Monday, February 9, 2009

Big Boy Potty!

Well, I am excited to say that on Saturday Sam went potty in the toilet for the first time! We aren't potty training him, and we don't even have a potty for him, so it just kind of happened. He has slowly started to show little signs that he has been ready though. I just wanted to wait until things settle down with the baby to try...and I don't want to do it unless he is ready. Anyway, he tells me lately when he goes in his diaper and stuff, so he recognizes it, and on Saturday I was running his bath water after his hair cut and he was standing naked on the bath matt and he goes, "Sam pee pee," and I turned to see him starting to pee on the rug, so I told him to stop, which he did (also a good sign!), and then Dave came in and held him over the toilet and we told him, "Okay, Sam, go pee pee in the potty like daddy...like a big boy!" (saying "like a big boy" always works with him...he loves being called a big boy), and he went! It was kind of on and off for a minute, but he went and he LOVED it. He thought it was so cool and was laughing and smiling the whole time. So of course, we made a big deal and clapped when he was done and told him how much of a big boy he was. Ever since then, he has now started to develop another sign that he is ready, which is, when he goes poo poo he hides. He did that yesterday morning before church and was hiding around the corner and wouldn't let me see. I think we will be potty training our boy sooner than we thought!!! Which will be soooo nice not to have to change two different diapers! Next time we get the chance to go to town and go to the store we are going to get him his own potty.

Anyway, unfortunately, there is nothing new to report with the baby. I have felt closer and closer every day, and honestly felt like yesterday was going to be the day...but I don't know if that was intuition or just wishful thinking. My contractions have felt differently since yesterday morning and I have had SO much more pressure (as if I thought that was even possible) down there...and overall, I just feel differently. So I know it's close! We have been trying "home remedies" to induce myself, so we'll see...

4 comments:

Christa Johnson said...

wow! and Wow! I can't believe Sam is doing so well. He looks so cute with his new haircut. And I am also hoping that this ever present storm will put you in labor!!!!! Either way it will be really soon. (Probably not soon enough for you... and I TOTALLY understand how you are feeling, it brings back so many memories!)

Anonymous said...

She's in labor as I type.
2/10/09 730am MT
Grandpa

The Smaellies said...

Yeah for Sam! And yeah for Jenni! Can't wait to see the new little one!

Josh and Krystal said...

I have been thinking about you guys all week! Happy birthdayS to both of your boys and good luck with your newest one. I think Joshua is a fabulous name! :)