Well, this whole potty training experience is a mommy training experience too. I was getting frustrated because Levi wasn't pooping in his potty as much as before and I was quickly becoming disappointed in myself. Then tonight I realized that he just isn't pooping as much in general! I think before he was pooping about 6 times a day and now we are down to about 3... very interesting. I wanted so badly to catch a poop today I must have stuck him on his toilet like 30 times, no joke. Poor kid. Then I thought, what about the rhythms? Hasn't he pooped around 6:30 or 7 the past few nights? So I decided to try it. And it worked! My first poop in the potty since like Thursday!
I need to get a life... seriously.
I guess this is what being a mom is all about, the simple things, the little things that make our day. Little smiles and laughs, a good long nap, a sleeping baby through the busy grocery store. It's the littlest things that I never would have thought of before. How life changes when a child comes into the picture. I want to treasure these moments that I just get to sit on the floor and we just smile and laugh at each other. I love it how Levi smiles with his whole body, his eyes get big and his mouth comes open and his legs rock him back and forth as he gives a little squeal. Those are the best times. I am so fortunate, so blessed to be a mommy.
God continues to show me that I have no control over my life. I was reading in Matthew 23:12 today the scripture that says, "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." I was convicted anew of my own pride and my own desire for my self-exaltation. I want to learn to humble myself.
Thank you all for sharing in my thoughts today. I love you!