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one plus of having to pee all the time, I always offer the potty to DD when I go, so we're making a little progress on the potty-learning front. I'm really hoping to have her at least mostly going on the potty by the time the new baby is here. I do not want to have to wash diapers for two kids, family cloth, and postpartum mama cloth, and regular laundry for a family of four.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">one plus of having to pee all the time, I always offer the potty to DD when I go, so we're making a little progress on the potty-learning front.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That's awesome!<br><br>
I'm hoping to EC right from the start with this one. I didn't know anything about it last time, so we didn't start with DD until she was 7 months. But she picked it right up, and she was completely using the potty by just over a year old. Fingers crossed that this little one picks it up quickly too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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yeah, we didn't know about EC before DD was almost a year. and we did start offering the potty at that point, but so far I haven't gotten her using it consistently more than 2 times a day because DF doesn't really take her if I'm working. now that I'm not going to work (technically still employed, but not actually working) I think we're going to start doing better. really looking forward to doing EC from birth with this one (though we may only manage to EC part-time)
 

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Yep, my 2yo dd is potty learning, too. I'm really proud of her progress! When we're home and she's in her panties, she can get herself to her potty, take off her pants and undies and go. Dh said she even took off her diaper last night to pee in the potty, which is a first! We don't really go out much, but when we have I've just had her in a diaper. I think we'll be going shopping tomorrow with my girls, so I may take her to a few potties while we're out and see what happens.<br><br>
I don't think we're going to EC with twins, but I do intend to start potty learning a lot earlier. Hopefully, as soon as they're sitting securely. It's a lot tougher if you wait long enough until they get to the ornery stage. LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't think we're going to EC with twins, but I do intend to start potty learning a lot earlier. Hopefully, as soon as they're sitting securely. It's a lot tougher if you wait long enough until they get to the ornery stage. LOL</div>
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Ugh, tell me about it. DS flat out REFUSES to try the potty....even after the promise of superhero underpants! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ugh, tell me about it. DS flat out REFUSES to try the potty....even after the promise of superhero underpants! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"></div>
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Have you actually bought the underwear so he can try them on? My dd was so excited when she first put on her panties. She'd pooped in the potty once but no pee before that. She didn't really get pee pee for almost 2 weeks after, but she much preferred to have something on rather than nothing.
 

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I gave up on EC - too much laundry for us that we have to do at the laundromat. But like a couple of you mentioned, having to pee every 2 hours really helped me train DS! What I feel I've learned is that they have to be ready and willing. Trying too early with DD was a big, stressful mistake.<br><br>
I had my 20 u/s today. Baby looks great! Still a little placenta previa. We had intended to wait to find out (as we did with the other two) until birth, but DH was super late and missed the u/s. My phone went out and his didn't ring, so he walked in right at the tail end.<br><br>
As I was there by myself, I asked for a peek. I couldn't keep it a secret from him, either. I'm so glad we found out! I feel much more excited. Girl!!!
 

