It was a big day in our house...
The last few days, Cate has been vetoing diapers. No, seriously. Won't keep them on. Cries when I put them on her, sneaks them off every time I turn around. This would be a problem, except... well, the girl WILL go potty on the potty.
Time to potty train, huh?
So today, instead of fighting her, I just put her in her panties from the moment she was up.
And for three hours, she stayed dry.
I took her potty twice and she went, and the third time, she took herself. As in, went into the bathroom, climbed on her little potty, came out yelling, "Yay, Cate! I potty!", and sure enough, she had.
I put her in a diaper to run errands and then for a nap.
After nap (which she apparently removed the diaper before falling asleep, thus drenching all blankets in crib), I put her back in undies and she pretty quickly had an accident. I figured the morning was a fluke, so I just threw on a diaper and was calling it a day. (Reminder: kidney infection, 9 months pregnant)
Twenty minutes later, she tells me in a panic that she 'needs to potty on duh potty', so I tell her to go. She runs (literally) there, takes off her diaper and comes out hollering that she 'poot!'. Sure enough, she had. I put her back in panties, and lo and behold she stays dry and takes herself until going to bed at 8 p.m.
And I didn't take any pain medicine today, so this is reality, I'm not hallucinating.(that's a joke, btw. I mean, I didn't take pain medicine, but I wasn't taking anything strong enough to make me hallucinate).
Way to go, Baby Girl!!! I'm crossing my fingers that this is a trend that continues and maybe just maybe I'll have a potty trained not-even-2 year old before baby mcg #3 makes its appearance. Woooooo!!!
So... last week was chaos and the weekend was chaos and Jordan was gone a ton. We're majorly seeing it in Corban's behavior and he's desperately wanting Daddy (and Daddy is missing his fam, too!). Jordan had a meeting to plan a winter backpacking trip tonight and decided to tote Corban along. I decided Cate and I would soak up our girl time and celebrate her amazing day by making her first ever batch of cookies. She loved it. And I loved it. And I took lots of pictures, so here ya go:
and after making cookies, we started 'washing dishes'...
that is... until Cate decided dumping water was more fun. So then we learned how to clean the floor:
Finally, the cookies were done:
and then, my sweet baby Cate was ready for bed.
There's something so precious about having a daughter...
something- lots of somethings- so precious about our daughter.
I love so much who she is becoming- that fiery, sweet, tender, wild little personality she has.
I can't believe she's just weeks, maybe days away from being a big sister. I want to soak up the time we have left with her as our baby.
Oh Cate Taylor... so sweet to be your Mama.
Off to really wash dishes now.