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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Potty Training-Fun. Fun. :p

So, all my girls have always given me this "1 week window" to potty train. My twins showed extreme readiness around 18 months. I had nothing else to do really, so...2 potty seats were bought, and in a week..viola, potty trained twins. Well. Not that easy. But you get the idea ;) Audrey, my third born, she also hit that 1 week window at around 18 months...but because she had a baby sister who was 4 months old, and I was breastfeeding like a mad woman, I just didn't want to take on potty training! After that 1 week window, she lost all interest in running to the toilet with mommy, and getting new undies. It had lost it's appeal. She is 2.5 now, and although she is somewhat potty trained...it's still a 50/50 chance of her making it to the toilet. I know lil ones will have accidents, but she has just no desire to even make it to the toilet :p SOOO, Alexis, who will be 18 months soon, is in her 1 week window of readiness! She beams with excitement when I say "oh hurry, mommy has to go potty, lets go!!"....she is in love with her undies and her potty seat. Yesterday was day 1...which consisted of her running around nakey butt, and me watching that lil bare bottom like a hawk...just waiting for leaks to spring haha Everytime she peed, I would rush the toilet to her "potty, potty, seeeee, potty". So, this morning, diaper came off, and I reminded her, potty goes in toilet. That child has a bladder like no other girl I know though...I kept offering liquids (more liquid, means...more pee...means...more opportunities!). So...she stayed dry, ALL morning! And just as I thought, "I need to make lunch", she pees. Ug. So...we cleaned up the "mess, oh no, mess". And I start up the liquid routine again. Still. nothing. 5pm. Time for dinner....and...yep...missed it AGAIN! Just as I was thinking, maybe she's not ready (I think this everytime too haha), she grabs herself, grunts....and sits on the potty seat. And yay. our first success of the day! haha Poor thing, she wasn't as ecstatic as I was about showing her poo in a bowl to everyone in the house, making them clap haha.

So, tomorrow is Day 3. Having done this 3x before, I have almost a detailed chart of what will happen next. Day 3 and 4 are usually bad and messy. I just have to stick it out til that Day 5 when it clicks! HOWever, non of my kids have pooped on day 2..always day 4, lol so maybe ...we will be lucky this time? :)

Well...my kiddos want to go outside...to I'm off to the great outdoors....carrying my potty seat with me. :p

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm picking up the ole' blogging again :)

Soooo....been awhile! I could write an epic on my new business, how it got started, plans, dreams, etc. But ...don't want to hehe. This is my "mommy place" =)
So, to recap...the twins are 7 now, little Audrey, is not so little wearing 4-5T clothes and will be turning 3 in September! And my baby, my sweet last lil baby, is now almost 18 months soon! I am VERY proud of myself (and her!) that we made it to 15 months breastfeeding! Was hoping to make it to two, but she was done...I wasn't. lol I cried like a baby the first 2 weeks :( There are so many books about "how to wean baby" and make it "easier for baby"...but there aren't any that I'm aware of that talk about babies weaning their mommies off of the cuddle time! Yes...I have become quite the softy with each kiddo!
We are finishing up 2nd grade with K12, and if all continues to go as planned, will be done end of May! Then going to start Abeka Video Academy this fall- cannot believe the girls will start THIRD grade! It's so strange to have daughters this age. I remember having boyfriends at 7...I remember all my friends! What I enjoyed playing, the "crazy talk" me and my sisters had. It's just...neat, to hear those two whisper stories to eachother all the time, and a lil scary that half the time it IS about boys and "when I get boobs like mommy" haha! Sometimes, I feel like all I do, all day long, is get on to them about back talking, not picking up, and aggravating their sisters...but at the end of the day, and in the bigger picture, I have some wonderful young ladies that have incredible personalities! It's what I console myself with at the end of the day anyway :p

We (well, Michael) plowed up our garden plot for this summer...so yes, the "Dreaded" gardening process has begun! I love gardening...I loved having fresh, organic produce from our garden in our freezer all winter....but a large garden is like a newborn baby. You love them...but it's the day to day work involved that gets tiring! So, we will be spending the weekend ...planting those little seeds! I'm excited that this year, Alexis is a "toddler" now, and can entertain herself playing in the dirt. Last year it was difficult to garden with a 6 mo old...who..wanted to just eat the dirt.

That's pretty much it for now! I am really hoping to get back into the groove of updating this =)