Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday: Accident as soon as I put on the underwear but does great during the day. However once Dad gets home everything goes south because he doesn't want to miss a thing. He was having to much fun playing outside and kept getting distracted.
Tuesday: Was great all day! I didn't have to ask him a single time. He just yells "Potty Mom" while running to the bathroom. Even though he slept in a diaper for nap time he woke up dry, yelling for his potty. Throughout the whole day he only had one accident.
Wednesday: No accidents today! He is doing really good on letting me know when he needs to go. It helps out because he is getting a little annoyed of me asking him all the time. After nap time he woke up with a dry diaper and asked me to put on his underwear. I think he is realizing that they are way more comfortable than diapers. Later on we went to the store and I was worried he would get to caught up and forget, however as we were checking out he tells us that he needs to go. I hope this continues.
Thursday: No accidents today! It is about 7 in the morning and I hear Ethan crying in his room. I knew something was wrong because he always wakes me up by coming into our room. I walk in and he is sitting in his bed crying that he needs to go potty. He had a diaper on but I rushed him to the potty. His diaper was completely dry and normally it is soaked by morning so I knew the poor guy really had to go. Next step is teaching him that he can go without me. He also woke up from nap time with a dry diaper.
Friday: No accidents so far! Woke up to Ethan yelling for the potty again, this time he was in the bathroom waiting for me. His diaper was dry again. I have to say that I am surprised how well Ethan has done because I always anticipate the worst. He has always done well when it comes to transitioning, even though I underestimate him. I think it is due to the horror stories that other mothers tell. We will give it a little while longer and more dry diapers before we tackle the night time. We will be out and about this weekend so hopefully there won't be any accidents but I am taking extra clothes just in case. I think I am just going to leave an outfit in the car to always have as a backup. Wish us luck :)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
This past weekend we drove to
The day before he walked right in with his jean shorts on but now that he has swimming trunks on he decides to sit this one out.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Today Gracie turns 2 months old. Time has flown by and I know it will continue to move faster than I want it to. She is already wearing 3-6 month clothes due to the nice Buddha belly. She is becoming more attentive and while in her bouncer she grabs onto the toys in front of her. She really enjoys when Ethan comes around. I try to keep him from getting all up in her face but she loves it. She always has a huge grin when he is playing with her. She is a lot like her brother was towards the swing. She only enjoys it for just a couple of minutes and then she wants out. Ethan never would sleep in it and she hasn't yet. However, she loves the bouncer which happened to be a favorite of Ethan's. Another odd thing is that she doesn't like to be rocked to sleep. She does the exact same thing that Ethan did where it feels like she is pushing me away. So lately I have been doing the same thing I did with Ethan where I just put her down, turn on the mobile and leave the room. She passes out every time without any crying. If I wait to long and she gets too tired then it is a little harder. She is now waking up only once a night which is very nice. Although, if you ask Eric both of our kids have slept through the night since birth. It is that selective hearing kicking in. We have her doctor’s appointment next week and she will be getting her shots. The first shots are the hardest. The screaming doesn't last as long with the other shots. It is going to be tough because she is now doing the bottom lip whimper where her lip shakes.
Ethan cracked me up today being his sneaky self. Eric left his coke on the counter and walked away. Well, here I come downstairs to find Ethan drinking it. A soon as he sees me he puts it down and bolts. I ask him what he was doing –like I don’t know- and he replies with, “I was drinking diet coke” clear as day with this guilty grin on his face. What made me smile was that he wasn’t just drinking a coke but he also made sure to tell me it was diet. It reminds me that he is listening to everything we say and takes it all in. Yet, I don’t understand why I get the blank stare when I say it is time to clean up.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We are finally finished with unpacking! It felt like forever with these two but we finally did it. It was driving me crazy looking at all of the boxes. We also have been busy decorating our new house. Eric and I spent less time choosing our children's names than picking drapes and wall hangings. We both have different taste so trying to find a common ground was a little difficult. Thankfully, he left the dinning room up to me but everything else we both had to agree on. The poor sales lady must have went through tons of selections and I am sure she was happy to see us go. Ethan's room was done first because I wanted him to see how everything was going back to normal. Gracie's room was barely finished yesterday. She doesn't sleep in it because she is still in our room so it was on the low priority list. It was nice though to see her crib up with her cute bedding set. I sure do hope she likes pink, as much as I do. Eric still wants to paint some of the walls because the entire house has a tan/neutral color on it. We have some busy weekends ahead of us.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
She is getting bigger everyday and just looks so cute with her chunky self! She loves to eat and never seems full. I can tell the difference in my arms after holding her that she is growing fast. She is doing really well on holding her head up and is constantly following voices. Eric will talk to her while walking around the room and she will follow him around with her eyes. She still doesn’t cry all that much but she will let you know when she is hungry. She is sleeping pretty well at night, not as well as Ethan was at this point but I can’t complain. She goes down at 9:00 and wakes up at 2, 6, and then anytime between 8-9 and it is usually due to her big brother. She seems to like the outside so we have been relaxing on the porch while the boys play or water the lawn. Ethan really likes to water the lawn because he tries to jump in front of the hose and plays it off like it was an accident. He thinks if he gets a little wet might as well get completely wet. They both keep me busy but it is the best kind of busy.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
After graduation had passed it was time to prepare for the wonderful 3 day drive with two kids, a dog, two parents and two cars, one pulling the old truck. The kids and the dog did better than expected and I just want to say whoever thought of having a DVD player in the car was a genius and must have been a parent. I owe that little machine so praise. But before that adventure would take place, we had to say goodbye to all the friends we had made. I tried postponing it but time was not on my side. Eric and I enjoy the military and always love meeting new people and doing new things. At each base, we always try to explore the area around it and meet different people we would of never meet outside of the military. Of course, it is always hard to leave friends but I have connected with so many here that it makes it especially difficult. What really made it harder is having Ethan. He thinks as these people as family and heck since we don’t see our family as much all he knows is our military family. Now he doesn’t understand why his buddy Ty can’t come over. Those two have known each other since they were 6 months old and have been by each others side since then. As Eric calls them “Brothers from another mother”, or how when the doorbell rings he runs towards the door yelling the neighbor kids’ names. It breaks my heart. However, like any PCS you just try to keep in touch and who knows we may be stationed together at another base.
Now we are busy getting accustomed to a whole