Saturday, October 20, 2007


**WARNING: possible TMI ahead!**

This afternoon we had the first successful "deposit" in the potty...and also the SECOND!!! While she didn't exactly indicate that she needed to go, the air had become perfumed with "the funk" (as we like to call it) and she was squatting and grunting a bit so I ran her to the potty. Once seated, nothing happened for a few minutes so I distracted her with Where is Thumbkin? until --at last!--the pooping commenced. I clapped and cheered for her and as she is very self affirming, she clapped for herself also. She started grunting again about 40 minutes later so I put her back on the potty and although she did get a few nuggets out before she was seated, most of it went where it should. Much clapping and cheering again ensued. Yay, POOP!!! in the POTTY!!! NO DON'T TOUCH IT!!!


Friday, October 19, 2007

Welcome to the world, Wee Cousin Wallis!

Congratulations to Chad and Lindsey on the birth today of their son, Carmine Dante!!! He was born at 9:30 am this morning weighing in at 8lbs 7oz and measuring 20" long. (I'll add a photo once the proud parents have a chance to get some posted.) Much love to you all and we can hardly wait to meet the little guy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Current score:
Oopses 3
Hurrays 0

So one trial is over and a new one begins...the dreaded potty training! We started off the morning watching a DVD called "It's Potty Time." Then I put her in some big girl undies (which are really much too big altho they were the smallest I've been able to find). So far today, we've had a poop and 2 pees...none of which was in the potty. However, I have been able to get Sylvie to sit on her potty for upwards of 10 minutes at a go by reading to her. I am plying her with peanut butter and goldfish to amp up her thirstiness and keeping her sippy cup at the ready. Also at the ready: paper towels & antibacterial wipes! I'll try and post further updates as events warrant.