Thursday, October 8, 2009

Caution: Mommy Blogging Ahead

Okay, so I am quite certain that you are all on the edge of your seats: Did she or did she not abandon the night training and put a diaper on her 3yo? Did he or did he not wake up dry?

Heavy questions, folks.

Here are your answers: I abandoned the night training. I was on the verge of doing it anyway, but the several supportive comments and complete lack of oh-my-God-your-almost-four-year-old-still-wears-a-diaper comments helped make that decision easier.

So, here's the result: I wasn't up for an hour in the middle of the night. Yay! BUT he still woke up COMPLETELY soaked. Crazy! I'd much rather clean up a wet little boy at 6am or 7am than 3am, however, so I still agree we made the right decision. Maybe we need to make sure he drinks all his fluids for the day before 3pm or something. Who knows.

Also, along the lines of diapers and whatnot, I'm strongly considering using cloth diapers for baby #2. I don't think I'll be militant about it--e.g. Mom, I won't ask to wash poopy diapers in your washing machine. But if I am home full-time why not give it a shot? I'm currently starting to research the whole thing so any advice or comments or even links to other websites and blogs that discuss the topic are more than welcome.

In other exciting baby news, I am now feeling the baby move all! the! time! It is so fun. Abel even got to feel some kicks the other night. We have another sonogram on Friday morning (last time they just couldn't get the angle on the heart that they needed) and we're going to take Lucas with us. I'm not sure that he'll get much out of the experience, but it will be fun to say that he was there AND, immediately following the appointment, Abel's meeting my dad so that Lucas can spend two nights with my parents. Woo hoo!

And, also? I'm pretty confident that anyone who sees me would now officially jump to the conclusion that I am pregnant and not question if I have just consumed a large box of chocolates (which, to be fair, may also be true). That's a nice spot to get to in pregnancy--big enough that you look pregnant, not so big that you can't fit between clothing racks in stores (which will be a future stage, if I recall).

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. I wish I had some advice about other techniques... I find that pull-ups hold more than regular diapers, but I'm thinking that's what you're already using...

    Yay on feeling the baby-- that was my favorite part of pregnancy each time, and the one part that I miss the thought of now that we are OH SO OFFICIALLY done with the procreation portion of our lives. :) Congrats!

  2. My mother always told me that boys are harder to potty train and night train than girls, and to not push it. It seems like you're doing the right thing for everyone involved right now. My youngest nephew didn't fully potty train til he was 5, and the last time he slept over at my house he still wore a pull up just in case.

    So exciting that you're feeling the kicks. I can't BELIEVE I'm saying this but that makes me miss pregnancy a little


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