Potty Training

Friday, 23 July 2010, 12:57 | Category : Baby Essentials, Family, Parenting
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Potty Training. The big moment has arrived! It has begun. I am so NOT ready!

Aden is asking to use the potty (without prompting from me)! Due to no effort on our part, the bumbling parents, the child is doing what he is supposed to! All I can say is, “Thank You Daycare”! That’s the good part. The other part of this new adventure in parenting is that I am overwhelmed with sadness at how quickly he is growing up. This is one of the biggest challenges as a parent that I have been dreading.

I was completely floored when he asked to use the potty earlier last week after waking up with a wet diaper. The second time, whoa, this was momentous! Success! He sat on the potty and did what he was supposed to! A proud moment in parenthood! But alas, that was last week and this week we haven’t had as much progress.

I feel like the babysitter here, just hoping the kid knows what to do because I sure don’t. I’ve read everything there is to read about potty-training methods but somehow spending a whole weekend with a naked child forcing him to sit on the potty every twenty minutes doesn’t seem like a great way to teach a kid.

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Christmas!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 15:21 | Category : Baby Essentials, entertainment, Family, Holidays, Milestones, Parenting, Toys
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Aden celebrates his second Christmas with the obligatory Santa photo shoot.

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Trimming the Tree

Mommy needs special eggnog every night just to get through all the “No, no, no, no touch’s.” Trimming the tree and toddlers are such fun, ha!

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Milestones at 11 months

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 22:32 | Category : Baby Essentials, Birthday, Family, Milestones, Parenting
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My baby is definetly a toddler now and his first birthday is next month! There have been so many changes and they have all happened so fast!

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Keeping Toddler Occupied

Monday, 17 August 2009, 8:18 | Category : Baby Essentials, entertainment, Home, Parenting, Toys
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Now that Aden is mobile, how do I keep him occupied?

Aden is now increasingly fast and mobile. He follows us around the house. We have done a decent job of babyproofing, but we find that when we cannot chase him we put him in his playyard. Which of course he hates because; dammit Mom!, he wants to be movin’!

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