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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Big Boy Bed

Diego made the switch to a toddler bed! I have to admit I was not excited about the transition, but he threw himself out of the crib, so it had to be done. Bedtime isn't quite as easy as it was with the crib, but we'll get there. He was very excited about the bed and immediately messed up the cute bedding we got him at Ikea and jumped on it like crazy! I love cuddling with him, but its a little cramped. Transition from a baby to a big boy = sad for the Mama. He refuses the binky now too, despite my efforts to give it to him at bedtime and naptime. My last ditch effort at keeping him a baby for just a little longer.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Going #2!

I realize a post about my son going poop on the potty may be a little too much info for some of you, however, since I use the blog as a baby/milestone record for him, I gotta post about it! See the sticker book in the picture? This is the only reason he will sit on the potty. He takes the stickers out of the book and just tosses them on the floor. He just loves to peel them off the paper! I'm pretty sure that actually going pee or poop on the potty is just a bonus to sitting there playing with the stickers for so long, but I will take it! I can't tell you how excited we were that he pooped and there was one less poopy diaper to change. Its sooooo much easier to just wipe than it is to change a diaper! But, as luck would have it, he hasn't gone pee or poop on the potty since he pooped, but he's going through a big spurt of changes and growing up in his life right now, so I'm not pushin' it!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Big Week

If you know me, you know I am generally uneasy when it comes to change. This has been a trying week for me. Even good changes bring me angst. Having a child magnified this a bit. This week has been a somewhat trying week for me. Diego hurt himself. He started going pee on the potty (good change but still a little scary). And, if those werent enough, he suddenly decided he hated his crib. This child has LOVED his crib. He begged for bed a lot of nights and naptimes, but a few nights ago it was all of a sudden terrible. I couldn't figure it out. The first night, he slept with us because I just couldn't figure out why he was upset. Eddie brought him to bed because we weren't sure if he was scared or what. The next day at naptime, same thing. So, no nap. Last night, I knew he was exhausted but he was still upset, so I rocked him to sleep. No big deal, then he slept all night in his bed. Today at naptime he wanted everything out of his crib and I left the door open half way and he went to sleep like normal. Tonight, he threw himself out of the crib. THUD. Not a pleasant sound or feeling for a parent. I felt so bad. He and Eddie are sound asleep in my bed and I am down here pondering the thought of what it will be like to move him to a big boy bed. I am very anxious about what this transition will bring. We have had 5 months of bliss. Put him in bed, he goes to sleep, takes a long nap or sleeps all night. Now, thats over. I have had very reassuring advice from other Mommy friends about the transition so I'm sure it will be fine, but its change and I'm done with change for a while. One other change, although good, he gave up the binky completely. He was only using it at night anyway, but he's done. If anyone can believe it, I'm struggling with that too. I'm afraid to get rid of them cause he "might need it". Maybe all the change is so hard for me because he's not a baby anymore and is giving up everything that has to do with being a baby. That's probably it. But like I said, I'd like a break from change. Maybe next week will be really boring.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pee Pee on the Potty!

Remember this picture from February? I was bribing him with candy to sit on the potty, and well, it just didn't work well and no matter how I tried, he still cried when I even mentioned the potty. Well, a few days ago I decided to let him read his very favorite Thomas Sticker Book only while on the potty. Suddenly, sitting on the potty wasn't so bad. We sat on there 3 times with no action, but this morning, he went PEE PEE! I mad a BIG deal about it and smiled and laughed and kisses and he was so proud of myself. I wish I had a camera with me when it happened, but I didn't. Just now, before naptime, he wanted to sit on the potty again and went pee pee again! I think we're on the right track!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sprained Ankle

I'm not sure why, but every mother I know (including myself) takes pictures of their children doing naughty things before they tell them to stop. So here is Diego, a blur in mid-air, jumping off the couch around Christmas time. He began doing this around 16 months of age or so and at first we didn't tell him no because he was obsessed with doing it and well, I guess we were just lazy. Within the last 4 or 5 months we have instated "time out" and have told him that if he jumps off the couch he would go to time out. We knew he could understand and we were worried he would hurt himself. Today, that happened. He jumped off the chair in the front room (matches the couch so same height and everything) and his ankle gave out and he did a face plant on the floor. He had by now mastered this art of being naughty and jumping off the couch and landing on his feet, so not landing was a big shocker to him! He was limping a little but stopped crying relatively quickly so I decided I would wait until after his nap to decide whether or not to call the doctor. After naptime, he was still limping. I couldn't see any swelling or bruising, but I called the doctor and took him in. She said he has a mild sprain in is left foot and it should go away over the next few days. So, my 2 year old sprained his ankle. Sheesh. I'm sure this is only the beginning of what its like to have a boy.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Easter 2010

I just realized I hadn't actually posted my Easter post yet!
We actually had a lot of fun prepping and celebrating Easter this year! Diego and I colored eggs for the first time and he really enjoyed it. Although tossing them into the colors is what he most enjoyed! We colored 12 eggs and only lost 1 in the process! He enjoyed a fun Easter egg hunt at home and found his basket full of goodies from the Easter Bunny! I made Strawberry Shortcake French Toast for breakfast and it was sooooo good! We headed over the Karen's house after naptime for a fun outdoor egg hunt and a great French meal.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trip to Austin!

We took a family trip to Austin in April for Auntie "Marfa"s wedding. Our first trip on the airplane as a family! Diego did really well on the plane ride there, even with a 2 hour delay we had in Dallas. We didn't get to our condo until Midnight Texas time, and we were all pretty exhausted! We had a very relaxing time and enjoyed some really good Texas food, including catfish. Which was pretty good I must admit! Aside from the lack of sleep Diego had, he was a real trooper throughout the trip. He and I did a lot of swimming and hot tubbing at the condo.

Diego was the ring bearer in the wedding and wore a white shirt with jeans and cowboy boots. He looked adorable. He was exhausted the day of Martha and Morgan's wedding but everyone thought he was so funny (except Eddie and I)! He actually walked down the aisle, but with a sippy cup in hand and refused to hold the Flower Girl's hand. He stopped mid way and tried to take a seat (poor boy was tired!). He made it to the front with me and waited for Daddy to come down the aisle and give Auntie Marfa away before taking off! I fully expected this since the wedding was outside on a beautiful ranch. He and I did a little exploring during the ceremony and made friends with the nice guy who drove the shuttle cart to the ceremony location. After the ceremony we headed to the reception and enjoyed food, dancing and a good time visiting with Martha's new in-law family and Gabby, who we don't get to see very often.

Diego didn't love the flight home as much as he did the flight to Texas, but he didn't scream or anything horrible. He just kept asking to get off and our attempts at distracting him were never for long. :) We had a nice visit and hope to one day go back and visit Auntie Marfa and Uncle Morgan again.

The bride and her Stella.

Only good picture of Eddie and I~!