Friday, May 30, 2008

No tears

For the last two years, I have been taking Luke to Pigtails and Crewcuts to get his haircut. So, why would I choose today to write about it? Because after two long years, today was the first time he didn't cry and scream through the entire haircut.

There were NO TEARS at all. He even laughed when the girl used the clippers because it tickled. I normally have to do a jig to calm him down and keep his hands out of his hair. However, today, I actually got to sit during his haircut. How fabulous is that? The little man is growing up ;)

If you don't have anything nice to say....

Yes, it has been awhile since I've updated my blog. The last few weeks of this pregnancy have been a little rough and extremely tiring. My mom always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all." So, I've been quiet since I didn't want my whole blog to be about the woes of pregnancy.

With that said, I only have four days left until Madeleine's arrival. I guess having the end in sight has given me what I need to push on to the end. You can do anything for four days. Well, I couldn't do four days of ab crunches but you know what I mean :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

That's mine...

We went to our storage POD on Saturday and got all the baby stuff out. I'm feeling like we are almost ready for Maddie. Woo-hoo!!

However, I know Luke is not ready for Maddie. Just the short time at the POD threw Luke into a severe case of "mine". If Dan, I, or Austin (the dog) made a claim to one of our items, Luke said it was his. Then at the end of the day I had to reassure him that Me-Me (his favorite blanket) was indeed his. I know the transition ahead will be tough for him. I would love any advise from my experienced mom friends. What did you do to make this easier on your first borns?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Potty Training - Update

I've decided that potty training is probably the hardest transition I've had to navigate since becoming a parent. All the other transitions (ending naps in the swing, going from bottle to sippie cup, getting rid of the pacifier, etc.), have gone pretty smoothly. I've realized there are two reasons why the other transitions were easy and potty training has not been:
  1. Luke couldn't talk or argue with me yet
  2. I was in control of the situation
I just removed the item, we dealt with the rough patch, and then never looked backed. However, with potty training, Luke has to decide that he wants to leave the world of diapers behind. He controls whether he wets his pants or lets someone know he needs to go. I can coach, I can encourage, I can bribe (I mean reward), I can yell until I'm blue...bottom line...he is the decision maker in this process.

So, the week has seen its share of ups and downs but Luke is really getting the hang of using the potty. He has even started telling us when he needs go. Woo-hoo. He still has accidents when it comes to #2 but that is to be expected. He is doing really well and I'm VERY proud of him!!