Friday 30 November 2007

To Grandmother's house we go...

We're heading off to visit Grandma and Grandpa for a few days. Maybe we'll even squeeze in a visit to the jolly ol' fat man, too!

Wednesday 28 November 2007

From elation to frustration

If you read my previous post, you know what the elation was about. Well, later today I had to clean up poopy undies again.... Oh well. Two steps forward, one step back.... One day it will all be over. She's going up too fast!! Although I won't miss cleaning dirty undies, I sure will miss my baby girl. (I just have to keep telling myself to enjoy this while it lasts.)

And Zach's been sleeping, too

By the way, Zachary has been sleeping through the night for about a week and a half now. (With the odd time here and there where we might have to stick a soother in his pie-hole.)

We're having a Poopy Party!!

Yay! Yay! Oh, and did I say YAY!! Alex pooped on the potty! On her own! With no coaxing from me! She came over to me carrying the little pot and there it was. She was so proud! (She was going commando while she was playing. I'm sure that helped!) So tonight we are going to meet Lilly (and her Mommy and Daddy) and have Alexandria's "ice cream poopy party" at Dairy Queen.

(If someone had told me 10 years ago I would ever be this excited over poop - and not even my own - I would have thought they were crazy....)

Wednesday 21 November 2007

The "Yay" Day took a soggy turn.....

When I went to take Alex to the potty (right after my last post) it was too late. She said "I just peed". The potty lid was up, so I got excited that she peed in there. Nope. No pee in the potty. She was wet. So was the floor. The carpeted floor. Oh well. So it goes.....

It's a Yay Day

Yay! Zach slept through the night again last night! Two nights in a row!! *fingers crossed*

Yay! We're back with our T.O. doctor. Turns out they never received a transfer request anyway, so we're still on her patient roster. And we don't have to worry about transferring our records back. (Although I do have to go and get the kids' immunization records back from the doctor we're leaving..... Awkward....)

Yay! Alexandria ALMOST made it to the potty herself - without being told to go. She was at playgroup and went into the bathroom on her own and was putting the potty seat on when the floodgates opened up. Even though it ended with soggy clothes (and socks and shoes...) it was still a big step in the right direction.

Speaking of the potty, it's time a get her on the pot again now. Bye!

Tuesday 20 November 2007

Zach Update

We had our "6 month" appointment today (although he'll be 7 months tomorrow!). He got his shots, poor babe. He now weighs 6.6 kg - or 14 1/2 lbs. He's gone up, but he's dropped percentiles, so we go back in a little over a month to check in again. We're actually hoping to get back in with our doc in T.O. Jean-Paul and I are on the same page on this one. We're not really happy with our new doctor and we LOVED our old one. Hopefully she can take us back - although that does mean driving to Toronto for appointments....

I knew I was done when...

... I started arguing with a pillow. Yes. I argued with a pillow and the pillow won. Sad.

I have absolutely no reason to be this tired today. Zachary slept through the night last night! He finished his last nursing around 10pm, went down and stayed down until about 7:30. (Jean-Paul had to stick the soother in once). Not bad at all.

And Alex is doing really well on the no-pee-accidents front. As for the poop..... Still cleaning that out of her clothes about every other day. She's not even waiting for her "night-time" diaper anymore.... I'm trying to find the right balance between not being upset with her, but not making it an enjoyable experience for her either....

Friday 16 November 2007

Zach enjoying his Bumbo seat


Thursday 15 November 2007

Good news and bad news

Well. Alexandria has gone close to week with no pee accidents. She still doesn't tell us she has to go, but we're pretty consistent with putting her on.

The last time she pooped was Sunday... Today's Thursday... That's a long time!
The good news? She finally went poop today.
The bad news? Guess.....

Monday 12 November 2007

3 days, 4 holes and 1 smart-ass response

We've now gone 3 days in underwear with NO accidents! Yay! (Still no #2 in the pot, yet, but it's a good start!) It's been over a full week in undies and Alex is doing pretty well. She's still not at the point where she tells us she has to go, we just keep putting her on, but she'll get there. (Somehow I don't think I'll be interrupting her Algebra class in high school asking her if she has to go potty).

Zachary was discovering (and in some cases rediscovering) the orifices in his face today. First it was nose, mouth, nose, mouth, nose, mouth a few times. Then he stuck his finger in his ear, tried to stick his finger in his eye and then decided his nose was the best one for now.

As for the smart-ass response? That didn't come from Jean-Paul. Alexandria is getting pretty good! She wanted to watch a Blue's Room DVD and I said "A little later." She paused and then replied, "A lot now." Gotta love her!

