I’m going to be a big sista!!!
Katie is always saying things that remind me just how much life is about to change. Thanks to a book on becoming a big sister that I checked out from the library, “ewe-tuor-us” (uterus) is now one of her favorite words.
Many of you will probably think this is nuts, but if Katie is comfortable with it I’d love her to be present at Babypotamus’ birth. Yes, the actual birth part. Katie is fascinated when we go to the chiropractor for an adjustment. At home we reenact everything Dr. Haggerton does. Cranial-sacral stuff, cold laser, Webster technique . . . the whole nine yards. She appears to be seriously considering it as a career.
If she loves the chiropractor, just imagine what she will think when she realizes what a midwife does! With her love of babies I can already see her walking up to my pregnant friends and palpitating their bellies, then pretending to pack up and go to births.
Daniel has not agreed to this. He thinks it will freak her out. We’ll see how it goes.
Mommy, you’re not holding me while I’m sleeping
Katie said this to me at 4am the other morning. She loves to cuddle when she’s asleep. (Yes, we are a co-sleeping family. Yes, we got pregnant despite sharing a family bed. No, it was not a fluke and NO!!! we do not do anything besides sleep in our family bed. Gross.)
All in all we are pretty happy with the arrangement. What’s going to happen when there is a newborn in the mix? Daniel’s got the nighttime cuddle shift covered, but what happens during the day when the baby is fussing and I can’t quietly lay my hand on Katie’s back for 15 minutes until she falls asleep? I love those moments with her. She’s used to the comforting presence of me, daddy or Gigi as she falls asleep. Should I end this before Babypotamus is born so she won’t feel resentful? Is there another way?
Any co-sleeping mommas out there wanna help me out on this? What did you do????
I just pooped a lot because I ate a biiiiig sweet ‘tato
YIPPEEEEEEEE!!! Katie is now 99% potty trained (she still wears trainers at night). I am diaper-free . . . for about the next three months. I love that Katie tells me when she needs to go potty. I love not washing poopy diapers. In fact, I love it so much I am seriously considering doing elimination communication for bm’s with Babypotamus.
Okay, gotta wrap this up and go veg for a bit. Hope you enjoyed this edition of Katie Says!