We're holding firm that Middie Biddie has to use the word for something before she gets it. Of course we only do this for objects that we know she firmly knows the word for.
It's been rough but I think we're on the right path. Just yesterday when I blogged about starting this, the tantrum and whining for bubbles lasted 45 minutes before I could coax out any utterance that sounded like "bubbles". Today, about 5 minutes. She would either finally say it, or she would get sick of whining and go do something else.
At one point I was chatting on the phone with my mom while Middie Biddie danced on the couch around me and I heard "bubble?" Boom! "You want bubbles? Ok, let's do bubbles! Sorry Mom, gotta go, she asked for bubbles!"
She also asked for "jungle gym" which means climbing on me and then diving over my shoulder while I sit on the couch.
So, yeah. I wasn't expecting this much progress this quickly. I'm sure there's a whole lot more struggle ahead of me, but my afternoon wasn't nearly as rough today as it was yesterday.
Now if only we could fix her sleep issues. She's waking up every night around 2am and isn't able to get back to sleep. Last night I brought her into our bed and she actually went right to sleep. Normally when I try this it's a disaster because she'll lie down for about 15 minutes and then get excited and try to start wrestling around the bed, then we get fed up, put her back into her crib and listen to her scream for an hour before she passes out. But last night she snuggled in and fell asleep.
Anyone have any ideas as to why she's waking up every night? I don't think it's night terrors because she's perfectly consolable. She just sits up, cries, if we go in to check her diaper or rock her, she's perfectly happy until we put her back in the crib again. It's pretty much guaranteed that she will spend 60-90 minutes crying before falling asleep whether we don't go in at all, or whether we rock her for an hour solid before putting her back down.
We're getting tired around here.
I know it's been all about Middie Biddie lately, so here's a couple of adorable pictures of Teeny Tiny. I do pay attention to her too!