Monday, January 17, 2011

Quick Update

Vivian, 9 weeks:
Good stuff - Sleeping through the night
Other Stuff - Won't take a bottle or formula

Violet, 23 months:
Good stuff - Becoming a better listener
Other Stuff - Potty training is....let's say "on hold"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Milestone: Vivian Sleeps Through The Night

Hurray! Everyone is well rested this morning, Vivian didn't wake up until 6am!! Happy 2 month birthday, baby girl!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Potty Training: Week 1

After a strong start Violet has lost interest in using her potty. Stickers are a strong motivator, but it's been a few days before she's earned one. We'll keep at it.

Step Stool

Big Shoes

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Potty Training: Day 1

Violet is taking to the potty like white on rice! This morning I asked her if she wanted to go pee in the potty and she said "yeah", so we went to the bathroom with a few Dr Suess books. Half way through the second Dr. Suess book Violet stood up, looked in the potty, and whaddayaknow!?!?!

...time passes...

After lunch Violet said "potty" and took off down the hall where she successfully executed #2!!!

Potty Training Day 1 grade - A+

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Potty Training: Step 1

The first step of potty training was finding the perfect potty. I went to three different stores and considered the merits and demerits of every potty option. Did I want one for her that was simple and basic, or one that had all the bells and whistles. (Really. They literally sell potties with bells and whistles!) Or did I want one that looked like a princess throne, or one with her favorite Sesame Street character, Elmo?

In the end I decided against the one that offers applause, because let's face it that's just weird, and bought the one with the cushiony seat ('cause that's what I would want).

I brought it home and Violet couldn't wait to get it out of the box and check it out! She even sat on it!

Potty training step 1 - Violet's grade: A+, Mom's grade: A+