Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Levi is sick and nothing is right.

The good side to sickness is that he just wants to be held all the time. This is also the bad side. He also wants to nurse for what feels like FOREVER to me. It feels like he ALWAYS wants to nurse. I'm thankful that we are still doing it because it allows me to pass on immunities to him. Yes, he is 14 months and I'm still nursing, but I'm planning on weaning him soon. After he gets over this coughing and cold mess I think we will begin the weaning process.

He has been peeing on the potty quite a bit lately and I'm pretty amazed at how often he's been able to keep himself dry. With the sickness, however, he has been less of an EC'er as we all would if we were in his shoes. :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

a new trick

Here's something I have learned this week. I don't know if this is okay or not, but when I put Levi on his potty I have his little space heater blowing hot air on him as hard as possible. He almost always pees when I do this. It's like the warmth helps him or something. This afternoon his diaper was almost completely dry when I took it off of him. Then he peed a lot.

Still don't know what to do about the poops though.

Yeah. That's my story

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And we are back on the saddle

I've been meaning to post this week. I thought EC was done. Or maybe we were taking a long break. Then, last week I put Levi on his potty and praised him just for SITTING STILL. I was like, "Yeah Levi! Good job!" and then we sat there for a minute and he peed.

He's done it a few more times. He always pees while watching the bath fill. (Ben and I laugh that it's probably the excitement and the sound of the water combined, he just can't help himself and he makes a little puddle in front of the tub. At least it's not IN the tub). So this week I got a brain and put him on his potty while it filled and he, amazingly, peed. We haven't had any poops yet, but sometimes he lets loose of gas when he's sitting on it, so I think that helps.

It's a continual learning and growing process. These past 14 months have gone by so quickly, I thought the potty training process would feel longer. But I think because of all the changes he's gone through: sitting up, scooting, crawling, walking, and a million other things, that potty training hasn't felt like a big deal.

So there's my story for this week. Just watch, next week will be NOTHING. :) But such are the ups and downs of parenting, am I right or am I right?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I started a new blog about my life. I just thought My EC Experience is soon coming to an end. Now that Levi is 14 months, he's not that into the potty. He's very distracted by his new ability to walk and all the things in our house that he can discover. I have a feeling he will be an outdoors man because he LOVES to be outside. He will literally go and stand at the door and scream for us to let him out. I tell him he needs to put on his shoes first, and a coat, so he is very agreeable as I put those on (because he knows what's coming) and I let him out.

Anyways, we still have potties throughout the house, and I will continue to talk to him about going on the potty, but right now he is anything but interested. Maybe I need to pick up my book again. Maybe I have lost hope? I'm not sure.

I will update if anything happens. :) Thank you to all my faithful readers.

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