That is good to know! They'd pretty much go wall to wall in this tiny room, but I figure with all the storage space, that might be OK since we could get rid of some other furniture.
Are the bottom drawers actually built in, or are they loose on rollers?
I love the furniture! We considering embarking on PTing, too. Last night DH got our DS3 to use the potty 3 times!
I'm sure it will look perfect. Low lying/marginal moves 99% of the time!
Originally Posted by AirForceWife1
I have had the worst RLP in the past 24 hours. I tried to get up with DS2 last night and couldn't stand up straight because one side hurt so much. Then, later, I started to roll over and got them on both sides at once. They went away again, of course, but still... ouch!
BOO...I'm fine most of the time, but get really horrible RLP (like a super sharp, horrible cramp on one side) if I sneeze or cough while lying down sometimes...SO PAINFUL.
Good luck with PT! It's a really good age to start if he's showing any interest at all. We did the cold turkey thing, starting with a couple of naked days and then once she had naked pottying down, moving into clothed...I think it would have worked beautifully if she hadn't turned out to have some food allergy-related GI issues. Seem to be finally past that, though...fingers crossed!!!
We screwed up PTing with DS1. We had him essentially trained at 2y3 (he'd even poop by himself!) but kept putting diapers on when we left the house and one day he just gave up the potty... for 9 months. Then he retrained easily. DS was ready at 18-20 months (right after DS1 trained he would pee in the potty on demand) but DS3 was due soon, so we held off until DS3 was 7 months and we had a chance to really focus on it. And he day and night trained in a weekend. So, my plan is to wait until after my u/s and if the placenta has moved we'll PT before the baby comes. If it hasn't resolved, I'm going to wait until maybe Thanksgiving, after the baby comes and things settle down again.
Funny thing, though... he won't pee for me. He'll try, but I haven't been able to get him to. Maybe DH will have to PT him!
Ugh, we missed the interest window around 21 months because she was in a room at daycare that wasn't set up for PTing, and by the time she got to the PT room at 24 months, she'd accidentally gotten the message that potty is a sometimes thing...ugh. Add to that her GI issues (allergy causing intermittent horrible 6x/day diarrhea), and we have just been through 9 months of PT hell, seriously. Just recently getting to a much better place, though...fingers crossed that it is the beginning of the end... the one blessing is that as soon as we started day training, she just up and night trained herself the same day. So at least that part's been painless! I'll take all the silver linings I can get at this point. :)
We're still waiting for our 5 1/2 year old to night train. He wets through night time pull-ups every single night. Apparently it's not unusual and our families have histories of long-time bedwetters, and the occasional super fast trainer (me and DS2 ;))
Our PT technique is to switch to just underwear (except for sleep until they're ready) and take him to the potty often and ask him to pee. If he does he gets a stamp/sticker. If he's still dry from the last trip he also gets a chocolate chip or M&M or smartie, or whatever tiny candy he likes. Once we hit on it with DS1 he trained quickly, and it worked great with DS2, too. Then we phase out the candy rewards by only giving it when he remembers to ask. ;)
Yeah, I don't think there's a lot you can do about night, since it's so much more biological than day training.
We got three or four pees and 2 poos out of DD2 today! She had a couple of accidents too, but I am happy with the progress. We put her in Gerber training pants with the covers. :)
The bedrooms are both super cute! We currently have all 3 boys in a teeny tiny room, I think I might have a picture somewhere. We have an awesome bunk bed from IKEA that is lower than most, which was very appealing to me. ;)
Wendy, I didn't realize you also homeschooled! I think I probably read it at some point but my brain didn't process it or something. I have ordered everything finally, so now I just need to focus on the weekly structure/lesson plan. Here is what we have chosen for Jacob, he's 6.5 and we'll consider him to be in 1st grade this year.
Math: Life of Fred Elementary set and a Daily Math Practice Workbook
History: The Mystery of History, Volume 1
Science: Exploring Creation with Botany (we're doing botany the entire year! Could be awesome, could be horrible)
Reading/writing: Explode the Code workbooks, a daily writing sheet that I created, and journaling on Fridays. Plus lots of reading books.
Bible: Lifepac Bible workbooks grade 2 set
Art: eh, um...doodling? We are going to wing it this year. He LOVES to draw, it's his favorite thing, so we are still trying to find a good program that is largely independent. I'm just going to be busy and couldn't find one that suited our needs.
The other boys have a loose curriculum, Josiah will be doing Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, which is a pretty darn amazing book! And basic handwriting, and morning devotionals, and basic math. Owen will be focusing on memorizing his letters and that's about it.
Definitely get your stuff ordered, girl! The sooner the better. What curriculum are you using?
Kaci... put in my orders last night. :) I just hope I have all that I need. I guess I can always order more later. I am trying a few new things this year. My DS will also be 6 1/2 and in first grade this school year.
Math: Horizons and various manipulative games
Reading/Writing/Language Arts- ABeka complete language arts kit
Phonics: Explode the Code books 1 1/2 and 2 (He'll probably blow right through 1 1/2... this is mostly for extra work because he likes to do lots of table work!).
Handwriting: Writing Without Tears (new thing we're trying this year).
Science: We have 10 lessons left from Sonlight from last year and then I'm just going to fill in on my own with library books/experiments. I have a friend who is a science teacher with a blog who puts her complete lesson plans up, so I'll use some of them.
History/Social Studies: some ABeka (My America and Community Helpers) and trying out Story of the World as well this year.
Geography: Flat Stanley (mailing FS to friends across the states and in a few different countries to take pics with him and send a letter back about where they live. Then, we will do a little research on our own about their state/town).
Bible: kid's devotional, ABC memory verses
P.E. DS will take Tae Kwon Do this year.
Music: I am hoping to get a piano soon and start him on basic lessons.
Art/Crafts: I just Google or go to Pinterest for ideas of things to go with whatever we are studying. I also have some books we are reading through: Come Look With Me Animals In Art and Come Look With Me Enjoying Art with Children.
DD1 (she'll be 4 1/2 in Sept.) will use mostly Oak Meadow Kindergarten curriculum and Explode the code books A, B, and C. She'll also sit in History of the World and other things with DS and she'll take gymnastics this year too.
DD2... just coloring sheets, art activities, basic counting games, etc.
Hoping I can balance all of this with a newborn. ;)