Friday 9 November 2007

This is SOOOOOO not fun!!

Two accidents (so far!) today. The first one I discovered by sitting in the wet spot on the playroom floor.... On the upside maybe Max won't pee there anymore!!

Second one wafted.... I am getting so tired of cleaning sh!t from underwear, pants and little girls!!

(Doesn't help that I'm still sick and would just like to nap! And that Jean-Paul is out all day and all night working today.....)

Thursday 8 November 2007

Today's Potty Play-by-Play

Alexandria: I have a poop in my diaper.
Mommy: But you're not wearing a diaper.....

Wednesday 7 November 2007

Back to the undies...

Alexandria decided to go back to underwear on Monday. I think she thought that once she peed, etc in her undies that they got tossed out - just like diapers do. So it was upsetting to her to think her My Little Pony underwear was gone. I had an idea that was the reason, so I had her help me with the laundry on the weekend. I made sure she got to take her underwear from the washer and put it in the dryer. When she saw the undies she said, "My underwear!". I explained that we wash those just like any other clothes. That night she thought she'd wear the undies to bed. She was told once she starts waking up with a dry diaper, she can wear them to bed, too.

So, anyway, Monday. She went to Fran's (daycare). No accidents! Tuesday. Went to Fran's. One accident (at naptime on Fran's duvet - sorry, Fran!). We'll see how today goes. The next big step will be getting her to go #2, too. She's been bribed with going to the store to buy more My Little Pony undies if she does.

That's the play-by-play on our toilet training adventure - or sorry, toilet "learning" as we're now supposed to refer to it!

Tuesday 6 November 2007

Maybe it's a mom thing..

..but I think Alex's artwork is pretty impressive for her age! She's come a long way in a very short time with her drawings. This picture is of a turtle (with no shell, apparently) and a fish. She's getting really good at faces, too.

Nooooooo!! Say it ain't s(n)o(w)!!

Yup.... it's the white stuff..

Saturday 3 November 2007

Today I learned that blue is the hardest marker colour to remove

I was sitting in the office and she was just outside in the playroom colouring. I could see her, but not what she was colouring. I'd look out and see the she was still sitting there, colouring away. When I went out to see what she was making, this is what I saw :0 !!

Friday 2 November 2007

A Zach update - This little piggy!!

The food is going better. He's getting the concept now. He still likes to hold something in his hand while he's eating, but it doesn't have to be in his mouth the whole time. (That was making feeding him a bit tricky!). He's actually opening his mouth when the spoon comes. He's leaning into the food to say "more". He's eating a lot at one time. He'll polish off a whole jar no problem!! Now if we can just get him to sleep through the night!!!!!He's definitely got some mobility now, too. (I'll post the video later). He can get up on all fours - with his head UP now, not buried into the floor! But when he tries to move from that position he goes backward. He's doing the "wounded soldier" and dragging himself forward. He'll actually push something away to chase it. It's cute. He's pretty proud of himself.

I think he knows the difference between the animals on his border, too. Ask him where the zebra is and he'll look right at it and touch it. Then smile his "I'm so smart"-proud-of-himself smile. Too, too cute!

Our Little Triceratops

Getting the hang of it. (Didn't take long, of course!!)
Not too sure about this house!
Look at all that loot!!

This is how excited she WAS about the underwear...

This was on Hallowe'en (after the trick-or-treating was done).

A swing and a miss

Well. We're back to diapers today....

I think the fact that Alexandria is sick is not helping. She's feeling like crap and I don't think she wants to take on this big thing. This morning we took her into the bathroom for her morning pee and she didn't want to. We told her to try and she sat down. Then she just started to bawl because she didn't want to go. She didn't want to wear underwear.

So instead of this being a huge battle (that she will win) we decided to let her go back to diapers and told her to let us know when she wanted to wear her My Little Pony and Dora underwear again.....

She's not going to go to high school wearing diapers..... right?

Thursday 1 November 2007

It didn't go quite as well as we'd hoped...

... but it's a start. Today was Alexandria's first day in "big girl underwear". My Little Pony underwear to be precise. The morning went fine. Lunchtime went fine. We were at the mall with the Paterson's for lunch and we spent some extra time in the mall afterwards. While in WalMart, I notices Alex was starting to walk funny. She had peed. So, off to the washroom to change. We changed her undies, pants and even socks..... Later in the afternoon she was busy playing when an aroma started wafting.... THAT was not a fun change!! (We're down one pair of underwear... It wasn't worth saving....) The after nap pee made it into the potty, but the after supper one didn't.

So, we're 2 for 5 today.... We hope tomorrow will be better!!