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lyss, that is great news!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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DS is ready but unwilling to potty learn.<br><br>
I tried ECing with him from about 2 months old. I caught a few the first week, just by putting him on the potty right after he woke up. But then he realized what was going on and didn't want to cooperate. He would hold his body rigidly straight so I couldn't sit him on the potty. I tried holding him over the bathtub, but he could hold in his pee for hours. As soon as I gave up and diapered him, then he would let it go.<br><br>
For about a year now, he has spent most of his time diaperless. His own choice. Then he asks for a diaper when he needs to pee. If we suggest the potty, he gets furious at us. I figured he had some kind of fear he couldn't express. We tried many kinds of potties.<br><br>
My MIL thought I was just being lazy, so she took him for a few weekends and tried. He wouldn't sit on hers either.<br><br>
Then about a month ago I think he had some scratch that hurt when he peed. And he got the idea to hold it forever. He was just never going to pee. If he didn't let me diaper him, he wouldn't have to pee, right? Toddler logic. So, for the first few days I couldn't dress him to go out anywhere. I didn't have anything that had to be done, so we went with it to see what happened. (But every time he fell asleep I diapered him.) When he was unable to hold the pee in anymore, he would get panicky, and then finally let it go in a puddle on the floor. (Still about half of his pees were getting in the diapers that I put on him when he fell asleep. He would pee first thing in the morning or after his nap, then take it off.) So I kept my eyes open for the panic stage, and then locked us in the bathroom. When he started peeing on the floor, I moved the potty under him so it would be caught. After about a week of catching a few per day like that, there were 2 times that he stepped up to the potty and aimed.<br><br>
Since he deliberately aimed for the potty twice, I thought we were getting somewhere. But then I got sick and couldn't keep locking us in the bathroom and waiting for 15-30 minutes for him to lose control and start peeing. And then we had a week of having to do a lot of things out of the house, and so I diapered and dressed him (against his will) and he would take advantage of being diapered to pee in them.<br><br>
Now he is back to asking for a diaper when he needs to pee. When I have tried refusing, he gets one and diapers himself. But a few times I have seen him to in the bathroom and look at the potty like he is considering it. So maybe he will decide to use it soon.
 

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DD isn't really attached to her diapers, so that's not a problem (she will take them off to pee on the floor if we let her). right now she is willing to go on the potty, and knows when she has to pee, she just doesn't usually tell us. but we're getting there.
 

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DS is extremely strong willed and has a really dramatic reaction to the potty ("NOOOOOOOO!!!!!"). I've bought underpants and he's worn (and peed in) them a few times. In my experience, he's very, very rigid about things until HE decides that HE wants to do them....and then he tends to catch on pretty quickly. Right now I'm just patiently waiting him out because I know that he WILL do it...when he's ready. DD was a little later on the potty learning too, so I was prepared. I've got to say though, if I had the ability to aim when I peed, I'd be learning as soon as I could! (and I've told DS that).<br><br><br><br>
In other news, I'm not feeling a whole lot of kicks, but I'm feeling lots of strong ROLLLLLLLLLING today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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i am eating soooo many kalamata olives right now. and otherwise eating a lot, and enjoying it. such a nice change. also really looking forward to winter for some reason.<br><br>
is everyone excited about halloween? any cool costumes?
 

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I've been loving olives too... I can't wait for Halloween! We had a party last weekend and it was so much fun. Bobbing for apples and decorating Halloween cut out cookies was super fun. We also had hot spiced cider, warming on a cast iron wood burning stove, very atmospheric and fun.
 

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So who has woken up with TERRIBLE leg cramps?? I wake up in such pain and I grab DH... he always thinks I'm dying. They pass in about 30 seconds or so. I need to drink more water!
 

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Cal/mag really helps with the leg cramps, too. Take some before bed!
 

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I can't remember exactly offhand, but potassium or magnesium is supposed to help leg cramps. Eat more bananas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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leg cramps, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and water.<br><br>
was up until 4am last night. had insomnia, then when I was about ready to settle down, DD woke up and it took over an hour to get her back to sleep (usually she will just nurse back to sleep, but not last night), after she finally went back to sleep I was starving and needed a snack. 4am. then it still took me a while to fall asleep.
 

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happy halloween!!
 

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Thanks!! DH and some friends just went to Chipotle dressed as Kraft singles ($2 burritos if you dress as a processed food). I am staying home and answering the door. I like seeing all the kids at Halloween, but I hate the un-costumed 12 rude 12 year olds that come around. DH gives them a hard time, but always gives them candy. "What are you?" "Uhhh.... a scary guy?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks!! DH and some friends just went to Chipotle dressed as Kraft singles ($2 burritos if you dress as a processed food). I am staying home and answering the door. I like seeing all the kids at Halloween, but I hate the un-costumed 12 rude 12 year olds that come around. DH gives them a hard time, but always gives them candy. "What are you?" "Uhhh.... a scary guy?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"></div>
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totally. I can't believe some parents let their kids go out without a costume. I TOTed until I was 17, but I always had something that was recognizable as a costume.
 
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