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post #201 of 273
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Originally Posted by Queen of Cups
Yeah, I take the little potty with us everywhere. Sometimes he gets in a funk and doesn't want to use it in the van, though. But, most of the time he'll use it before and after we go in places. I think I need to get a second potty so I don't have to keep taking it in and out of the house all the time.
Oh, goodness, two is a must! Only Bella uses the one in the house, unless someone is sick and someone else needs to go. I don't use grocery bags, though; just coffee filters, two of the super cheap ones, and only if they say they have to poop. Most of the time, they're able to hold poopies until they get home, so I haven't actually bought a second package of coffee filters.
post #202 of 273
We have a potty in the car too. It's a life saver. I've dumped my kids' pee all over NY state! I keep a plastic bag w/ it to toss TP and then I dump it and wipe it out w/ a clorox clean up wipe

Lily actually does better w/ the potty out then at home. I think because everytime we're near a potty I ask the girls if anyone needs to go potty and then she goes. At home I don't ever ask the older two and when I ask Lily she refuses because she's 2 and must thinkof everything herself and will not be told when to go potty. Although Lauren has become my partner in crime and now I'll ask "who needs to go potty" and Lauren wil answer "I do" and then because Lauren answered yes Lily does too! The things you have to do!

We're going to a Yankee game!!! I'm so excited! I've have wanted to go my WHOLE life and we're finally going!!! Dh has to go out of town for work so we're going to meet him and go to a game!! I can't wait!! I have the girls Jeter shirts all ready! Lauren is thrilled! She keeps asking me how many day until the game!!


Hey if anyone is interested I'm selling my large Fuzzi Bunz since Lily will never use them! PM me if you are interested.
post #203 of 273
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I don't think any of my kids are likely to need large Fuzzi Bunz anymore; BooBah only needed large covers because I had to shove so many diapers in there. BeanBean trained out of mediums, for the most part, and because I'm doing EC with Bella, I expect she'll also train out of mediums (if that!). It's fantastic!

Bella's slowed down a bit, growth-wise; either that, or I haven't got a good grip on how long her arms and legs are because she hasn't worn anything with sleeves or legs in about a month and a half. I've got my fingers crossed that she'll fit into BooBah's old winter clothing. It's too bad that they don't look good in the same colors; BooBah's skin is more golden, she's all warm tones, while Bella has "cooler" skin, like her brother. At least I've got one kid who looks cute in peach and lemon yellow! It means, though, that the cute dresses I have in those colors will never be worn by Bella; I put a yellow outfit on her at my mom's house the other week and she looked positively ill. She's much better off in Bean's old clothing, color-wise; it's too bad that all of his 3-6's are winter clothes.
post #204 of 273
Hey! We're starting to have a little potty sucess here!!

After nap in the afternoon we sit out on the deck and go in the baby pool. The last couple of days I've been asking her if she can make a pee-pee come out before she gets into the pool and she happily pees on the deck.

She's also been asking to sit on her potty (and every other toilet we encounter) a lot but not doing anything just yet.

Then today we were inside and she got this strange look on her face and said...mama, where's my potty? I told her it was out on the deck and she went running. She *almost* made it but peed next to it. Very cool to see her starting to get it!

Oh Rynna...did you say you got your period already?

I'm *SURE* that I'm getting mine any day. I can't believe it. I didn't get it with Lily until 9 mos (maybe later). This time I'm nursing TWO KIDS and I'm getting it at 2 1/2 mos.

Oh and Rynna...we went grocery shopping yesterday and I introduced the game. Lily wasn't the least bit interested. She played with it for like 20 seconds and then tossed it over her head into the cart. Oh well. I'll try it again in a few months.
post #205 of 273
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Ah, but I have the advantage of the Older Sibling Effect: Anything which the Older Sibling does is inherently cool, attractive, and must be immitated immediately and with great enthusiasm. BeanBean uses the grownup toilet all by himself; BooBah must use the grownup toilet all by herself! BeanBean wears tighty whities, BooBah must wear tighty whities (I'm not kidding-- the cute little girl panties are pulled out *only* when BooBah has run out of BeanBean's hand-me-down tighty whities and his old 'training pants')! BeanBean turns a cartwheel on the bed; BooBah must attempt a cartwheel and, at the very least, pull off a sommersault. The list goes on and on!

