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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What a week

Sorry it has taken a while for me to update but we have been busy. We have hit a little bump in the road on the way of being diaper free. Ethan knows how to pee in the toilet but it is the other one that we are having a problem with. He was doing so great and we weren’t having any problems than he must have just decided to get back at us for something and has gone on strike. I wonder if something just rubbed him the wrong way or if he is having a hard time remembering when to go. He always tells me when he needs to go pee but then goes and hides and once he is done comes and tells me about his little mess. Now, I am basically watching him like a hawk and asking him all the time. I hope we can get pass this fast. Besides Ethan testing me, he took it upon himself to embarrass me at the store today. We were in line and I was buying some clothing items including undergarments that go on the top of the body. While we were waiting for the clerk to ring them up, Ethan starts to inform her what they will be used for. Of course it is packed as can be and the clerk was cracking up. I was dying of embarrassment and was just ready to dash out of there. I can still hear my child with a huge grin on his face pointing at them as she was ringing them up and yelling, “Chi -Chi’s Chi-Chi’s. I tried explaining that we don’t say that word out loud but all I got was a confused look.

Gracie is doing great and just smiles all the time. Every now and then when I get her going I can get a little giggle out of her. She is such a good sleeper that Eric and I joke she should have been our first born because we would’ve gotten much more sleep. I put her down at 8:00 and I have to go and wake her up at 8:00 the next morning. One time I let her sleep just to see if she was going to wake up on her own but by the time it got to 9:00 I knew her whole day would’ve of been messed up so I woke her up. She moves all over her crib and we find her in different spots all the time. She hates being on her stomach and protests it every time. Ethan and I lay down right next to her to entertain her but she just seems to get more annoyed. I told Ethan we put her on her tummy so she can learn to pick up her neck just like he does, but being the kind big brother that he is, goes and tries to help her pick her head up. Thankfully, I was right there to correct him that she had to do it and we don’t touch her head. I knew he was just trying to help. During the mornings I have started walking in my attempt of shedding extra pounds because they don’t shed off so easily the second time around but anyways Gracie seems to really like it. Ethan and her sit right next to each other and enjoy the ride. I sometimes have to tell him to leave her alone but normally he is bugging me with his different questions and telling me for the hundredth time “Car coming.” Although it does reaffirm that he is paying attention to his surroundings and knows that we don’t want to get hit.

I have no idea what happened to Ethan's Cheek but we were outside before his was taken so who knows

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Daddy's little girl

Now that Gracie has been sleeping through the night and she is getting too big for her bassinet I figured that we were going to move her into her own room. Ethan was about this age when we moved him. Well bedtime came around and Eric put Ethan to bed while I put Gracie to bed. She passed out without a fuss like she always does but I think that the fact that her crib is far more comfortable than her bassinet helped out. Once Eric and I came up to bed, Eric walks into our room and asks me where Gracie is at. I tell him that she is in her crib in her room. As soon as I said that, I realized Eric wasn’t ready for her to leave our room. I told him that Ethan started to sleep in his own room when he slept through the night and if I remember correctly it was Eric’s idea to move him out of our room. He said that she was still too small (she is bigger than Ethan was) and promptly goes and gets her from her crib and places her in the bassinet. I just smile and mention that a certain little girl has someone tightly wrapped around her little finger. That happened about a week ago. However, last night Eric realized that she is too big for the bassinet when she scooted down and her legs were all scrunched up. She just looked uncomfortable. He finally agreed that it was time to move her. Hopefully, Daddy will take it okay.

Ethan is still doing really well with the potty and we haven’t had an accident for awhile now. Not giving him anything to drink after dinner time has helped take care of the early rising. He still gets up early but not 5 o’clock early. A couple nights ago Ethan woke up screaming and Eric and I couldn’t get him too calm down. I figured that he had a nightmare so I told him that he could sleep with us ONE time. Anyone who knows us knows we really don’t like co sleeping. Ethan was already 1 the first time he slept with us and it was because he was really sick. We don’t like it because we think it is too dangerous when they are Gracie’s age and just starting a bad habit with Ethan’s age. Well sure enough, Ethan came into our room the next night at 4. He walked to Eric’s side first knowing what my answer would be and asked if he could sleep with us. Eric knew that if we said yes again, we would have lost our bed to our children. Ethan wasn’t happy with the decision and cried the whole way back to his room. It took him awhile to go back to bed but we had to be firm. Thankfully, he hasn’t come back to our room since then. I don’t know what was going on with him.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Have a Happy Mother's Day!

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Switched Places

Now that Gracie has started to sleep through the night, I thought I was golden. However, at 5:00 this morning I feel that someone is looking at me. I wake up to my son’s face about two inches away from mine, just standing there. I about had a heart attack. He tells me he needs to go to the potty. I still have him in diapers at night because I thought he was going to need a little time to get used to controlling his body during the night. But things seem to be moving faster along. Of course, despite my begging Ethan was up for the day. The irony is that Gracie slept till 8. Just my luck.