Friday, May 4, 2007

Well, that was easy....

Tonight, as I was getting the kids ready for bed, Cole came up to me and said "Mommy, I have to go pee in the potty". So I got him into the bathroom and I was about to put the potty training seat on the toilet and he said "no, I have to sit on the potty"...okay.....so I go to put him on the toilet frontwards and he says "no, backwards". I had to laugh at this point...here's this 2 yr old who isn't potty trained telling ME how he wanted to go pee. Much to my amazement, as soon as I sat him backwards on the potty, he held his little pee-pee down to aim into the toilet and he peed!!!!! All by himself!!!!! Bella was standing there with me and she was screaming with excitement and so was I....I think I might have even gotten a little teary-eyed. I couldn't believe it...the only thing I can think is that he must be watching some of the other kids at school who are potty trained. So we continued to make a huge deal out of this and we celebrated with candy....Cole promised to pee in the potty again tomorrow!!! I'm just so excited and I pray this is the beginning of the end of diapers for him....Tim and I added up how much we're spending on diapers per month between the 4 kids....it would make you sick!!! Is it sad that the first thing I thought of was how much money we'll save when Cole and Bella are out of diapers, rather than how exciting it is that my two oldest children are growing up and able to use the potty????

So I started the babies on that probiotic powder that Michele recommended and so far, so good...I called our pedi to get his opinion on it and he said he supports the use of probiotics and that he's seen it make a difference in some of his patients. Now the soy formula has done wonders for both little guys, although Landon still spits-up and Garrett still suffers from some gas but not as bad as it was before when not eating soy....so I added in the mix of the probiotic, based on what Michele said, to help with the rest of the digestion issues. The first day they were on it, no gas at all!!! I couldn't believe how well they both slept...so peacefully and they seemed much happier. They even went a whole 5 hours between feedings last night....yeah!!! I increased their formula intake by 1/2 an ounce so I think that combined with the probiotic definitely made a difference in getting them to stay asleep longer. What really sucked though was that at 3:00 am, when the babies normally would be waking up for their feeding, Cole woke up screaming because at some point Bella left their room and came into bed with me and she must have shut their bedroom door. He woke up, it was completely dark in their room and he freaked out. It took him a few minutes to settle down and then I went back to bed....an hour later, Garrett was up crying for a bottle.

I have a few minutes to post pictures so here goes.....ugh...for some reason, it's not letting me post pictures so I'll have to figure it out tomorrow when I have more time. Right now, I have to make enough bottles to get us through until the morning and then I have to get to bed.....

4 comments:

Michele S said...

Helene- I am so glad that the probiotic is working. That is such good news. I had to laugh that you have the older ones waking you up before the babies! YIKES! Mine couldn't find me if they tried. We keep the house and their rooms pitch dark. My sister has accused me of raising a bunch of Helen Kellers it's so dark. But if you can't see, you can't play, you must sleep, LOL!

So here's to a nice night with lots of Zzzzzzs.

Jen said...

Waking up at night doesn't stop, at least it hasn't for me. Last night Lauren had a bad dream and wanted to climb into bed with us, and she is 11. Both of mine still insist on letting me know when they have a bad dream (ok I can't blame them). Spencer sometimes will wake up and just want to cuddle with me (of course he is smart enough not to tell me that at 3am), he just lets me assume it was a bad dream until I ask him in the morning what his bad dream was, and then he tells me that he just wanted to cuddle. He is still alive, but just barely! It does get easier, because they don't wake up every night. Stay strong and good luck with everything.

Jen

Michele S said...

Happy Mother's Day Helene! I bet Tim served you breakfast in bed and rubbed your back all day. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

Hope you had a great day and that you get some sleep tonight!

Hugs,
Michele

Jen said...

Hey maybe he brushed your hair for 2 hours?

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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