There are several things going on in our lives that I’ve touched on recently, but haven’t given you guys a good, clear update on. So today since I’m feeling totally uncreative and uninspired since we have family that have been reading this little blog, I thought I’d do just that.
We have pretty much nailed the going “tee-tee” in the big boy potty. Little Man is wearing regular, big boy underwear to bed during his naptimes, and has been waking up dry every time. Which has also led us to do away with his cup of water that he was accustomed to taking to bed with him when he laid down. He’s still wearing a pull up to bed at night (and taking a cup with him), but that’s not nearly as big of a deal to me. We haven’t had a whole lot of success with going #2. If I let him run around without pants/underwear on, he will come tell me when he has to go. But if he’s wearing big boy underwear? It seems to throw him, and I end up cleaning poopy pants (as he calls them). I’m hoping that he’ll grasp the concept soon. I keep reminding him that big boys go poopy in the big boy potty. I’m not using prizes or treats or any of that. Just praise and excitement and words of encouragement. I’m not too keen on the idea of bribing him into doing something that he HAS to do, regardless of whether he gets a prize or not.
Conceiving Baby #2…
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been having some serious issues with nausea, gag reflexes and cramping the past week or so. I keep the husband pretty informed on what’s going on, and he and I decided that I should take a HPT (home pregnancy test) just to see. So I took one yesterday morning. And it was negative. As I kind of figured it would be. I’m not ruling out the idea of being pregnant this first month just yet. According to my BBT (basal body temperature) charting, I did ovulate this month. I’ve been paying attention to the signs, and I’m thinking that the cramping I was feeling, was Ovulation Cramping, seeing as how it was only on my Right Side, and I’ve gotten them before during the time of ovulation. I also read somewhere that Ovulation can cause Nausea? But I’m not 100% sure about that.
Either way, I’m not crazy. I didn’t expect the pregnancy test to come back positive anyway, and truthfully, never really though that I was pregnant. The temperatures, the symptoms, the timing just didn’t add up. At least…not yet. Ask me again in a few weeks. I might have different news for you. Everything seems be lining up and positioning itself as it should. So, if all goes back on a normal 28 day cycle, then Aunt Flo should be paying me a visit around the second weekend in July. Which would mean, that if I did get pregnant this cycle, I would most likely find out around my birthday on July 17th. Which would be so appropriate.
(Note: I found out about my pregnancy with Little Man Mother’s Day Weekend 2008. How fun would it be to find out about pregnancy number two the weekend of my birthday? Not saying I will…just saying that would be fun.)
The Big Boy Bed…
I mentioned yesterday that we’ve been having some issues getting Little Man to stay in his bed at night. We haven’t quite figured out what to do to keep him there yet, other than just start bedtime routine about an hour before actual bedtime. The summer solstice was last night (the sun went down at a little after midnight, and was up again around 3:15-3:30ish. And I wonder why my kid can’t sleep?) and we are about to start losing daylight again. I’m hoping that when that happens, he gets back on a normal bedtime routine. It isn’t too terribly bad because he still takes one good two or two and a half hour nap every day. So, I can’t complain.
I guess that’s all for now.
Not much else going on to update all of you on.
Keep sending prayers and baby dust our way. We greatly appreciate it. And thank you to all of you who answered my request for prayers on Twitter Wednesday night. The reason for that request was because we were taking the pregnancy test on Thursday morning. I really knew the outcome subconsciously, and my prayer was that if that test was negative (and it was) that I would find peace and assurance in God’s will and his timing.
And I did.
So thank you.
Hope you all have a great Thursday!