Friday, April 30, 2010

Walking and Peeing

Here's an update on how things are going here.

David is still potty learning. I think that he knows how to hold his pee now. He does not, however, know how to release it when he sits on the potty. Our floors have been well christened. I need to hear lots of potty training success stories so that I don't just put him back in diapers. He's not frustrated, but I sure am. David is becoming quite a little boy. He is very pensive. He notices everything and remembers most things. He sings all of the time!! (Except at storytime when he refuses to do anything. It's the introvert in him, I guess.)

Harrison's walking!!! He's not walking well yet, but he does it often. Hopefully, I'll be able to put a video of it on here. Harrison has also learned to wave, clap his hands, and pick his nose. We're more proud of some of those things than others. :-)

Both boys have colds. Yuck!! I hope they don't lead to infections and antibiotics, but they always have in the past. Here's a video that has David singing and Harrison walking and waving.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This was about 2 months ago. It's my favorite.

Harrison - about 8 months

Fishy Fishy

I love watching my boys grow and learn. Harrison is progressing so fast. I forgot how much they learn in a day when they're that age!! He walked last night. John figured out that he needs a "launching pad" to start from. It won't be long before he's doing it all the time. He stood up all by himself this morning. (Without pulling up on anything.) Now, he's cruising around, babbling, and playing peekaboo with a blanket. I'm hopeful that David will get this potty learning thing. He's excited about getting to wear the underwear. He told me this morning, "I don't get pee pee on Percy." No pee yet this morning, but his underwear is still dry, so that's something.
I really need new pictures, but my camera needs new batteries. I just said, "Hey, Harrison," and he waved at me. It's so cute. I need to get it on video.
I was doing a finger puppet show of "The Three Little Pigs" yesterday before John came home. I really need to do more "play" with them. They both really love it, even though Harrison mostly wanted to eat the little pig. I'm going to go see if I have any videos I can put on.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Potty Training: Day two

I'm going to start on a happy note. I was looking at a picture of David at 10 months, and I thought it looked alot like that picture of Harrison from almost 10 months. What do you think?

Potty training is not fun. I need to make it more fun. Learning should be fun, and he is learning something new!!!!

Good things: David is learning to pull up and pull down his underwear. I need to see that as success!!!

Bad things: Maybe I shouldn't dwell. Tomorrow is another day. Let's just say it was really messy.

On another note, I think Harrison has a cold. He is coughing in his crib. He has his well baby visit tomorrow. Ironic, huh. I think he's always sick during his well baby visits. I wonder if they'll give him his shots or not.

Told you I was a horrible blogger!!

Okay, so it's been 6 months since I wrote a blog. But, I watched "Julie and Julia" yesterday, so I'm reinspired to try again. Here goes.

Last week or so when I opened David's pack of diapers, I vowed that it would be our last pack (not including pull-ups). So, everytime I put a clean diaper on him, I told him, "When all these diapers are gone, we're going to wear underwear." He would say, "I don't want to wear underwear. I want to wear a diaper." And I would say, "That's okay, but that's what's going to happen." On Saturday when they ran out, we put on underwear, and he was okay with it.
So, here we go. He has peed in the potty a few times when I've taken him to go, but he hasn't figured out the asking to go thing yet. Pray that I have patience with him and that he has patience with me.

Harrison is growing up so fast. He isn't a baby anymore, I think he's pretty much a toddler now. He's almost gotten all 4 top teeth at once. He's got one left to break through the gums. Poor baby!! He had a three day low grade fever when they first started coming in. I know the doctors say that fevers don't come from teething, but that was his only symptom. He's trying his best to learn to walk. He cruises everywhere, and he can take a few steps.
Here's hoping I'll do better at this. But, I'm no good at getting the pictures to go where I want them to go. So, please help me with that if you're good at it. Thanks!