Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gavin Lalapoopa!

All of my kids have zapped me with poop at some point in their lives. It's not a pleasant experience. It's one of those things that you don't know about before you have kids. I thought I'd dodged the bullet with Gavin since he had yet to get me...until today.

We'd had a pleasant day with going to church, swimming, and napping. I'd sewn a pair of comfortable shorts and had just put them on to wear. Gavin woke up from his nap and I was feeding him a bottle. Taylor originally was going to do it but I offered to get the bottle.

I started to notice a smell and couldn't believe how bad it was. I looked down and saw it was no longer in his diaper but all over me. I don't know how it was possible but it was dripping out all over my new shorts. I was holding him standing up hollering for help. Taylor launched herself downstairs and I heard her yell, "Everyone upstairs to help." They all ran upstairs and started gagging and laughing. Taylor got a towel and she took him to the changing station. Dylan got me a package of wipes and a plastic bag so I could clean myself up. They kept saying, "Oh mom, you're new shorts." Bummer I know. I know I'll miss the kids when they leave me but I will not miss that!

At least it wasn't at the pool!

Here's a picture of him pooping at the pool but it was contained.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Diary of a sleep deprived mom day ...whatever it is! I lost count.

Well, Liam woke up at 8:50pm, 11:04 pm, 1:30 am, 4 am, and 5:45 am. I did the first two shifts and Bill did the last two so at least I was able to get some sleep. Gavin was coughing a lot last night so I kept waking because of that too. Liam's figured out that he can get out of bed so he's been exploring early in the morning too.

The good news is that he's been accident free for a couple of days now. He ran to the potty this morning and produced a huge turd in the big potty (yeah! No cleaning the little potty seat for me!) He proudly flushed and then said he needed a hug. When I got him a diaper for his naptime I said, "Liam we need to but night night pants on."

He quickly said, "No it's a diaper." "Oh, but it's for night night!" I said.

He looked at me funny and said, "It's still a diaper." What a smart kid!

I then explained that it was to keep the sheets from getting wet. Okay. And with that he went to bed without a sound.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Diary of a sleep deprived mom day two.

Last night went way better. For one, I had lots of friends praying for us. Then I moved his potty chair next to the bed. That way he could just go rather than get woken up by the bathroom lights. I also didn't give him milk after lunch, only diluted apple juice. He woke up only twice, once at 11:44 and another time at 5:45.

Tonight Bill gave him milk so I will see if that makes a difference. He does seem to pee a lot more after he drinks that verses other things.

Hope all is well with everyone else. We had a great time visiting the M's in from Colorado/Washington. We don't see them often so it was fun. Some of them were Taylor's age when I last visited so now they are all grown up. Liam had a blast with the little girl who is almost 3. They were the same height and talked up a storm. Matthew and Dylan ran around the house red faced. Dylan got quite emotional when we had to leave. Who knows when we'll see them again?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Diary of a sleep deprived mom take 2!

Okay, so I decided to potty train Liam like I did all the others. It's been going well for the most part. He has 1-2 accidents a day but is much more willing to go than he was in the past. With the other kids I just put them in diapers at night and they just woke up dry one day and then that stopped.

Last week Liam decided that he needed to get up to go potty. Okay, no problem. I took him potty and then put him back to bed. Unfortunately he needs to go potty 5-6 times a night now. Don't get my post wrong, I love him and I know that this is a phase that will pass. It does help me to blog about it though so take it in that spirit. Don't tell me dumb things like why did you have all those kids? This just goes with the territory sometimes and I know that.

10:30 pm, go to bed
11:00 Liam sits up in bed half asleep and is crying. I tell him to go back to sleep and he does.
11:30 Liam cries again. Goes and sits on the potty but doesn't go.
12:30 Cries again, Bill gets up with him.
1:00 Bill goes in several times in a row and ends up frustrated so he goes downstairs to sleep.
1:30 Cries again, I take him potty and he goes.
1:40 cries again, I tell him to go to sleep.
2:00 He yells that he has to go potty again, he does....I tell him I'm not coming back for a while so he better sleep.
3:30 Cries again, I take him potty and he goes.
4:00 we both sleep out of exhaustion.
6am Gavin decided it was time to wake up. Liam joins the fray.
1pm we all take a nap
2:30 we all wake up and go swimming.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lingere shopping.

One of the nice things about having a daughter is that we get to do things that interest us separate from the crazy things boys/men like to do. Taylor loves to go shopping and so do I under the right circumstances.

About a month ago I had to get new bras. The others wore out or didn't fit anymore since I've been pregnant/nursing/postpartum the last two years. Taylor really wanted to go with me. They were having a sale at JC Penny so I decided to go there and invest in some nice ones that would last.

Now I don't know when this happened but apparently I like boring old lady bras according to Taylor. I winced because it's true. Years ago I used to get the Fredrick's of Hollywood catalog sent to me, but no longer. I mean's not like it stays on that long anyway!

I was in the dressing room trying on my boring old lady bras, Liam was climbing under the changing room door and yelling loudly since it had an echo, and Taylor was busy browsing. She came in and turned up her nose at the tans and whites I'd picked out. "Mom, oh my word, these will never do. I will pick some out for you." And with that she hopped out of the room and went looking around. She came back with hot pink lacy numbers, frilly purple ones and some black bra that was something out of a midevil torture chamber. Most of them were so impractical or didn't fit. She brought one of lavendar satin though that was so pretty. I tried it on and it did fit., so I bought it and it is my favorite and most comfortable one.

All in all I enjoyed shopping with her and letting her push me a little over my comfort zone. It's a humbling experience but a good bonding one too.

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's Swimming Time

My kids love to swim. You'd swear they were fish. I'm always the one who wants to leave before they do. Swim team really gives them confidence and helps them expend their boundless energy in a healthy way. They start at 7:45 am swimming laps. Some moms think I'm crazy for doing that but really I'm up at 4 or 5 am anyway so it' s not a big deal to me. This first week however has been nutty between potty training, diarrhea, and cold temps in the morning. It hasn't been a good week for practice. I took these shots on the first day of practice. Even Gavy is happy to try on Taylor's swim cap. Liam always starts strippin and yells that he needs sun screen (said, "ice cream") but when he realized He's not swimming he's sad. We make it up to him in the afternoon.
At first Taylor was concerned that since a "mom" picked out the new suit it would be lame. She said to her friend, "It probably has something awful on daisies!" I thought that was funny. She gave a thumbs up to the new suit though.

Hopefully we'll have a good season this year. If not, at least my kids will be in shape.