Thursday, April 23, 2009

Count down

17 days to go, my ticker says. I find myself alternating between being anxious to see things get going and secretly hoping that I have awhile yet. I know what I'm getting into, after all!

We are staying busy and enjoying these last carefree days before baby arrives (and rocks our world a bit :). Cousin time. Play dates. Walks to the park up the road. Playing in the sprinkler since the weather has been so nice. We are having a good time, if you can't tell!













I had fully intended to have Simon potty-trained by now, but having friends live with us put that temporarily on hold. And he wasn't AT ALL interested either, so I knew it was going to be a challenge. So wouldn't you know that he is interested all of a sudden, right when I am a few weeks from due??!!! I just shake my head at this kid...

This morning he woke up dry, went potty, and stayed dry all morning! Wore Lightning McQueen underwear for several hours, in fact. Then he just totally lost interest for the rest of the day. And since this wasn't my idea (I don't really WANT to potty train right now!), I don't really care. I just let him put diapers back on. Am I a crazy mom, or what????!

So this is my life right now - stuck in limbo until this little one decides to make an appearance. :)

7 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm praying for you, Rach, as your ticker keeps going down! THat sweet baby girl will be in your arms soon! I can't wait to meet your new addition!!

(Simon has impeccable timing, doesn't he?! :-) )

Anonymous said...

Cute pics! Mom

Anonymous said...

I heard Dobson say once that no kid goes to kindgergarten in diapers. (I'm sure there are exceptions...) but I think it's great that you just aren't pressuring yourself. After all, even if you did get him potty trained, he might initially regress when he sees how his diapered sister gets so much attention. Eventually, it will happen. I'm glad you're just relishing these last few days!
-Esther

bandanachick said...

We are praying for you in these last few days! Soak up all the sleep you can...if the boys let you!
I love that last picture of the three boys, so cute.
Can't wait to hear of your little ones arrival!

Kari said...

Praying for you in these last few days before your precious baby girl arrives. Can't wait to hear news and see pics soon. SLEEP!!!

Eryn said...

boys will let you know when they are ready! glad to know you arent stressing yourself or him over it.

BruinsDoins said...

It'll happen in good time! After Lorien was born I got super motivated to potty train Joshua, but he (for some reason...c'mon kid, get with the program!) did not feel the same motivation. =) And of course, when I wasn't ready, he decided to try going on his own, and now I had to get motivated, and then he lost motivation and I had to keep him interested. We're still working on some areas, but for the most part he's finally gotten it! Lesson I learned- it's never quick and easy, and it never goes as planned, but one way or the other they learn, so I'm glad you're enjoying the time and these last days of being a family of little boys. Simon will be a big brother soon! And I can tell that Nyah is so going to love having a girl cousin!