I think I'm giving up on it for the time being. He knows what to do and will only use the potty when we are out and about but it has been hit and miss at home. I thought since we had a 3 day weekend we'd just put him in underwear to get him to go at home but now hes just coming up to me, peeing in his pants and then saying "I need dry underwear, mommy gets a chocolate chip". I'm not too worried about having 2 in diapers but I'd rather get the hastle of working on it over before baby arrives. It doesn't look like its going to work out that way.
yeah PT'ing for our DS was a LONG process...and he is a stubborn one, so it was a lot of 2 steps forward, 1 step back kind of stuff. I didn't want to push him too hard, since he is SO stubborn. Since he is a bit older than your DS, we started out slowly way back in the summer...I hear it is hard to do when a new baby is about to come or has just arrived. I am afraid my DS will regress a little when the baby comes, even though he is pretty much without issue at this point. I am sure once you get settled in with having 2, he will do great :bigarmhug:
I want to PT'ing my 2 year old son as I don't want to in diapers. It is tough though.
Giving up might honestly be the best policy at this point for you. I've seen lots of toddlers regress when baby comes. Plus, my daughter was stubborn and didn't PT until well past her 3rd birthday, despite lots of months in only underwear at home, so I have a jaded veiw ;)
How are you feeling?
Yes - I would totally give up! My son was super stubborn and had me in tears constantly when I was trying to PT. I finally gave up and waited until his 3rd birthday and the whole process was much smoother :)
That being said - it does happen! So good luck to you with all that :) And yes - how are you feeling??
We have pretty much given up. If he asks to use the potty I take him but I'm not initiating it. That said, he used it twice today so we'll see. I think regressing in general will be an issue. Hes been seeing the baby stuff around the house and has been asking for bottles, pacifiers, to be rocked, etc.
I'm feeling great! I'm working alot trying to get things around the office/job sites tied up so I'm really tired but I'm impressing myself with how much physical work I can still do. I'm having contrax here and there but nothing to get excited about yet.
I had a doctors appointment today. Doc confirmed baby has dropped significantly, not a surprise since LO feels like its gonna fall out if I make a wrong move. He felt my tummy and is guessing baby is going to be 7lbs (DS was 8lbs 10oz). I don't put alot of stock in that but I'd much rather hear that than be told baby is too big, etc. He seems to think baby will be here sooner than later but it was nice to hear we won't even be talking induction for another 3 weeks and he doesn't see why I couldn't go another 5 safely. The whole appt reminded me why I switched to him as my last OB was all about the scare tactics.
He did note that baby is mostly on my left side but normally they are centered. This one has been like that pretty much the whole pregnancy so I didn't think to ask at the time but anyone know if that means anything?
We have our last doula meeting on Friday. I'm looking forward to it :)
Better late than never, the start of my intro, sorry its long.
Hi, I’m Mandy and I’m about to have a baby I was born and raised in southern California. When I finished high school I decided I wanted a little space from my family so I picked up and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Oddly enough, I met DH my first week on campus when a friend of mine brought me to a Alpha Phi Omega (coed community service fraternity) meeting and he was the Pledge Master. I was immediately interested in him but he had a girlfriend of 2 years at the time so I went on with my life assuming nothing would ever happen there. We would see each other every week at APO and sometimes talk but that was about it. It was almost a year and a half later when I got a surprise email from him making sure I had somewhere to go for Thanksgiving since he knew I didn’t live locally. I was taking a surprise trip home so I a little disappointed I wouldn’t get to spend the day with him and his roommates who I was friends with but much to my surprise he called me and asked me out for coffee the next week.
I had been dating another guy for a couple months but I decided to break it off and take a chance with Carl (DH). Over the last year and a half I had become close friends with his roommate so from him I had heard that Carl wasn’t looking for anything serious so I decided I wouldn’t let myself get too invested. I figured we’d go out a few times and then move on. When we had been dating for three months, and I was mentally preparing for things to end soon, Carl took me out and told me he loved me and he was pretty sure I was “the one”. Since I hadn’t been looking for that kind of a relationship it really took me aback and I almost broke up with him then and there because I didn’t want the pressure to feel the same way as he did. I’m glad I didn’t because once I had it in my head that maybe there was a chance things could work I quickly started to see what he had been talking about and realized I was in love with him too.
By the time my junior year started we both knew this was it, we wanted to be together forever but we also wanted wait awhile to get married so that neither of us felt pressured to miss any of the college experience. For our second anniversary we went on a date where he took me to the coffee house we had our first date at, and then to the park where he first told me he loved me and surprised me by proposing. The sweetest part was that he told me he had picked out the date over a year before and to prove it he had me pull out the card he had made for me for our first anniversary. There in tiny print on the back he had written December 5, 2002. We got married a year and a half later when I finished grad school, June 5, 2004.
A few weeks before the wedding DH had gotten a transfer with work to southern California so while we were on our honeymoon my parents were kind enough to haul all our stuff cross country so we could come back and immediately start our lives in SoCal. The move was great for his career but I found it difficult to find a job in accounting so I was forced to shelve everything I had been working for through college and start something totally new. The construction boom was going strong and I quickly found myself doing finance and land acquisition for a home builder. Two years later I got tired of the office and moved into construction and project management.
In 2007 I saw the market was slowing and was worried that my company may not make it through the slow down. At the same time my husband’s company was expanding to Hawaii so we decided that if we could transfer there I would be able to be a stay at home mom. He was immediately accepted for a transfer the next year so we put our house on the market and started trying to get pregnant. I got pregnant quickly but unfortunately the housing market was in a tailspin and we weren’t able to sell our house. We were forced to rescind the transfer and make plans to stay. My boss was really supportive of the pregnancy and, since things were still slow, we worked out a great plan for maternity leave and the ability for me to work part time and mostly from home once the baby was born so I wouldn’t have to miss him so much in full time daycare. A few weeks later, when I was six months pregnant, half of my department, including my boss and myself were laid off.
I was devastated and relieved all at the same time. I was worried about how we were going to survive with me out of work but I was glad I was going to have a chance to figure out a way to not put our baby in daycare right off the bat. I knew I wasn’t going to find a job at six months pregnant so I did the only thing a crazy woman could do, I spent the next three months starting up my own business.
When I had Jack I typed up his birth story but of course I didn’t print and my computer died so I’ll come back and post an abbreviated version soon.
I enjoyed reading your intro so far- that's so sweet your DH picked the proposal date over a year before hand! Your doctor sounds cool. I don't know if it "means" anything for the baby to be on one side or the other but mine usually seems to be on a side and not centered, so I don't know! I think I remember DS being the same way.
To start your own business at 6 months pregnant is awesome. Can't wait to read your birth story.
Thanks for sharing. I so want to stay home with my kids.