Although it seems like forever ago, it has actually been just two months since Katie and I started Lora Jensen’s 3 Day Potty Training program. For us, it was more like 48 day training.
But on the 48th day, it clicked.
Ironically, I was reading a comment from Karen on my one-month potty training update when Katie decided to rock my world. Here’s how it went:
Karen, the most unbelievable thing happened as I was reading your comment. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER my dd calmly told me that she needed to poop in the potty and she did! She has had bm’s in the potty before but only because I saw the signs early enough, so this is a BIG DEAL! This is about 2 and a half months since we started the 3 Day method.It has been a more difficult road than I expected but things are finally starting to click.
I agree with you that the book has a lot of helpful suggestions. It helped me get psyched up for potty training, which had previously really intimidated me. After I didn’t get the described results I would have been very discouraged had it not been for the more “realistic” advice I got from other moms. (Each kid is different, don’t set expectations too high, and to be patient.). I’m glad it is paying off as #2 is due in a few months. Hang in there!
Katie is now 99% daytime trained. She overcame her fear of pooping in the potty in one day and has never looked back. Even better, she tells me when she needs to go. No more “tell me if you need to go to the potty, ok?” three-thousand times a day. She still wets in her trainers at night but at this point, I consider the whole thing a success.
We will be welcoming Babypotamus in just a few short months and I am so grateful to have cleared this milestone. It was much more painless than I had imagined an I am not at all dreading the process with #2. Many, many thanks to all of you that poured in with advice and encouragement when we hit a roadblock. If you are new to potty training and want some great advice, read the comments on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and the One Month Update!Read More »
A few of you expressed disappointment that the deadline had already passed for The Nourished Kitchen’s “How to Cook Real Food eCourse.”
So I messaged Jenny over at The Nourished Kitchen and guess what??? She is quietly keeping enrollment open for just a little longer. So, if you’re interested in learning to prepare wholesome food quickly and on a budget, sign up!Read More »
Leftover from last night ; – )
Shredded Carrot Salad Ingredients:
Place carrots in serving bowl. In a blender, blend the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour dressing over the carrots and toss well.
Blackened wild Salmon
Cauliflower roasted in garlic and olive oil
Green salad[info_box]Many of the cleanse recipes I blogged about were experiments, and some weren’t so great. So I went back and tested new recipes, and I created an eBook showcasing the BEST TASTING cleanse recipes I came up with. You won’t find them in my blog. Order today and get my Smoothie Recipe Guide free!!![/info_box] Read More »
One night Daniel and I were having dinner with our crunchiest of crunchy friends. My friend Cindy, who is still nursing her 19 month old son was talking about a recent comment someone made to her.
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How long are you going to breastfeed that boy? Till he’s in high school? Are you going to go on dates with him so he can nurse???
Here’s the recipe
We used a cleanse-friendly marinade from Recipezaar[info_box]Many of the cleanse recipes I blogged about were experiments, and some weren’t so great. So I went back and tested new recipes, and I created an eBook showcasing the BEST TASTING cleanse recipes I came up with. You won’t find them in my blog. Order today and get my Smoothie Recipe Guide free!!![/info_box] Read More »
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.
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????
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!Read More »
Daddypotamus is officially 2/3 through the cleanse today! He is doing great!
Brown rice pasta, chicken, capers, diced tomatoes and spiral sliced zucchini sauteed in butter and olive oil.
Swiss chard sauteed in olive oil with minced garlic[info_box]Many of the cleanse recipes I blogged about were experiments, and some weren’t so great. So I went back and tested new recipes, and I created an eBook showcasing the BEST TASTING cleanse recipes I came up with. You won’t find them in my blog. Order today and get my new Smoothie Recipe Guide free!!![/info_box] Read More »
Here’s what we’re eating today . . .
Over medium-high heat, heat the butter in a large pot and add leeks, celery and carrots. Saute for 5 minutes and then add chicken broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer on medium heat until veggies are slightly tender (about 5-7 minutes). Turn heat to low and add cilanto, lemongrass and spinach. Add cooked chicken and cooked rice. Salt to taste.[info_box]Many of the cleanse recipes I blogged about were experiments, and some weren’t so great. So I went back and tested new recipes, and I created an eBook showcasing the BEST cleanse recipes I came up with. You won’t find them in my blog. Order today and get my new Smoothie Recipe Guide free!!![/info_box] Read More »