So my month of thankfulness posts is over and from what I can tell by my readership stats, it wasn’t a big hit! Lol
It was good for me to spend the month reflecting on all that I have to be grateful for. I originally planned to post every single day as a kind of “undercover” commitment to NaBloPoMo but it just didn’t happen so I’m glad I didn’t make some grandiose promise of daily posting up front.
No one needs to hear me apologizing up and down like I did with my very embarrassing Weigh-In Wednesday series. My sister and I crack up regularly about what a flop that was!
But now I’m back to regular ramblings and I’m kind of relieved. There will be lots that I want to capture this month and it will be nice to just spill it out.
Baby girl #2 is due in only 27 days! I can hardly believe it.
I’m starting to get really uncomfortable, so I’ve transitioned from worrying about life with 2 littles to just wanting her out and figuring it may be tiring but at least I won’t be so dang uncomfortable.
I could eat those words when the time comes, but for now I’m glad to be less anxious about having a newborn around.
Grace is growing up by the second! Her communication and imagination skills have surged in the past few weeks. I love to listen to her playing with her toys and it blows my mind when she pretends about things like “the woods” and “the garden” even though we never even talk about places like that. A couple weeks ago she stuck a large super-ball into the top of a toilet paper roll and called it an ice cream cone. I about died from the cuteness and creativity!
She’s also recently started to hate the feeling of her diaper. Mostly when it’s wet because it gets lumpy, but most recently she complains about it even when it’s totally fresh and dry. I can understand how uncomfortable it must be since I know I’d hate to have a bulky diaper between my legs all day, but I’m kind of surprised by how this discomfort has come out of nowhere after having worn a diaper constantly for over 2 years!
It’s obviously a sign that she’s ready to start potty training which is exciting, but comes with it’s own set of challenges…
She loves the free feeling of her “big girl undies” but gets all freaked out about sitting on the potty to actually pee or poop. So she just pees in her pants making a mess and then ask for a diaper which she freaks out about because it’s so bulky.
Don’t even get me started on pooping in the potty. She totally knows when she has to poop because it’s preceded by a series of very loud toots (which, for the record, is totally hilarious). She’s even willing to sit on the potty, holding the jar of treats, tooting loudly and accumulating praise from us for her good efforts.
But the second the poop urge becomes real, she hops off the potty and demands a diaper.
I know I’m not the first mother to go through this kind of rigamarole, but it’s throwing me for a loop. I guess the answer is probably patience and persistence while maintaining a willingness to clean up endless accidents.
Part of me just wants to forget the whole training thing and keep her in a diaper until she’s smart enough to understand the whole concept and just start wearing underwear.
But at the same time I get creeped out when three and four year olds are still wearing diapers so I guess I have to suck it up!
Any tips from veteran mamas??
I’m all ears!