Monday, February 21, 2011

bits

I'm way overdue for an update, so here you go! In bullet form:

  • I had an appointment February 10 (see, overdue update!) to check on Baby J. All was well thankfully, it was a quick and easy appointment. His heart was lub-dubbing away at 140ish beats a minute. The next appointment is March 10, and I have the 1 hour glucose tolerance test. So there's a yummy bottle of glucose goo chilling in my fridge in anticipation of that appointment. (I lie, it's not yummy.) He's super active in there. Brecken was the laziest baby in utero, I remember having to poke and prod him if it'd been too long since he moved, and that only worked half the time. This kiddo starts kicking the moment I think about him, wondering if he's awake or asleep.
  • The floating baby on the sidebar over there << says 103 days to go. Um whoa.
  • We're T-11 days until B's 2nd birthday. I'm so loving having a two year old, but a leetle sad that my one year old is vanishing.
  • Thank you for the potty advice from my post earlier this month. We're making progress for sure. Still definitely letting him take the lead, but so far so good!
  • I'm having pregnancy-induced writers block...so I guess that's all for now, but I'm hitting publish or it'll be another two weeks with no post. xoxo

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    toddler tmi

    During my bi-weekly shopping stock-up trip this week, I bought two items that seemed so funny sitting next to each other in my cart - a box of diapers and a potty seat.

    Wait, first I have to share with you moms something that a good friend tipped me off to - omg I looooove Parent's Choice diapers from Wal-Mart. Like love them better than Pampers or Huggies. a) They're super soft and not all crinkly papery like some other cheapies. b) They're amazingly absorbent - even if it's a super soaker overnight diaper. c) We've literally not had a single blowout or leak in the few months we've been using them. That is all, I just can't keep the goodness to myself. :)

    Anyway... the potty seat. Brecken seems to be delving into this potty training world wayyyy before Joey and I were ready. The blessing and curse of his room at daycare is that they have a bathroom attached. His room is 18mo - 3 year olds, so when the older potty trained kiddos start to cycle through their bathroom time, his teachers tell me it's a "social event" in their room, and the littler ones want to take their turn sitting on the pot too.

    Which is super... except B actually pees on the potty every day at school. So we're supposed to be "encouraging" at home. So we've started asking him 493 times a day if he'd like to sit on the potty and are always met with a cute but firm "noooo".

    I so don't want to push him at this point, nor do I want to start any kind of formal potty training routine. He's not really showing all those signs of readiness that every potty training site and book talk about. He'll tell us "I poot" about 75% of the time he has #2, but never before. And I don't think he knows what pee is, other than the part where he does it at school. (Ack, I wish I was a fly on the wall so I knew if he knew what he was doing!)

    Anyway, I do want to know how we can be encouraging at home - any ideas? Is it asking a certain way? At a certain time of day? Or just plopping him on it at certain times? Should we talk about certain things with him? HALP!