Monday, September 03, 2007

Small Change

A powerful thing happened here this weekend. My first born decided she would no longer wear a diaper at night. This came the night before visiting my parent's house and lets just say that my mom was nervous about the idea. I reluctantly put a diaper back on her the first night of our stay. She got up several times before finally falling asleep at ten and when I went to bed at eleven (why do we not have to sense to go to bed earlier?) I debated getting her up to go but decided to let her sleep instead. I had no idea how this strategy would work but wouldn't you know it she got up at three in the morning on her own. My mom got up to assist her and I came along a short while later to get her into bed and was about to put her diaper back on when my mom (who was so proud of her first grandchild) stopped me and said, "any little girl who gets up at three to pee doesn't need to wear a diaper." And with that my little girl, bolstered by her nana's confidence in her, hasn't looked back. It may take me some time to recover from this major milestone. It is like she has shed the last remnants of her babyhood. Needless to say I am very proud but also very emotional about this "small change".

I do have more knitting to report, because I finished a sock for daughter two. My favourite thing about sock knitting is just before the toe is stitched it looks as though a lone sock just magically appeared on the needles. Like Natalie would say, voodoo magic—I like that analogy.

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Labour Day weekend.

7 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

oh....good for her! that really is a major milestone....i remember it so well.....what a BIG girl!

Natalie said...

Congrats to both of you on the diaper deal.

Yarnhog said...

Oh, congratulations! My life changed forever when I got the youngest out of diapers. No diaper bag, so no stroller, no changes of clothes every time I walk out the door, no astronomical diaper bills...It's good. Really. You'll see. Even having one out of diapers is a huge help.

Romi said...

That's wonderful! Such a big milestone. :)

So Much Fun said...

Oh Sarah! I have no idea about these baby milestones (yet), and their significance, but your post gave me chills, how special, and what a lovely nana!
xoxoxo,
Sabrina

The_Add_Knitter said...

She's a big girl now I guess....I know it's hard. My daughter just began junior high and I can't deal at all!

cheryl said...

I love that she decided when she was ready. Congrats! and congrats on the socks as well - they look so comfy.
I'm glad you like the quilt cards as well - thanks for the comment.