Shannon - I can always tell when DS is pooping, but not before. and pee is totally random. go you on knowing!
Hearing about potty regression in E and Nora makes me glad I'm sort of waiting to work on that with DS until after the baby is born. It's hard enough being in my MIL's house when trying to do any sort of potty learning (because I not only have to "train" DS, I have to "train" 3 other adults on DS's habits or what have you)
Carrie, I've always found my stretch wrap to be pretty poppable. are woven wraps less so?
DH, thankfully, is getting better - I think I might finally be getting through to him about there being no point in the cycle of frustration, both of them just come out more upset. That and I think the fact that I really am very pregnant and tired, etc is finally coming across. I've had to complain more vocally, but hey, it works! I don't like complaining, but you know, I really am tired, and my back and pelvis really do hurt. Also making strides with my MIL and discipline, sort of. I have continued to tell her that at his age, distractions and positive commands/requests work far better than a million "no" and "don't"s - Yesterday, for example, DS kept wanting to push his bubble mower in the road (it's a cul-de-sac, so really it's pretty safe, but still) and he got very upset. So I brought him inside. She asked if I did so as punishment. I said, not exactly, I'm trying to get him to calm down, which isn't going to happen outside. I finally got him calm and we went back outside. Of course, he tries again to get the bubble mower in the road (he is a persistent little toddler!)
thankfully, breaking out the sidewalk chalk was a good distraction, and the neighbor kids came over to play. MIL was like, yeah, distraction is better. she says she had days where all she did was tell DH no and don't, it made her feel horrible (because it doesn't work!) . . . anyway - I felt like I had a little bit of a breakthrough.
I slept really well last night for once! need some more of those.
Anyone got good weekend plans?
Wonder how Annie and Ava are doing?
oh, Shannon, yay on getting out of the house! I hate being stuck in.