If BeanBean takes to the shopping list idea, BooBah will join right in. She'll like it, too!

Yeah, I got my period over the weekend. It was very short and on the light side, so I'm guessing it was anovulatory but it was most definately a period. At least now I know what I'm doing. If only I could figure out what BooBah did with my thermometer.

Sandi-- do you keep TP in the car? I've been handing BooBah cut up bits of those super cheap Gerber flatfolds (you know, the ones that only work as diapers for the very tiniest newborns) and taking them home, but lately Bella's been wearing paper diapers in the car so I don't always remember to take them in. I worry that a roll of TP would become a toy, unraveled on it's very first trip. Do you hide it in the car or something? Or maybe your girls don't just unravel toilet paper every chance they get?
post #206 of 273
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Originally Posted by eilonwy
Sandi-- do you keep TP in the car? I've been handing BooBah cut up bits of those super cheap Gerber flatfolds (you know, the ones that only work as diapers for the very tiniest newborns) and taking them home, but lately Bella's been wearing paper diapers in the car so I don't always remember to take them in. I worry that a roll of TP would become a toy, unraveled on it's very first trip. Do you hide it in the car or something? Or maybe your girls don't just unravel toilet paper every chance they get?
I don't keep a roll in the car, I usually use a tissue(I usually have a box in the car) or a napkin. Although I could probably put a roll in a zip lock bag inside the potty. Hmmmmm It would ahve to be somewhere the trio of destruction wouldn't think to look.
post #207 of 273
Ok I have a question for everyone......Why the !#$% would someone potty train a toddler this age if they didnt iniciate it. OMG! Lily is so freaking strong willed that her doing htis on her own frustrate me I can't imagine "making her do this. I totally would have preferred her waiting another 6-0 months. It was so much easier w/ a 3 year old or almost 3 year old who you can at least "reason" w/ to some extent. Most days she refuses to sit on the potty before we go somewhere, it's so frustrating!!!! I just want her to try so she doesn't pee all over her seat!!!! UGH!

On a positive note she woke up at 12:30 this morning came in to me and when I suggested she use the potty she actually did and she peed a lot! Maybe today will be an easier day!
post #208 of 273
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I'm not sure that people really do anymore. I mean, maybe if they have extremely verbal and/or large two year olds, but for the most part people seem to wait until their kids are outgrowing the largest size of pull-ups and/or they want to enroll them in a preschool program which requires that kids be out of diapers. I think that when they start before kids are ready, they spend at least a year or two in Pull-ups. At least. I've met kids who were supposedly potty training for three years.

I've got some major issues with Pull-ups, I always have. I just remember thinking that it was such a stupid idea, that parents would realize they were just diapers that didn't open up and they'd never go for it. I was really surprised that they stuck around for so long. They're useful, don't get me wrong, but I certainly don't refer to them as "big-kid pants," but "pull-on diapers." I find it offensive that Pampers advertises their Feel-n-learn trainers as "the fast track to potty training," when they don't even come in a size smaller than five. I mean, I know my kids are somewhat small for their ages, but BeanBean couldn't wear a size five *now*, and he hasn't worn a diaper at all for 9 or 10 months. In fact, my six-year-old neice (who is big for her age) is the only child I've personally met who ever wore a diaper that size, and she was four years old. This is a child who is now, at six, wearing a bigger shoe than I wore in the third grade! I'd have been eight or nine before I'd have been able to wear a diaper that big.

When they first came out, I snickered and sang a parody of their song:

I'm a big kid, look what I can do!
Been wearing these damn things since I was two!
Mommy, wow!
I'm in college now!

post #209 of 273
Rynna- Hear I see two different schools of thought. One put them in pull ups at age two and say they are potty trained. The parents usually put the kid on the potty whenever they think about it and change the pull up abou t7 times a day.

Or they put their kid in underwear and every 15-20 minutes take them to the potty to sit on it for a couple of minutes and hope for the best. These friends generally have about 100 pairs of underware.

