elsanne-sorry about Sol's UTI. G had one of those when he was 6 mo. old, but I didn't treat it homeopathically (that was actually the whole incident that got me back on track with the natural methods, for the most part.) Anyway, I don't have any advice for you as G never got another one. I do have a
for ya, for what it's worth!
FF: the ER run sounds crazy. I'm glad W was fine, but sorry you had to listen to all that before you knew.
heather: glad you had a fun trip, sorry for the lack of sleep.
renae: I'm glad you had a peaceful weaning. It's amazing how when it's the right time, it's just not really a big deal. It's just right.
I'm so glad to finally be able to sit and write something to you all! It's been a crazy few days. We found out Wednesday that dh's mom decided to come for a visit on Saturday and leave Monday (yesterday). Quick in and out, but it still required the same preparation for company as a longer visit...and we'd just had my mom here! But, we're glad she got to come for the time she could. We also had G's birthday party yesterday. It was a combo b-day party/Memorial Day BBQ and we only had 5 kids total (including G). Not too bad. The parents were here, too, so that helped. And, MIL got G a little frog pool for the backyard which was a big party hit (for all except for G who didn't want to get in it.) Luckily, G warmed up after the swimming and participated in the Stick the Tail on the Donkey and Pinata, and of course, he loved the birthday cake part (it was an ice cream cake from the grocery store). Mostly, he just liked joining the pack of kids and running around the backyard (the kids were all older; 6, 5, 4, 3). The older girls really liked to look after him. He had a good time and was really warmed up by 8, when everyone went home.
In the midst of this, I caught whatever dh came home from his retreat with: sore throat, slight cough, come and go fever. G got some of it, too. In fact, he spent most of Saturday afternoon on the couch and didn't even want his mac 'n' cheese for dinner. He was pretty pathetic, so grandma didn't get to see him at his best. He didn't really sleep at all on Friday night, so dh and I didn't either. And, I was feeling better yesterday, but after being on my feet most of the day, my legs ached so badly that I didn't sleep well last night either. G is mostly better; I just gotta get some more sleep and I think I'll recover. Whew! It's been a busy few days. No more company for 2 weeks, so we have some time to recover.
I did a daring thing today: I put G in training pants and told him these are a step up to the Cars and Elmo underwear we bought him. I told him to tell me if he needed to pee or poop. I'd also ask him and he's say no, so I just said "let's go take a potty break." He peed in his little potty. Then he just came to me and said his tummy hurt, which he's been saying lately before he needs to poop. He decided he wanted a diaper back on so he could poop. I asked him to tell me when he goes so the nice dry training pants can go on him. So, it's a start. He has consistently used the potty at night before bed for a while, but it seemed like he just might need a little nudge to progress. We'll see.
Lots of laundry today and we have some strawberries to pick from our little garden! Just a low key day to recover from our crazy weekend.
Oh yeah, and we don't have a b-day present for G yet. I think I want to get him some Lincoln Logs, but Wal-Mart is my only option since I've waited so long, and I despise Wal-Mart.