie said...

I'm so happy to hear how well Niblet is doing!