Either way w/ the kid want to do it, it seems like a lot of stress and mess for a kid who's just not there yet! YK?

We had a mile stone this afternoon. Lily came running up to me holding herself yelling I got pee!! And then she actually went into the bathroom and peed.

I really kinda wish she was still in diapers. I don't miss washing them of dealing w/ them but this type of potty training is too freaking stressful!
post #210 of 273
I've been surprised, though; here on MDC there seems to be a new wave of early potty-training competitiveness (I mean on other threads; those lunatics out there). And elsewhere too. Among my IRL friends there seems also to exist this race to toilet-training. I mean, if your kid does it, great, but I have no intention of monitoring his eliminations until he can do so himself, without an "accident."

My personal observation of pull-ups is they seem to delay potty training, and many children need them at night until 7 or 8 years old! I think even if one used sposies one should switch to cloth when toilet training. Aside from the idea of pull-ups just being silly.
post #211 of 273
We love pull-ups in our house. Switched to sposies for Lil after Quinn was born (tandem nursing...her bm/solid food poos were NASTY!!! ) and quickly moved into pull-ups. I don't consider them training pants, advanced diapers or anything other than a disposable diaper that I can get on her standing up....which creates much less of a battle than trying to get her to lie down.

That being said...now that she's not nursing so much and her poo's are a little less disgusting I'm anxious to get her back in cloth because I agree with Liz that cloth is much more effective for potty awareness.

Sandi ~ Got the dipes today!!! Thanks! That was fast!
post #212 of 273
Well, by saying they were silly I meant those parents who tell their kids that they're underwear when they're really a pull-up diaper, hence the name. Then those parents wonder why their kids are peeing in them.

I kind of liked those "convertible" diapers huggies launched but they seem hard to find, if they even exist anymore. They would really suit me now, because it's often easier to diaper him standing, but the convertibles seemed to fit better since you could tighten them with the tabs.

My PA property closed this morning! Despite eleventh-hour calls to attorneys yesterday and all kinds of other stress and unnecessary freaking out on my part, it's done. The money's not in my bank account yet, though, so I can't go celebratory spending or anything. Though in my case, read "paying bills" for "celebratory spending." And paying my mother-in-law back the deposit on our new house.

My MIL and FIL went to see our new house yesterday. They were traveling upstate and decided to drive by, and said hello to the seller, and she invited them in. My MIL said, oh no, of course not, we barged in on you as it is, etc but my FIL, who does this kind of thing all the time, , said, yes, I want to see it (he hadn't seen it yet). So they went in there while the seller was making dinner, , but she was very nice and talked with them about renovations she'd planned to make herself and my in-laws have all these ideas about what rooms could be where (which were ideas I'd already had : ). So I will feel much better when I've paid them back the money they lent us. I know that's silly of me but I get very uneasy about perceived invasions of my personal space, and that's probably my problem, but I'll just feel better. I also insisted to dh that if we build a guest house it has to be with our money, not theirs, because it has to be ours. Is that awful? Maybe because I'm an only child, or maybe because we have such a rocky past (with them not talking to us for months at a time), that I am reluctant to enter into some kind of arrangement like that. I want people to be welcome and visit every weekend, of course, but I want it to be my welcome, and I want other visitors to have as much priority, just as I ask my MIL if it's convenient to come stay with her. I ask again, is that awful? My family dynamic is non-existent, so I have no frame of reference for discerning healthy involvement from smothering. Something I need to be aware of for my relationship with my children. I could go the same way as my mother, or be totally overbearing to compensate and try to be "close."
post #213 of 273
Sorry, I lost track of this thread somehow.

No potty training here. We did EC until about 14 months and she's been on a potty strike nearly ever since.

