When we got home from our trip to Canada, I had a plan. By the end of June I was going to have Jacob potty-trained, and Anna weaned off! It sucks when reality kicks you in the butt! Especially my butt because it's so BIG! LOL
The day after we got home, I was putting Anna down for her nap, and came out to find Jacob in the bathroom washing his hands! I opened the door (he had closed it), and asked what he was doing. He told me he was washing his hands because he went potty in the little potty! He was using it as a stool, and was standing there, without a diaper! I thought I was seeing things! He was telling the truth though, he had gone #1, then closed the little potty and used it as a stool to wash his hands, with soap even!
Ever since then, I have been trying to get him to go again...and he hasn't been motivated at all :(
Today however, out of the blue he told me he wanted to go to the big potty like dad! So we went, and he stood there, and we waited, and waited, and waited, and nothing. :( I praised him for trying and told him to tell me when he had to go again so we could go to the big potty. We've been reading the book "Zacks Potty" (which I got at Deseret Book for $1), and I think it is slowly helping J realize he can do it too!
So today was a tiny step in the right direction...we'll see how things go the rest of the month. I see all these kids J's age that are already trained and it makes me feel like I'm not doing my job as a mom sometimes. But then I remember..."he'll go when he's ready!"
Little Anna is now officially 13 months old. I really thought she was ready to stop nursing right before we left on our trip, because she was eating more food, and nursing less. We (Randy and I) decided it would be in everyone's best interest if I nursed her on our trip. I'm glad I did! She was so out of her comfort zone, it really helped to soother her. I'm a great believer in letting your kids tell you when they're ready to stop nursing. I consider it a blessing, and recognize that not everyone is able to nurse as long as I do, and not everyone is able to/ or may not want to nurse their children. That being said, I am surprised by the number of people who are shocked that I'm "still nursing" Every child is different, and just as Jacob will go when he's ready, Anna will stop nursing when she's ready. :)
Yesterday was a crazy busy day so I ended up nursing Anna for her lunch instead of her regular 'food lunch' , so today she's been wanting to nurse more. I know I'm going to miss it when I'm no longer nursing, so I'm trying to stay positive about it, and not rush her, if she's not ready. We shall see where we are with this at the end of the month.
On another note, I have a lot of friends and family who are super talented, and super creative...hopefully some of that will rub off on me.
Sometimes I feel like I'm years behind everyone! :(
I wish I had taken the time to learn when I was younger, so I could be a great cook, baker, know how to sew, decorate etc...
It's hard to find the time to learn those things on my own now...but I want to. I don't want my kids and or kids' friends to be like: Jacob/Anna- "Mom made cookies!" Their friends- "Let's go to so and so's house instead!" LOL I'm still trying to find the perfect recipe for home-made choc chip cookies...wish me luck!
At the end of the day, it's all about my children, and us parents being happy...but wouldn't it be nice if I made the best cookies!? :)
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