Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Milestones

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It's official!  My boys are now sharing a room and Corbin is now sleeping in a bed.  I procrastinated on this change as long as I could, but the time finally came.  And it was an incredibly easy transition!  I think that is mostly due to the fact that Corbin is almost 3 and was very excited to get his own bed (or bottom bunk, hehe).

I just can't believe how fast they are growing up.  I no longer have babies!!!  Or even toddlers!!  Wow.

But, despite my mournings for their babyhood, I do love having preschoolers.  They sleep (or at least stay in their room) until 8, and rarely get up in the middle of the night.  There is so much less equipment to carry around and I'm starting to feel like a person again and not a pack mule.  Corbin is still in diapers, but Hayden has been potty trained for a year now.  I'm no longer scared of the potty training phase.  Once you've done it once, it loses its mystique.  They will eventually get it, even if it doesn't seem like it while you're in the trenches.  Trust me, I was in the trenches for 18 months with Hayden.  My only advice?  Dump the pull-ups, throw on the underwear and be really consistent.  Starting and stopping or "taking the day off" is not going to get you anywhere.  If you aren't ready for that just wait, you'll save yourself a huge headache and a lot of dirty clothes.  Hence, why haven't trained Corbin yet.  You really need to take time and devote your entire week or month even to potty training.  Although, I would like to get him trained by the fall so he can do AWANA with Hayden.  

It feels good to have a few of these parenting things under my belt and behind us!  But, I'm also looking forward to what's ahead!

How about you?  Where are you in the parenting trenches?  The potty training that never ends?  Sleep training? Starting school?  

1 comment:

AMH said...

I think we are starting the morning nap drop this week. ugh. J's naps just keep getting shorter and shorter and today she just wouldn't get tired. I think it just freaks me out a little bit b/c it is a change and I will have to readjust my schedule...or at least figure out how everything works around a new schedule.

That's what's going on over here. :)