Monthly Archives: June 2012

Check-in

It’s getting harder to write on a regular basis. We’re all doing well and the day-to-day is pretty routine. It’ll change somewhat once Curly starts his new school in the Fall, but for the most part, everything’s been good. We are just a few days away from our annual week-long (and much-needed) beach vacation. We’ll be sharing a house with Nutella’s parents, and it’s just a couple minutes walk from the sand. We’ll also have some friends visiting for a few days, and are going to have one of the most awesome blogland meet-ups ever ­čÖé

This morning we had a progress meeting with Curly’s main daycare teacher. He’s doing well – on par in most areas including gross motor, social, language, art and music… a little behind in the area of numbers, letters and fine motor skills. Not┬ásurprising┬áto us. We may find he has some future challenges in these areas, but that makes us feel even more relieved that he will be in a Montessori environment and not a traditional school setting where he may end up falling through the cracks. We’ll see what happens. He is basically day-time potty trained now, even to the point of asking when he needs to go, not just being kept on a schedule. Who knew that having him say “I need to poop” would feel just as amazing as “I love you”?

So that’s what’s going on with us. Pictures to come when we’re back from vacation.

We’ve got Pride!

This was the first year we’ve taken Curly to both the parade and the festival.┬á His favorite part? When the illegally parked white BMW was towed from the parade route right in front of us.

Ready for the parade!

Shhh….

I know we shouldn’t be doing this, but we are. Yes, yes…in the past whenever we talked about Curly sleeping through the night, the next night he would be up twice. And then when we’d say what a wonderful eater he was, he would suddenly get very picky. But this news, despite the fact that we might be jinxing things, must be shared, so here goes.

Curly seems to be…well, it rhymes with “gotty-chained.”┬á And it means that he is now wearing the cutest REAL underwear. Not pull-ups, and not training pants, but actual, adorable underwear that looks like this:

And this:

(I am seriously jealous of my son’s ridiculously cute underwear)

Here’s how this week went so far. On Monday, we put him in underwear and sent him to school, fearing the worst. When we picked him up, he was in the SAME underwear which was clean and dry and his teachers raved about how he peed in the potty all day. Things to note are that he did not need to poop until the evening, which he did at home in the potty, and he didn’t take a nap that day. When we picked him up on Tuesday, we received the tell-tale bag of clothes. His underwear was full of poop which I had to hose off in the yard. It made us very weary of the rest of the week. But Wednesday he was clean and dry again (no nap though), and he had ASKED to use the potty at school to poop. Same thing again on Thursday (plus an hour long nap!). He has begun consistently holding his pee and/or asking to pee or poop in the potty. It feels like a freaking miracle to be honest. Just this morning, he was in the middle of eating his breakfast and said “Mommy, I need to go poop” and I rushed to put him on the potty and he DID. That signing time potty video, where they sing “Stop what you’re doing and GO (potty)” has really sunk in, and he’s started saying that with conviction.

I cannot convey the emotion I feel when I say We. Are. Overjoyed.

Of course there will be accidents, and we’re not ready to do naps at home without pull-ups yet until a couple trial runs, since he normally sleeps 2-3 hours , but we are so proud of him and delightfully shocked that he is at this point.

And seriously, his little butt looks so damn cute in underwear.