So I began reading about the best ways to teach my son how to use the potty like a big boy. He is only 19 months and all the books I have read said you should not start too early and most agree by 2 1/2 years old the child should begin the learning process.
I did read that you should expose your baby even at an early age the potty seat. They say if your baby becomes familiar with the potty seat, he will not be afraid of it once you begin to teach him how to use it.
That made sense to me, so I went to BabiesRUs and bought him a nice white cushion-ie potty seat.
I left it in our living room so that Andrew and the Potty Seat could become better acquainted. Here is how they got along. Quite frankly, I think this potty training will be a breeze...How about you guys?
Ed, Me and Andrew
Uncle Robby and Godson Andrew
Cuz Brandon and Andrew
Mom at 75
Me and My Best Friend Rob
Mom and Me
Grandma and Andrew
Grandma and Andrew
Uncle Robby and Andrew
My Aunt and Andrew
We took a little trip to San Diego for the long 4th of July weekend. We really had a great time. Andrew had his first experience in a swimming pool and to our surprise was not afraid at all. He really enjoyed being submerged in the water. He was able to hang out with Grandma, and his Uncle Robbie (my best friend) as well as some extended family.
We celebrated my mom's 75th birthday. She looks great! She is still very strong and mobile.
We were having a great visit at my Cousin's place and were all sitting in the living room watching my son play with his 2 1/2 year old cousin. My mom came into the living room and looked at me and said "When did you come in?". I said "What?" and started laughing. She said "I didn't see you come in". I got up and said "Mom, I drove you here to Cousin's house". I stood up in disbelief. When I walked toward her she said, "oh, Paul, I thought you were Cousin (insert name)". I looked at my Aunt and we connected eyes. I took my Aunt aside and she told me these sort of things were happening. Not often but enough to know it could potentially get worse.
I speak to my mom maybe twice per week and I never noticed this. My Aunt said she will be going with my mom to the doctor on July 23rd (normal check up) and mention this to the doctor.
There were two instances where this disconnect took place during our weekend trip. The rest of the time she was alert.
When I thought of my mom getting older, my biggest concern was losing her. How one day she would no longer be in my physical world. I was not concentrating on the possible developments of dementia or senility and how that would also affect our lives. It makes me so concerned...and now I'm calling her every day.
It also made me reflect on my son and his soon to be little sister. I want to make sure my partner and I will minimally affect their lives as we become older. Then, my brain thought, who will leave this earth first?..my partner or me?. How will we go?...Then I tell myself, STOP! Live in the here and now and prepare for the future.
I'm using this Father Friday post as an update on our daughter Emily. Emily is developing on track. We had another ultra sound on 7/7/09. After our appointment, my partner and I took the birth mom food shopping. She has a follow up appointment with the doctor on July 14th. I told her that after that appointment, that I will take her clothes shopping to fit her growing waist line.
I honestly still can not believe that we are having a second child. We are very excited, don't get me wrong...but I'm getting kind of scared. Do I literally have to wait until my partner is home to run an errand like going to the grocery store? or will I be able to handle taking an infant and a toddler on my own?... I guess families do this all the time and I will find a way to balance this..but the thought is kind of scary.
The one thing I'm really excited about is buying new baby stuff...(ie: CLOTHES)...the baby girls department is HUGE in comparison to the baby boys. (I think this is the case for all ages in general).
Basically, fellow bloggers, I'm looking for positive feedback telling me we can do this and that it's not as difficult as I am beginning to stress about.
This is meant for a little light hearted fun. This is for dad-blogs.com
There is a segment called Daddy Yak. This week is about gay dads and straight dads. Here was my little video