Monday, March 23, 2009

Biting the bullet.

Well, I have decided to jump into the whole potty training thing with both feet. I've been straddling the fence for so long about it that I'm just not getting anywhere and Nathaniel is comfortable with where he's at (peeing on the potty or in his pull-up, wherever he happens to be). So, today after nap time I pulled out the Mickey Mouse underwear and had a talk with Nathaniel.

Me: Nathaniel, this is your big boy underwear which you picked out, remember?
N: I wear big boy underwear!?
Me: Yes, but if you wear this, you cannot pee in your pants, you have to pee in the potty!
N: Pee in the potty? No, I pee in my diaper. (gives me his winning grin).
Me: You won't be wearing a diaper, you will be wearing your underwear and if you pee in them everything will get wet.
N: Oh, I pee in the toilet? (because everything he says is a question these days)
Me: Yes, pee in the toilet.

I also showed him the difference between the make up of a diaper and underwear. I realize that's over analyzing things, but I don't know what kind of a learner he is yet so I thought I would cover everything.

Well, we had success tonight. He kept his underwear dry from after nap time until bath time and peed in the toilet. I am so proud. We'll see how tomorrow goes. I'm not willing to take him out in public or over to a sitter's house without a pull-up on, but we do have long periods of time where we are at home we go. He can only learn by trial and error. (Lord help me with the loads of laundry I foresee in my future!)

On a completely different note, I have also decided to suck it up and start working out. I got my Wii fit a few weeks ago and brought it out two weeks ago. May I say that the little balance board is a little naggy? If I skip one day it gets all attitude-y with me and says, "Too busy to work out yesterday, eh Carrie?" Or, if my weight goes up a pound it asks me why I gained weight (but never congratulates me if I lose weight, what a butt!).

But, after two weeks of yoga, and random strength and aerobic exercises I am down four pounds! I only have about 8 pounds left to reach pre-Aaron weight and about 15 pounds to reach my goal weight. And all in the comfort of my living room. Yay!

That's about all that's going on here. Aaron is still balking at a schedule. I can't get the kid to go longer than 2.5 hours between feeds, and nights are worse. I don't know if it's me not training him well and still being in survival mode, or if I expect too much out of my almost 6 week old. We will see. I know he's thriving because I had to adjust the car seat already to the next strap level and he has almost outgrown the bassinet (not cool because I still need him in with me due to the up three times a night thing).



marcie said...

Hmmm.. I've never heard of this Wii fit thing (I'm obviously out of the loop). That's funny how it chides you! Maybe you can play with the date?? Every other week I manage to run out in the fresh air- without a machine to tell me that it's been 5 days.

Heather said...

congrats on the potty training! hopefully it goes well and by the time I see you guys, nathaniel will be all potty trained! it's only 7 weeks more. can't wait to meet Aaron, too!