Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Donuts Anyone?

I have to give a shout out to Wilson - the little guy has done a great job of potty-training, specifically poo-poo training lately!!! His reward (simply b/c he is grossly underweight and it's one of the few things foodwise he gets excited about) is a "Big Donut"!!!! On Friday afternoon he did it - on his own he poo-pooed in the potty - now, we've had the tee-tee down pat for awhile now, but he was just too stubborn or afraid or whatever, to get the "other" down. Not anymore, I am proud to say that over the last 5 days, he has worn underwear all day and not had a single accident!!!!
But before you get too excited, I will say that the last 2 days, he has waited until I put a diaper on him at nap time and immediately once I left his room, he has pooped in his diaper. I don't know if this is a coincidence (probably not) or if he is holding it for the long-awaited diaper (likely).

I am not ready to attempt "bedtime" training with him yet, mainly because he still goes to bed at naptime and bedtime with a bottle full of whole milk - the only 2 FULL bottles and his main source of nutrition ALL.DAY.LONG - if you've read my blog for awhile, or know him personally, you know that this has been an issue for him his entire life. He is tiny and does not like to eat - ANYTHING!!!!! So for now, I am not going to sacrifice that bedtime bottle for a dry night. It'll come soon enough. I am just starting to see him "get" the whole BIG BOY idea and turn his nose up, so to speak, at babyish things. I have a feeling he will give up the bottle on his own before long, striving for "bigger things in life."



You see those 2 little nibbles out of that doughnut? Yep, that's all he ate - I'm telling you, he's not a big eater, though the medicine is helping some - he has an appetite, just doesn't eat MUCH. On a good note, the donut reward seems to keep working - usually he grows tired of a food after a couple days and it no longer excites him, but not these - he works HARD for them!!!! Another note about that medicine, Periactin, (more for my recollection than anything else) - I have gone to giving it to him only once a day at bedtime. It is an antihistamine that has the fortunate side effect of appetite stimulant, but like other antihistamines, makes him sleepy. He did not fall asleep when I gave it to him in the morning, but it did make him VERY IRRITABLE - after a couple weeks of seeing him act like the tasmanian devil and hearing his teacher tell me he was just "ill", I decided the benefits did not outweigh the negative side effects and put him on it just once a day. His attitude and demeanor have been MUCH better!!!!



Emma Claire, on the other hand, like her mommy, can inhale a doughnut in 5 seconds flat - I won't tell you how many I've eaten since last Friday. Let's just say, AS A FAMILY, we've gone through 2 dozen in 5 days and the children don't get more than 1 a day and Will has one now and then - I have no willpower when it comes to those soft, warm, sugar and fat-filled, melt in your mouth deliciousness!!!!!




This little guy hasn't yet got to taste the goodness of doughnuts, but his first birthday is coming up VERY SOON, so we will see what kind of sweet tooth he has!!!!!







7 comments:

Rachel said...

LOVE that last pic of all 3 children!

LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!! said...

Isn't it strange that some people have trouble GAINING weight? My little brother is the same way...he's been the same weight since 9th grade and he graduates next month. Gee...I wish I had that problem. Instead, I'll probably gain weight from just READING your blog about donuts.

Becky said...

that last picture is awesome!! and i can't resist a donut either. i'm sure we'll get some loyless this weekend while in dothan!

Ivy said...

Girl!! It's not even 8 o'clock yet and Im at my desk...those donuts are looking deeelish! I just may have to run over to Krispy Creme!

Love Being a Nonny said...

From one doughnut lover to another: I have never met a doughnut I didn't like!!

Katie said...

My mouth is watering... Cute pictures!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Girl you are so funny! I went back and looked at the ones we have in common....amazing!!!!! Thanks for your comment! Good luck on the drawing. I love that my daughter has the monogram machine. We monogram everything now!!!

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!