PLease bear with me. I WANT to be positive about this, but I am honestly struggling and could use some support.
~History......We adopted a puppy 3 months ago...one week after I nightweaned ds. Chloe(puppy) was 12 weeks old. She is now 6 mos old(lg breed) and she has been constantly sick....we've yet to go 1 week w/o her vomitting,or having explosive loose stools. She has been diagnosed with food allergies and IBS. Actually she threw up today, but it was small, and today is day 7 of her record. I have done TONS AND TONS of gross laundry as you might have guessed. We have her on a "clean" diet, and she is improving.
~During all of this time, I am struggling with recovery from sleep deprivation,and committed to washing ds's cloth dipes. MORE GROSS LAUNDRY!!
~I have endometriosis, and cannot have anymore dc-ds is my last baby.
~I have recently changed dd's HSing curricula, and it is way more time consuming.
~PRESENT- Ds has decide that *THIS* IS THE WEEK THAT HE WANTS TO POTTY LEARN. And man has he been successful.....one accident in 48 hours!!!!! He has even pooped twice in the toilet! Refuses to wear a dipe. (I had to wait till he was asleep tonight to put his dipe on-and MAN will I pay for THAT when he wakes up and discovers he is in a dipe!!!)
I could care less if he learns this week or not.......I really don't mind his dipe washing-as long as I catch his poops fairly soon before they squish! But dh and dd are VERY encouraging, dh thinnks this is a good thing-it will lessen my "load"(HA! I made a pun!!!) and will, by mid-summer,make my life easier with both puppy and ds and dd-all adjusting to our new positions/growths in life.
PLease share with me YOUR stories!! Everytime dd goes into the potty, he wants no less than 4 books read to him......fine, except I have dd at the table waiting for me to correct her spelling, puppy wanting us to "reunite" with the pack-and so is barking loudly!!!!!
Tommorrow(crap,I always spell that wrong!) I am going to fill the bathroom sink with warm water and Lavender Aromatherapy everytime he goes inthere-at least I will be relaxed-when coming back out!!! LOL!!!!!
PLEASE SHARE IF YOU ARE IN SYNC WITH ME!!!!!!!!!