we had a milestone in our house yesterday. rachel is officially getting herself dressed and undressed now. i haven't dressed my daughter in a full day and a half. yesterday morning she announced to me that she wanted to "get dressed all by herself." of course i said she could, but i fully expected her to come to me a minute later all tangled up in her sleeves with the shirt stuck over her head, her legs both in the same pant leg, and a sock on her ear.
but she didn't.
she came out fully dressed and i only had to untwist her pants a little.
last night at bedtime i wondered if she would actually accomplish it again. i simply said, "rachel, go get your pjs on." i didn't even get them out for her. she did it. well, i had to help her out of her shirt b/c it's a little small, but that's it. she actually told me "please close the door and go away so i can get dressed."
and again this morning, i put her daytime clothes on her bed for her. she politely asked me to "go away" and emerged a couple minutes later ready for the day... with her shirt on backwards. but hey. it happens to the best of us.
the baby is officially gone.