Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Starting something new and stopping something old!

Both of my kiddos have hit huge milestones this week! They are growing up too fast!

Guess who is doing GREAT at potty training?? Luke! Last Monday was the day. We had been talking about it for 2 weeks and the best part was that Luke had been bring up the subject on his own. I knew in my heart he was ready for the potty! So Monday morning once he got up he was ready for his Cars underwear! We had a few pee accidents the first three days but by Thursday peeing (at home at least) was so easy for him. He even went three times Thursday without me having to remind him and is now letting me know when he has to go! He's only had one pee accident at home since Thursday and that was while he was watching Thomas! And if you know Luke, you know he's so engrossed in his Thomas video that nothing will pull him away! Right now, while we are out of the house he wears a pull up and at night he wears a diaper (pull ups are too expensive to wear at night!!). And so far he's yet to actually go to the bathroom while we are out. I know he will get the hang of it soon though. I think he knows that he can pee in his pull up without having an accident so he just does it. I need to be better at reminding him while we are out and actually taking him! I'll admit, I've really avoided public bathrooms so far!! As far as poop.. we're still working on it but I knew that would take time. I'm just thankful that he's done so well! No more complete refusal and tantrum throwing like when we tried before! For all of you new mommy's out there, wait until your child is ready! Don't push them! The crying and frustration (on both sides!!!) isn't worth it! It really has been super easy and I know it's all because he was ready!

What has Eli been up to?? Well, about 3 weeks ago Eli took his first step. He didn't really seem interested in trying to practice walking much so I figured it would be a while before he was officially walking. This past week though he just decided that he was going to take off! At the beginning of the week he was taking 5 and 6 steps but now he's walking all over the place! He loves it too! He just giggles while he walks all over the house. He's still wobbly, which is the cutest! And he will sometimes try to go faster than he is able (which has given the knees and legs lots of new bruises!) but I have myself a little walker! It's funny to me to watch him because he is so little! He isn't even 18 lbs yet (we're working on that.. that's another post all in itself!). I can't believe he will be one in a week and a half! He is not a toddler yet! I will not even entertain the thought! He is my toddling baby!! ;)

Here is a short video of him walking to me:

Have a great Wednesday (or whatever day it happens to be when you read this!)!


Molly Flanagan said...

oh my gosh! that is the cutest video. what an eventful week! congrats on eli walking and congrats on luke being excited about the potty! yaaay!

Misty said...

Love the video! So glad Luke is using his potty! (I know you are too!)