Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Proud Parent Moments

Sunday we had a day of milestones for the Lung children. I wanted to blog about it that night but alas, I was tired and went to sleep soon after cleaning up after my sleeping children so I didn't get around to it.

Let's begin with Ophela...
 
 It all started late last week when Ophelia learned to stick out her tongue. By Sunday morning, she realized that she could also spit. She thought it was hilarious and did it off and on throughout the church service and the rest of the day. We thought it was cute too until at naptime when she spit and cooed for about a half hour before settling to sleep. At bedtime, she was even more fascinated by her abilities, staying awake hours past bedtime spitting and chatting. Finally, I fed her again then left her in bed spitting and eventually she fell asleep.

Unfortunately, over the past few days, these newfound abilities have really messed up Ophelia's sleep as she no longer wants to leave the soother in her mouth at naptime. She would much rather spit and make noises so this makes her incredibly motivated to pick the soother out of her mouth. She feels torn, though, because the minute she pulls the soother out, she gets upset and wishes she had it back in. Then once I help her put it back in, her hand is on it like a magnet, pulling it back out again.

I'm a bit at a loss about how I'm going to get her to nap in bed if she keeps this up. She's exhausted and has been mostly nursing to sleep while we've been out and about. This afternoon she was up about 5 hours...WAY too long for a 4 month old! I tried putting her down for a nap but after an hour in the room with her spitting the soother out and returning it to her mouth, I gave up and brought her back out to the living room.

I'm hoping the novelty of this new trick wears off soon or I'm going to have to find a new naptime strategy.

Now on to Sebby...
 
Over the past few weeks, I've been letting Sebby go without a diaper in the house so that he could practice using the potty more often. I'm not sure if he had more hits or misses but I do see progress. He almost always tells me when he is in the process of doing a poo or right after he finishes. He also really wants to wear underwear instead of diapers, last night he even wanted to wear them to bed! I told him that he can stop wearing diapers at night once he wakes up with dry diapers in the mornings.

Sunday afternoon he was playing in his room while I cooked dinner. He'd been quiet for awhile so I went to check on him and make sure he hadn't peed on the carpet in his room. Just then he ran to his potty and sat down. I asked him if he had to pee and he didn't say anything. A few minutes later he stood up and said, "WOW Momma. Poo!"

I was sooo excited! Not only did I not mention the potty but that was the first time that he has ever done a full poo in the potty!

He kept looking at it in the potty and marveling.

I even took pictures. Ha ha! 
Darren says no one would want to see it.

Comment if you want me to post a picture.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I think I'd like to see it. Um, not because I like photos of poop (although I have perused poo galleries in the past to figure out if Kiyomi was sick, haha), but because I want to join in the spirit of triumph of having a child go poop in the potty! :) Great job potty training (and good job, Sebby)!

Tarren said...

@Michelle - Thanks for your enthusiasm. Will send you a pic since I haven't heard from anyone else. Don't want to gross everyone else out.

Vanessa Strickland said...

Blaise is also spitting and blowing tons of raspberries. I think it's adorable. Hasn't messed up his sleep, though (not that his sleep isn't already messed up).
He's been rolling onto his stomach and waking himself up, though. Which has sucked even though it's super cute to see him poking his head up over the railing to look at me in my bed. :)

Tarren said...

Boo for waking himself up! I was worried about the rolling affecting her sleep also but thankfully hasn't, although she is back to sleeping in our bed at night, which we should work on but alas, I get more sleep this way.

Tarren said...

Boo for waking himself up! I was worried about the rolling affecting her sleep also but thankfully hasn't, although she is back to sleeping in our bed at night, which we should work on but alas, I get more sleep this way.

Tarren said...

Boo for waking himself up! I was worried about the rolling affecting her sleep also but thankfully hasn't, although she is back to sleeping in our bed at night, which we should work on but alas, I get more sleep this way.