Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday's thoughts...
I am really enjoying staying at home. Most days go by quickly, and I'm not counting the hours down til Brandt gets home like I used to. I start coaching a week from today, so I am definitely looking forward to that!
Eli slept from 10:00PM-4:15AM last night! A world record :) Then from 4:30-7:15AM. I feel great today! No nap for me :)
Addie LOVES the snow! Just walking in and out of Cub Foods today, she was so giddy! She just kept squealing about the flakes falling on her sweatshirt! So cute :)

On a different note, I've been feeling like I am not giving this second child as much attention as he deserves. I knew this would happen, but I am feeling a bit guilty of it today. He sits in the bouncer or swing way more than Addie did. He isn't held as much. It's hard to balance/share my attention between them both. I'm struggling with it a bit. And now, Addie is down for a nap, so it should be my time with Eli, but he's sleeping too. Nice for me, yes, but still causing me to lose out on one-on-one time with my boy.

Finally, this potty training thing is not going well. I'm giving it 5 more days (this week only) and then we are done. She was having all this success last week, until Friday. Then ever since Friday she's been peeing AND pooping in her underwear/on the floor. She doesn't even care! She is definitely smart enough to know what to do, and she had 6 days in a row of pooping on the toilet, but now it's like she gave up. Or, like Amber says, maybe she's realizing if she pees in her pants, she'll get a good 5 minutes alone with me as I clean her up and we start over. She could just be too young still... which is why I'm trying for a few more days, and then I will admit defeat and try again in February once my coaching season is over.

That's it for today! Happy Monday! Enjoy the snow :)


Anonymous said...

I can't quite remember how old Addy is but our daughter didn't potty train until she was 3. At about 2 1/2 we went through all the steps of getting her out of diapers. She knew the routine down cold but just didn't have enough interest. I gave up after about 2 weeks. Then about a month before her 3rd birthday I just told her, very matter-of-fact, "when you turn 3, no more pull-ups." And she agreed. She absolutely refused to use the toilet until she was 3. Even arguing with us "you SAID when I was THREE!" The day after her 3rd birthday we took her pull-ups off, put her in underwear and she had about 2 accidents those first few months. She still needs a pull-up at night but she wears underwear all day and during nap.

Arleigh and Jeff said...

ah sorry hun, potty training sounds tricky and I can definitely see it being hard to feel like you can give Eli full attention like you did with Addie...because you probably can't! you do have two kids, I'm sure you're doing a GREAT job...I KNOW you are. You're a great mom. I need to see you guys sometime soon, would LOVE to see you. Happy birthday friend :D Love you Addie and Eli!!