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Thursday, February 10, 2011

19 months & 29 weeks!!

I feel like piper has gone through so many "big girl" changes lately! there were a few things that i wanted to "try" to "help" piper change before baby sister got here...but im obviously not the kind of parent who "forces" any kind of behavior that she is not ready for....so first thing was the habit of waking up between 2am and 5am every morning...i didnt mind it when she would join us in our bed at that time and fall right back to sleep till 8am....but that was starting to not happen anymore....she would join us in bed and just waller around on us and NO ONE would go back to sleep which does not fly with me!!! So for like 2 nights we let her fuss when she woke up...and to our surprise she was back to sleep within 5 to 10 minutes!!! and ever since she sleeps in her crib from 8pm-7:30ish!!! we should have tried that months ago!!!
next was her paci....I wasnt in a huge rush for this one...but i thought why not at least try....so a couple of days ago i just decided to try to cut down to only...sleep times, car rides, and church nursery....It was so easy!!!! she has only asked for it a few times and i would tell her "we get paci at nap time" and she would move on!!! and she hasent even asked for it in the car in days!!! so its official we are down to only sleep times and church nursery...not sure when we will work on those, they will be a bit tougher to give up :(
next was the most ambitious one of all....POTTY LEARNING! thats right...we thought we would give it a shot....this one....not so successful ;) she has all the signs that she is ready...obsessed with the potty...very interested when I go potty, announces when she is going "pee pee" or "poo poo"...stays pretty dry for long peiords of time....so i thought this would be such an easy one...so early this week we went to the store...she sat on a few different potties, and we found one that she loved and seemed really comfortable on...we got really cute little undies (tip for you moms out there...dollar general has GREAT deals on toddler undies...for the same price as the cheesy "character" undies at walmart, target or babies r us...we got double the amount of undies and they are MUCH cuter!!)....anyway for one whole day she wore either her undies or was bare bottomed and guess what....she HATED it!! she looked so uncomfortable on her potty she would cry when she sat down on it (but she loves to sit on it with her clothes on! so weird!)....and when she needed to go she would say "pee pee...diaper" and walk strait to the drawer with all her diapers....she went a couple of times in the potty...but practically cried through it both times! we decided it was SOOOO not worth it right now so we will give it a few weeks and maybe try again :)
I just love this sweet girl so much and am so very proud of her!!....


Its official....i pretty much weigh myself every morning and i hit 10 pounds this morning....which is actually pretty good....but every girl out there knows....it doesnt matter what the scale says...i still feel huge! Baby sister really doest move much. I feel her just a few times a day, and try to savor it!! I still cant believe that we are just about 10 weeks away....and we have done nothing! im not kidding...we havent bought one baby idem, pulled anything out from the garage (baby swing, co-sleeper, bumbo,clothes ect.) and i have hardly thought about, let alone "prepare" for this labor!!! aaaaaaaa!!! ok, i am officially overwhelmed! i do however daydream all day long, wondering how she will be similar to piper...how she will be different....how they will play with their "babies" together....how they will be friends, and at times im sure get on each others nerves...i wonder if she will follow piper around and want to do EVERYTHING she is doing ;) I CANT WAIT!!!!
28 weeks along with piper....

28 weeks along with baby sister....

bigger? smaller? cant really tell....looks pretty similar to me :)

4 comments:

Laura said...

Liam is doing the exact same thing with me and the potty! He talks about it all the time, the other day he grabbed himself and acted like he really had to go and kept saying "pot, pot" over and over. So I rushed him in there and he just cried and cried to sit on it! I put his unders on him and then he got mad because he couldn't see the trucks on them. So we took them off and let him walk around diapered holding his unders. Shortly thereafter: loaded dipe! I don't know what to do! He acts like he really, really wants to use the potty, but then when he gets there, it upsets him! But I confess that it makes me feel better that Piper is doing the same thing... I don't want to force him to potty, so I guess we'll just keep trying?

Ryan and Katie said...

love that last photo and can't wait to see you and the belly today!

Leo and Meagan said...

I think you look smaller! You are so beautiful Christy.. inside and out! So excited for you, Jake, and Piper!!

Heather Cherry said...

Okay, the bellies pic is so adorable, I can't stand it.

I can't wait to camp out on the hospital waiting room floor again!