Thursday, May 27
Tuesday, May 25
But I thought that we had at least made progress. She has been telling me when she has pooped in her diaper by saying "uh-oh" and holding her nose (which is actually really cute). So after a whole afternoon of no pooping I knew that we were due for a big one. (she's very regular, twice a day usually, although not at scheduled times which is annoying- we never know when they will show up) She was a little farty so I sat her on the potty for ten minutes, and nothing. I go into the kitchen for two seconds to refill her cup and I come back to her calmly standing over her poop. She's like a ninja pooper!!! There were no sounds, no grunting, no tell tale "uh oh" or "stinky". There was no frantic running to the potty. She was literally coloring away while poop slid down her leg. Classy, I know. I have a feeling this whole potty training thing is going to take a while... and maybe a bit more consistency on my part.
::sigh:: Not my best mommy day, thank goodness she won't remember any of this.
In other news, my cat also decided today was a good day to poop on the floor. What is going on around here? I swear if Adam comes home and poops on the floor I'm running away, and that's a promise.
Thursday, May 13
Monday, May 10
But anyway, on a typical stay at home mom day, I throw on jeans and a t-shirt. Then I throw my hair up in a ponytail or messy bun type thing and am on my way to the playground or on a walk in an effort to tame my lower half and stomach back into that shape I never appreciated as much as I should when I had it. (seriously, I wish I could go back in time and tell that 22 year old girl just how hot she was!)
Ok back to the present and the Frumpy, frumpy frumpy. It also doesn't help that most of my clothes were purchased (pre baby) in an effort to showcase my previously very flat tummy. Now they just make me sad. I used to long for summer to come so I could shed the bulky sweaters and sweatshirts, lately I miss them. So I decided that for Mother's Day I was going to buy a few shirts that were figure flattering and made me feel good about myself. Yes people, I am that shallow. Go ahead and comment about how it's what is inside that matters, but I know the power that a flattering shirt has over my self esteem and I'm going to choose to work with it instead of fighting it! So the family is packed up and it's off to the mall. Adam is going to take Emma to the mall playground she loves and I will shop in peace for a whole hour!
Thursday, May 6
instead we will now be using http://funnylittlepeanut.blogspot.com/
So I'm not sure how this will affect the people following our blog, but make any changes you need to please because I would hate to lose you readers!
For Mother's Day this upcoming weekend I asked my wonderful husband for a "patio garden". My downstairs neighbors (whose father owns the house) have a super cute little backyard vegetable garden that they are very generous with. But I'm still jealous that they get to go outside and pick their own produce while I have to wait until they kindly leave it on my porch.
Here is evidence of me desperately trying to get a camera-worthy smile out of the peanut.
I always look at pictures of my friend's children smiling away and think "wouldn't it be nice to have a couple of pictures of Emma actually smiling?", but alas this is what I end up with when I ask nicely. I'm not sure where she learned that this weird facial grimace is what people call a "smile", but I sure hope it wasn't from me!
Also, I would post videos a lot more often if they didn't take so stinking long to post! This one has been uploading for over fifteen minutes now, and that's fifteen precious nap minutes that I could have been using to watch the Ellen show or to avoid doing the supper dishes. ::sigh::
Oh and on the potty training front, we made zero progress yesterday. And mommy gave in, put her in a diaper and took her to the park where she spent an hour and a half chasing bees, jumping in mud puddles and pouring buckets full of dirt on herself. But this morning, she started to pee on the floor and cried a lot until I sat her on the potty where she proceeded to have the rest of the Niagra Falls of pee. Progress? At least she knows when she is peeing herself and isn't content to stand there soiling my carpets anymore! There may be hope for this silly girl yet...
Monday, May 3
Fast forward to this morning, when Emma stood calmly pooping all over my living room floor while drinking water and finishing up breakfast. (Ahhhhh! She usually makes a grunting noise or something!) I swooped in and placed her on her potty where she nonchalantly finished her ginormous disgusting poop and then clapped at her overall cleverness. So, I get her all cleaned up, and run into the kitchen to get the paper towel and carpet cleaner only to find her playing in her own poop. Awesome. (note to self: keep paper towel in living room and do not leave child alone with poop) I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of "learning" moments for mommy this week. Needless to say, she did not get a treat for that poop...
Oh well, the worst that could happen already did and we all survived. Also, the carpet cleaner worked great! Hooray for dollar store cleaning products that actually do what they are supposed to! :) Also, Emma sitting naked on her potty with a book is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I will probably post some embarassing picture that she will later hate me for sometime this week.