Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Potty Training

I hope no one clicks on this post expecting to find great advice on the topic of potty training because I can promise you, it won't be here.  In fact, I would recommend avoiding my blog for all helpful tips on pregnancy and child-rearing, and certainly on conception, since let's face it.  I suck at all 3. 

Yeah, my kids are healthy and happy and very loved.  But am I doing things that follow any book ever written even loosely?  Not a chance.  We're paving our own way and enjoying it for the most part.  So potty training is the same thing.  I haven't read a book or asked much in the way of advice or even brainstormed on it much.  No clue what Pinterest says on this topic.  Shocking, right?!?

But anyways, here's our story in a nutshell.  Paisley got a potty chair right before her 2nd birthday.  I sat it out to let her get "curious".  She got interested and wanted to sit on it and play with it which I found disgusting.  One day, she wanted to pee on it.  And she did.  Which I thought was pretty darn impressive considering she wasn't even 2 yet. 

Then she'd ignore it, then she'd love it again and want to pee on it, and then hate it with passion.  Now, she still goes through phases where she'll only pee on the potty for 24-48 hours straight and then refuse to use it for the next 4 days.  And she's only pooped on it once and it was an accident.  Trust me.  She was freaked out by the experience and obviously thought it was "only a fart". 

With that said, she loves to poot on the potty.  Thinks it's hilarious.  And sadly, so do I.  We giggle together and celebrate like that's a good thing.  Back to not taking my parenting advice.  See what I mean.  My child also sings, "Hey, sexy lady...ooh..oooh..ooh.ooh.ooh" while waving her arm like a cowgirl.  Gotta love Gangnam Style.

So, we're about 5 months in to this very unofficial potty training that we're doing.  And honestly, I don't really care if we continue this for another 5 months.  It's easy-going and non-stressful.  I love the security and convenience of diapers.  And we're traveling to Vegas in February so I'd kinda prefer her in diapers on the plane.  Last thing I need is her deciding it's absolutely positively time to drop a deuce during take-off when we're 30 minutes from being able to "move about the cabin". 


  1. I've always wondered why people are in such a hurry to potty train their kids- diapers are SO easy! No accidents, and no stopping at nasty public restrooms. I have a friend who waited longer than any other friend (her daughter was 3) and she was trained in a matter of days- easy. I say just go with what's working for you- it's not like she won't be potty trained when she goes to kindergarten!

  2. I'm with you! I bought one of those seats that goes on the big potty (because little potty chairs just kind of disgust me lol) and my kids like to sit on it sometimes but never have peed in the potty. And I don't care. I don't really want to potty train them anyway until 1. They can take their pants on and off themselves and 2. They are in toddler beds and can get up to go to the bathroom themselves. So, yeah, we've got awhile to go lol. Jax shows really no interest - Addy tells me when she's poopy so that's a good sign. Plus, I have two and I'd really like to do it at the same time. So...for now, it's a thing we'll do sometime in the future. I'm glad Paisley shows interest though. And I do think potty training has to be not stressful - if you get into control battles over potty training, you'll have issues for a LONG time - I DO know that from providing therapy to children who have had issues with potty training. It's almost always because they have power and control issues with their parents!

  3. LOL sorry this post was highly entertaining hahaha Adult potty chairs are super gross. I am so glad we don't live 1785 where we would have to poop in a bowl or even better a dugout hole in the ground. But Im sure in 100 years, toilets will be looked at like a hole in the ground or a bucket. There will be some new invention where humans don't poop anymore or something. :) oh and can you please post video of Paisley doing Gangnam style! That would make my year.