Liz, I think your reactions are pretty normal and I would feel *exactly* the same way. Money is such a tool and so it is better not to put it in people's hands if one can avoid it. I am coming to recognize in myself that my own need for privacy (and respect for my space) is valid and can be insisted upon without trying to alter another's behaviour but just by stating my limits.
post #214 of 273
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Originally Posted by LizD
I've been surprised, though; here on MDC there seems to be a new wave of early potty-training competitiveness (I mean on other threads; those lunatics out there). And elsewhere too. Among my IRL friends there seems also to exist this race to toilet-training. I mean, if your kid does it, great, but I have no intention of monitoring his eliminations until he can do so himself, without an "accident."
Exactly! This is why we're still putting diapers on BooBah at night (though last night, as frequently happens, she woke in the middle of the night and removed it). This morning I asked her to use the toilet, and she said she didn't need to, so I told her, "It's your choice, you can either use the toilet or wear a diaper. If you wear underpants, you use the toilet." She doesn't like diapers, and it's her decision; I know for a fact that she's capable of using the toilet.

Oh, and she hasn't pooped in a diaper in some time; the last time she did, she'd had some milk. Honestly, I'm more than happy with that. I hate poop, but if I'm only wiping occasional poopy buns, it's all good. Unlike her brother, BooBah has never had a poop accident in underpants. Hooray for poopy toilet!!
post #215 of 273
Here's an update on Greaseball in case any of you missed it! Sounds like she's doing much better.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=490750
post #216 of 273
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how odd.. i was reading her blog just the other day. the breast implants really blew my mind... then again, I've got the biggest, saddest boobs ever. *lol* one of the things that i love about nursing is that there are times of the day when my boobs are round and almost "perky," the way they were before BeanBean was born. *lol*

I have to admit, though, that I do hope to have a boob job one day. one of those lifts, where they cut a keyhole shape around the nipple and then fold it up higher, you know? i'd love to have "perky" boobs again. *lol*
post #217 of 273
I saw it but it got locked before I had a chance to say Hi. That one person got pretty brutal, so much for support. Thanks though!
post #218 of 273
Breast implants give me the heebie-jeebies. The thought of any foreign object in the body totally creeps me out to no end, though... I'm really lucky in the boob department, though. I'm certainly not as perky as I was pre-kids, but I can still run around braless and my C-cups manage just fine. I've been told by a couple of midwives that I have peculiar texture/very dense breast tissue. I'm finding that even though I'm 4-5 lbs under my pre-kids weight my breasts are definitely a lot bigger than they used to be!

You all have all seen The Shape of a Mother website, right? I keep thinking about submitting my story/pictures, but can't quite work up the nerve yet.
post #219 of 273
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That website is something else!

But honestly, it leaves me feeling more depressed than inspired.... Bella is now 4 months old, and doing well, so I'm in that "I really shouldn't be eating much at all" stage. I try to keep busy so that I just end up eating with the kids, but I find myself feeling depressed about it every time.
post #220 of 273
Oh, I know how you feel! Takes so long sometimes.... The thing is it's so simple: eat less and exercise more. Yet somehow that is so hard!

And I hope you're lucky, Queenofcups, but until your kids have been weaned a good year or two with no pregnancies, you don't know what you'll end up with. And it's often not what you expected I am looking forward to breast implants! But he's only gone a week without nursing so I have to wait a while....I don't care about size but I do care about them looking pretty and not sagging grotesquely. I do care about being attractive and what *I* think is attractive, so I definitely want them. I have already consulted with a wonderful doctor down here- NYC or SFL are the places to do this!

The thread is unlocked again. I didn't see whatever caused it to be locked; I guess a lot of posts have been removed? That only makes me desperate to know what happened!!!!:

I don't have my money yet! The bank screwed up the wire transfer, so the title co ups'd a check overnight which didn't get here on time, so it didn't go into the bank and still isn't here. : And of course a check will be held at the bank, god knows how long. : And they held $10k in escrow for my inheritance tax issues to be cleared up. The closing almost didn't happen on time, but I had my grandfather's lawyer call the title company and suddenly they'd dropped every issue. Then I found out my lawyer is also the County Commissioner, hahaha. Didn't even know I was still so well-connected!

I don't know if Rowan is ever getting his last four molars, but he's been drooling and not sleeping well. And using a pacifier and a bottle since he's not being nursed. But that's ok with me.

Did I tell youse all that he has a dead tooth in front?
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