Friday, August 30, 2013

Potty Training Success!

I started this blog at week one, but then I was too busy with everything going on to continue the blog. I went into delete what I wrote over 2 weeks ago, but I thought I should keep a little of it. I started my first sentence with this, " I want to start out by saying that this process is quite confusing, tiring, and messy." Thought that was funny looking back. Mainly because I started potty training during a very busy time for Grant at work, and my entire house got sick... Grant even had strep throat! But, now we are pretty much potty trained. It was only tough the first few days... and the process has actually been pretty easy! The only time he wears diapers is at nap time and bedtime. And he fights me to put them on then. He doesn't really pee over nap time, but sometimes he pees during the night. I'll keep the diapers a little longer during rest periods.
Pull ups aren't used. I will be using them on our plane ride soon though... just in case. But, other than that, he tells us when he has to go. Or he'll actually just go to the restroom himself.

Here's what the first week looked like:

Tuesday (1st day), he had 2 accidents at school. I had to go and bring him another change of clothes (on top of the change that's always there). I felt terrible for him that he had accidents, but the teacher assured me how common it was, and that he wasn't even affected by it. When I got to the school he was wearing a pair of My Little Pony shoes (spare from the school). He was cool with it, because they lit up! ;)

Wednesday, we had a super busy day and weren't even home... So, I decided to hold off until Thursday. I'm pretty sure that was a mom fail.

Thursday, we started again. Jake had no accidents. He held his pee for the 3 hours he was at school. On the way home I put him in a pull up, and when we got home he peed in it before I could take it off. hmm. Then the rest of the day (not including nap or bedtime), he was only in underwear. He LOVES to wear underwear, and LOVES to sit on the toilet, but no actual pee in the toilet as of yet. He had accidents in his underwear.

Friday - Sunday, Jake started peeing and pooping in the toilet. Lots of M&M's and new, cool, big boy underwear!! Grant had strep throat so the potty training was all up to me. But, we made it through!
Last week, Jake went to the potty 2 times each day he was at school, and had no accidents. I had pull ups (over his underwear) on car rides, and at restaurants. And he went to the bathroom on his own.

This week, he's going to the bathroom on his own, and telling us when he has to go number 2. It's been so hot this week, so he's walking, and playing in his undies. It really is so cute. They have so many cute underwear for them to wear, and make it fun.
And now this little guy is taking off his diaper and insisting on underwear as well... Should I be potty training an 18 month old too? Thoughts?!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Catching up...

The older the boys get, the busier we become. It's hard for me to take the time to sit and blog. Thank goodness I have my cell phone, because I never remember to take out my camera. I wonder how my mom and dad have half of the pictures they do of Marty and I. :)

Anyhow, here's a little of what we've been up to...

Soccer practice... and after... smoothies with his buddy Henry. More Soccer (action shots) to come...
Bay days...
We've been hanging out with our cool neighbors. They have 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 2 1/2. Jake and Asher love playing over there and having them over. It's been fun for Grant and I since, Archie and Traci are our age as well. We are going to try and do a weekly Sunday family dinner. :)
More neighborhood kids. Mainly boys. Totally convenient for us... ;)
AND my fave of all the neighbor pictures is... in our bounce house.
New kicks... Super big feet for these boys. Asher is an 8 1/2, and Jake is a size 10.
No more high chairs are used at the Stone house. :( my big boys...
Play-Doh, coloring, painting (water and finger), puzzles, reading, etc... everyday. Thankful that Asher is eating less and less of the Play-Doh.
Lunch date with my boys...
OC Fair...
And this old guy...
I'm pretty sure over the course of 3 years I've saved him countless number of times. I'm happy to say that he's yet again beat the odds. He went from 16/18lbs (for the majority of his life), to 6 lbs. He has hypothyroid, and hasn't been taking medicine, eating or drinking. Then he recently had a respiratory infection that he took medicine for... and now he's on 3 (was on 5) different medicines for a virus/thyroid. He's now eating, and not vomiting anymore. I take him back to the doctor this Tuesday for a follow up appointment. He's doing very well, but I think he may live the rest of his indoors now (don't tell Grant - he he).

He's 13 1/2 years old. He drives me crazy, but I love that cat. We've been through a lot together. My first son. :)

Have a good weekend!
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