Reagan must be going through a growth spurt, because she has been eating a ton lately. For toddlers, eating is usually sporadic--eat everything at one meal, nothing at the next. But she has been eating consistently for several days now. Yesterday, for lunch, she had two pickle spears (that's half a cucumber!) and a cheese sandwich. When she was finished, she asked for another pickle! (I didn't give it to her. I figure, two pickles is enough for any not-yet-two-year-old.) As I was putting her down for her nap, she said, "Hungry." I decided she was probably trying to stall, so I just ignored her. However, her first word upon waking was, "Snack."
In addition to her recent eating habits, her sleeping habits have been odd. After we got back from vacation, she actually cried a few nights in a row when we put her to bed. (Reagan is one of those kids who usually can be put down completely awake and not make a peep about it.) But then, last night, she tried to put herself to bed! Without a word, she walked up the stairs, into he room, and started trying to climb into her crib. Needless to say, we kissed her goodnight and lifted her into the crib. Too bad she doesn't do that every night!