A lot of happenings for our little family.
First, Brigham is kinda sorta potty-trained. We decided it was time to try the potty chair out. A lot of people say not to rush them but his preschool wants them to be potty-trained by three-years-old so they can move up to the next class. Brigham will be three in like three months (holy heck!) and we were feeling the pressure.
When we first got the potty out there was a lot of screaming, crying and running away. We realized we were pushing him too hard. So we put him in undies and waited for him to tell us. After a couple of days (and a lot of accidents) something finally clicked in that cute little head of his. Now he tells us almost every time he has to go. We still have an issue with #2 but I just know he’s going to get it very soon. I’m so proud of him! Less diapers to buy for this family!
Secondly, we transitioned Brigham’s crib to a toddler bed. I was really dreading this day since I love that crib. I’m attached to it because of course Brigham is still a baby, right? RIGHT? Okay, maybe not. So we changed it over and he did great! Slept like a baby! No getting up in the night or falling out. He also loves it. He feels like such a big boy in it. We do plan on getting him a real bed soon when I redo his room. But this is good practice in the mean time.
Third, I took Landon to the store because he has already outgrown his 4T pants. They are way too short on him. I think he just went through a growth spurt. So I was perusing in the little kid section and I was so confused because I couldn’t find size 5T. It suddenly dawned on me. He can’t shop in that section anymore! I got a huge lump in my throat as I ventured into the big kid section for the first time. I just can’t believe it. When you’re pregnant you never picture having a 4 1/2 year old. You only picture that snuggly newborn. But they grow up, too quickly I might add, and soon you’re shopping across the way where the big boys shop.
So, some big milestones for both my boys. It seems unreal to have a four and a 1/2-year-old and an almost three-year-old. I’m so glad they are healthy and growing. But at the same time, this mama’s heart longs for a newborn again. Oh, I love my boys so much it hurts.