Unpotty Trained

There are so many things I want to blog about so that I don't forget them.  We had so many adventures this summer and I just never found the time to get them typed up.  Hopefully I can get caught up in the next couple of weeks.

One of the big adventures....that is still ongoing .....is potty training.

About a month ago when I thought about typing this post and documenting this milestone, I had a 100% tee-tee potty trained little boy.  It took about 3 days to get there and we were shocked!!  He was a few months over 2.   We were very excited and he was in underwear all the time.  He was still having poop accidents, but that was once a day, so we were just dealing with it and knew it would come in time.

Well, that started three weeks before I went back to work.  I thought this is great, we will work on the poop and then he will be potty trained, piece of cake!  Now keep in mind I had been dreading potty training, so the fact that it happened somewhat easily floored me.

Fast forward three weeks to Lawson starting school again.  Since he wasn't fully poop trained, we had to put him in pull ups for school. The policy is they have to be accident free for 2 weeks before they can come in underwear.  And that's when the unpotty training happened.  The first weekend after his first week of school I put him in underwear like I had been doing 100 percent of the time and it became accident city.  I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown.  He had more accidents in that weekend than he had the entire time when I was "training" him.  In his seat at the dining table, in his carseat which trickled down to the actual seat of the car, in the floor, you name it.

So right now we are at a stand still.  For Lawson it seems that as long as he has to wear pull-ups at school, he is going to continue to have accidents.  We are still trying, but until I get to be with him around the clock and have him in underwear 100% of the time, we aren't putting tons of pressure on the topic.  So for now, we try, we don't get frustrated and we just remember that he won't be wearing diapers when he goes to high school.

And hopefully in a few months I will be typing a post of a fully potty trained little boy!


Lauralyn 10 Months Old

Weight:  Probably around 17 lbs.
Clothes:  6-9 months
Diaper: 3

I have been terrible about keeping up with monthly posts.  I have been good about taking pictures though!  At least I've done one thing I wanted to do!

At 10 months Lauralyn is pulling up, cruising, and letting go to stand without holding on.  When she stands up without holding on she gets soooo proud of herself and grins from ear to ear.

She eats pretty much any and everything that she is able to chew.  She loves to eat and if someone is eating something, she always thinks she needs a bite.

She is still a feisty little girl.  If she doesn't get her way she squeals!!

She is now exclusively drinking bottles.  She fully weaned at the end of summer when I had to go back to work.  She did great with it.  I did okay with it.    I still get sad sometimes thinking about how big she has gotten and that those sweet moments of her nursing are gone forever.  I'm NOT sad about saying good bye to the pump!  Good riddance :)

Lauralyn sleeps great at night, but takes very sporadic naps.  That is partly because we were on the go a lot this summer and also partly because she doesn't want to miss anything.  And her brother can be loud sometimes.  Speaking of her brother, he still loves his sissy and she adores him.  He tries to pick her up, he likes to play with her and will even drag her into the tent with him.  They really play well together and it is too sweet.  He likes to tell her "no, no sissy" if she is doing something she shouldn't be doing.  Life with two is busy, but there are so many sweet, special moments that make it worth it!

I guess in 2 months, I'll be writing her year old post!  Can't believe it!