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Friday, April 23, 2010

Thought I'd never see the day

Something miraculous has been happening in our house for almost the past month now. I've been extremely hesitant to say anything because, well, I just didn't want to jinx it.

While Gramma and Pop-pop were still here and I was visiting hubby in Fort Leonardwood, Missouri last month, Little Man became a Big Boy and started peeing in the potty!

Not just the little potty that you dump the pee into the toilet after they have gone, but the big kid potty!

How'd Gramma do it? She told him to make the water wiggle. Then, when he finally let go, he looked up at Gramma and stated, "Just like Daddy, Gramma?"

So we've been following through with this every morning and then throughout the day instead of asking we tell him, "Let's go try to potty." I'll go in with him, bring over the step stool, help lift the seat, pull his pants and pull-up down and congratulate him on a job well done.

The other day, he kicked me out of the bathroom. Said, "I do it on my own, Mom. Get out." He did everything on his own. Pulled down and up his pull-up and pants, flushed the toilet, and wash his hands. Now he does it all on his own, with a little reminder from me every once in awhile, but that's ok.

I never thought I would see this day. I'm a proud Momma.

Now we just need to work on #2 on the potty.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Got my back, Mom?

There is one piece of baby equipment that I absolutely love. The exersaucer. If you aren't familiar with these, they are basically a stationary play seat for your child to be entertained while you are conducting other business in the house (ie dishes, laundry, cooking). Some are elaborate bouncer seats while some are just seats that spin when the baby turns. Some have an array of entertainment for the child to stay busy while others are ho hum.

The only bad thing about these? When your child poops while sitting in them and continues to bounce and play.... the poop goes up his back. He tries to tell me, but sometimes I just don't listen.

That'll teach me.

P.S. I've been having some crazy comments in a completely different language, so I've placed a comment moderation on the blog. I'll just have to approve what you say before you see, but please don't let that stop you from saying hi.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

On our own

After six months, Pop-pop has finally returned to the west coast. He hates good-byes, so we made sure to make them short and sweet at the airport. LMA was relatively good about the entire process of saying good-bye. Probably because he knows that Gramma and Pop-pop will be back in only 6 short weeks.

It's hard to believe that he has been here every step of the way over the past six months. He has been able to watch BBZ go from being nursed to getting strictly bottles. He's been here to watch him go from detesting baths to taking one everyday with LMA. He has been able to see every milestone along the way. From his first smile to his first taste of baby cereal.

He's also been able to see LMA and his many mood changes. But he's also been here when we changed him into a big boy bed and then just last week to his own big boy room.

I know I've driven him crazy along the way and I would be lying if I didn't say the same, but when hubby couldn't be here to help with the boys, my dad was here. He helped clean and of course cook. He helped with baths and the night time routine. But most importantly, he helped me stay somewhat sane through the entire process while hubby was gone.

Thanks, Dad. We know you are always a phone call away. And don't forget to bring the duct tape. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Another month gone by

I can't believe BBZ is 6 months old today. It seems like not too long ago I was complaining about being pregnant, then frustrated about nursing, trying to figure out how to juggle two kids, and wondering if it was time to wean BBZ.

And oh, what a difference a month can make. We finally got BBZ to stop eating so much at night. He would snack most of the day and then have an eating fest starting at 9pm -8am. Now he is sleeping 8-9 hours at night, from 9:30pm -5:30am. I'll give him just a few ounces to hold him over, then he'll go back to sleep until 8am or so. Just in time for LMA to get up for the day.

Not only that we've started to feed him cereal and other solids. He's already picked out a favorite fruit as well: Bananas and graham crackers!

I also wanted to share some fantastic photos taken by Uncle Carl (whom has already blogged about it I'm sure). LMA had a photo shoot at the exact same age. It's amazing the similarity of LMA and BBZ at this age (wish I could find the photo to show you).

Look at these boys. This is why it is all worth while. It's hard to image my life without them. Although it would be a little less stressful at time, but what would be the fun in that?

P.S. And if you're wondering what's going on with the move.... it's no more. Hubby was able to find a position at a nearby unit. Unfortunately, it's not that nearby. Like close to 2 hours of commuting some days. Not sure how long he'll be able to hold out, so we may look into moving closer later in the year when things are more stable.