In other news, upon expressing my concerns of frequent Braxton-Hicks contractions to my doctor he said "I'm not worried about lots of contractions. You're 34 weeks. If the baby started coming, we wouldn't stop it." To which I replied, "Not! This baby will not come for another month and a half. I am NOT ready!" He just laughed. But I'm serious. No babies. I'll put myself on bedrest, laying upside-down if I have to. (Don't anyone else get your hopes up either. He really just thinks my uterus is priming up more effectively than last time. Keep it up cervix, hold that baby in 'til Spring Break!)
In other news, I took Ella grocery shopping while wearing big girl underwear. (Both of us were, actually. But it was only a new experience for one of us.) Granted, she "went" right before we left the house so it wasn't a big risk... but you gotta start somewhere, right? We've been potty-learning at home for about a month and a half-- so it's fun to take this new step. I still don't anticipate her being fully trained for a while. I initiate "going" about 70% of the time. But she's definitely on the right track.
And yes, I do let her stand on the dishwasher door. How else would she reach the top shelf?