Thursday, November 20, 2008

All Done

This is Hannah doing her "All Done " sign!

We have entered a new stage in life and it is bittersweet. My baby is definitely not a baby anymore. It is amazing. Just 13 months ago she was just a little bundle who didn’t do much but eat, sleep and poop. Now she is walking, talking and full of curiosity. She is her own little person.

As a step into toddler hood, I decided to pack up the bottles. Hannah hasn’t used a bottle in a couple weeks and she doesn’t seem to miss it. I decided to stop using bottles a couple weeks ago after talking to a friend who is a pedialdontic (kid’s dentist) assistant. She told me about a couple kids she had worked on that day. She didn’t know I still used a bottle; she was just sharing about her day. It was sad. They did a root canal on a 2.5 year old who still drank out of a bottle. Her teeth were rotting because of the bottle. Sadness…

This encouraged me to take the leap. We had been doing bottles only morning and night and I thought it would be hard for her to give those up, but it really wasn’t. I think I cared more about it than she did, I liked that time of closeness. Hannah didn’t seem to mind at all. Instead of a bottle I give her a sippy cup now and we still cuddle while she drinks her milk.

She is such a big girl now, next thing I know she will be off to school.

7 comments:

David, Jenn, and Abby said...

She is getting so big! What a cutie!!

sixwickerts said...

I am so sad that we are no longer on your list of favorite people :( What did we do?

matt duval said...

She's so adorable, Kristi! Enjoy these times while they last....kids grow up so quickly!

Clint, Tanya, and Dane said...

The time seems to fly by so quickly... Before I know it Dane will be at that stage... Holy cow where does the time go?
Hannah is sure a cutie pie! Can't wait for her and Dane to meet!

Matt Caren Meadow Logan Brennen Doh! said...

It's been fun to see her personality grow! I like your new blog!

Mark said...

Alright! Now it is time for some new pics, there is so much being missed, by those of us who don't get to see her everyday or so ;o(
I already have the "all done" one as my computer wallpaper so how about some more? PLEASE!!!!!!!
Love you guys! (sorry for the whiny withdrawal rant)

Sarah Jane M said...

She is so stinking cute! We just ditched the bottle cuddle too. Soph does not care nearly as much as I do. We have a new blog now if you want to read our one post :).