Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sleep, who needs sleep?

It really was a fun weekend - the weather was phenomenal, but Henderson was a little sick, STILL. I kept him home from church Sunday b/c he threw up once in his high chair, WHILE EATING APPLESAUCE (you would think he would have not eaten if he felt bad) and then had several BAD diapers - not sure if it was a stomach bug, or a combination of a strong antibiotic, ear infection, and blistered gums from 4 upper teeth all coming in AT ONCE!!!!! Poor guy - he's been very whiney and clingy and sleeping more in the day, but last night he woke up at 3:00 out of the blue - I gave him a bottle and he went back to sleep, so hopefully he was just hungry. I pray he will be 100% soon and the infections will all be gone and the blood work will be completely normal - his appt. is scheduled for Feb 24 (my birthday - what a fun one THAT will be - Drs appt then a trip to the hospital lab where they will tourniquet my poor baby's arm and hold him down and fill up no less than 3 large tubes with his blood).

THEN, this little live wire woke up at 4:15 AM ready to get his day on - wanting to eat a doughnut and watch his show, and that would have been great had he stayed in the room and actually watched his movie, but no, Diego wasn't good enough - he wanted Barney, then Baby Einstein, then Rescue Heroes - I finally gave up at 5:15 and just got in the shower, only to come out to Wilson opening up a cup of chocolate pudding IM MY BEDROOM - he got disciplined for that, simply b/c I had SPECIFICALLY told him (2 minutes earlier) he couldn't have chocolate pudding for breakfast. I will let Wilson have just about anything foodwise that he wants, but I draw the line at chocolate pudding in the morning when we are dressed and ready for school.
Will and I enjoyed a night out Saturday night at a Japanese Restaurant - it was a lot of fun and great food too! Last night I hosted a Castles and Crowns clothing show at my house and had a great time looking at the fabulous spring clothes and wishing I had $5000 to put towards all my children having oodles and goodles of matching smocked clothes!
Wilson is doing pretty good with the potty training except he had his first poo poo accident at school yesterday - it was bad - I think he had been holding it and waiting until nap time when I put a diaper on him. Yesterday morning while we were getting ready for school he said something about needing to stinky and then told me he needed his diaper - I did everything I could to convince him to poop in the potty, but he just wouldn't do it. Apparently he waited until school and did it on the playground. So, against my better judgement, today I sent him in a Pull-up to school - I just can't do that to his teacher. Any tips on getting them to "do #2" in the potty when they don't want to? Emma Claire didn't mind at all - she hated having "mess" in her diaper. Can you tell I'm struggling with what to call this "business"??? Any tips are WELCOME!!!!! He does great with tee-tee during wake time. And sleep time will come once he gets off the bottle of milk that he has to have to go to sleep (don't judge me - we weighs NOTHING and eats even less).
Well, I'm going to enjoy this last day of gloriously nice weather in my capri pants and flip flops b/c tomorrow is supposed to be NASTY in my neck of the woods!

5 comments:

becky said...

it took mine about a month to figure out how to "shoo-shoo" in the potty. and after a cute word like that, luke was learning his colors at the same time as potty training...so he calls it brown. still. GROSS!! need to do some brown. and now, that is what seth says. that is just wrong wrong wrong! however...we just did lots and lots and lots of reinforcement. i had a basket full of stuff from the dollar store that they could ONLY play with when on the potty. maybe that would help?? he'll sit longer and maybe try??
good luck!!

Tara said...

I agree with Becky. Rewards for even doing a tiny little bit in the potty. It tooks Brooks 2-3 weeks after the pottytraining weekend we had to get the pooping. But he would hold it for days, so it was like a rock! (Sorry for the visual) He was scared to sit on the potty and do it so I let him stand up as long as he was in the bathroom, and be naked (he felt more comfortable for some reason), and if he needed to do it standing up, so be it. As soon as it was starting, I would pick him up and put him on the potty so it landed in there. And he would get praise, praise, praise, and a reward. Finally it wasn't a big deal to him. Good luck!

Leigh Collins said...

Mary Mac didn't want to do #2 in the potty either, but was great with #1. We had many, many accidents in our panties. It got so bad that she one day I found her in the bathroom trying to clean the mess out of her panties by dumping her panties in the toilet and wiping them off with toilet paper!YUCK!! I finally had just had enough and did the only thing I could do with a newborn and no patience left - I hollered really loud and got on to her. I know, not the best thing, but it worked! She obviously knew what she was supposed to be doing, but just refused! Tried the toy thing, too, but no luck! After getting on to her, she never had an accident again (except once when she was sick).

andi said...

What beautiful pictures. So sorry about a rough start! I know how that goes. :) We ate Japanese Friday night too. YUM!

Holly said...

Sounds like you've had an eventful few days!

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!