Saturday, July 21, 2012

30 Months and a Secret

Happy Summer! Jadyn turned 30 months which is 2.5 years old on June 30th! She had her 30 month pedi appointment to check on her development, height, weight and all that good stuff. It went well. She of course is staying in the larger percentiles, like 97? for height and weight but thankfully not off the charts like she had been. We didn't get any lectures this time about overeating or anything. We found out she is a rather smart cookie but we already knew that. We discussed in detail potty training. Jadyn showed interested in using the potty many many months ago. So, we bought her a potty seat and she used it like 2-3 times and never would touch it again. I wasn't really pushing the issue because there wasn't a huge need only being like 2 years old. Somewhere in June I did start getting irritated at her though because she would tell me AFTER she soiled her diaper that she had peed or pooped. We can always spot a poop because she is a famous squater. I finally took her diaper off and left it off and we had several accidents 1 day so I put it back on. I tried another day and it didn't work either. I decided to just wait it out a little longer. After her pedi appointment I stopped in the ladies room for myself and decided I would see if she could try too... wouldn't hurt and sure enough.. she went! Later in the day she actually told me she needed to go and so... she went again on the potty. That day, Friday July 6th started Jadyn's offical potty training. We just passed the 2 week mark last Friday and it's going rather well. I'm happy to be only using diapers at naps and bedtime and sometimes-very rare but still... she doesn't soil the diaper! I haven't really looked at this process like wow... my little girl is growing up until right now. I guess it's bittersweet that we've moved out of the diapers but it's something that has to happen.

As mentioned above, there is also a secret to tell. Yup....there it is. Mama is pregnant with Baby Boy Cox due October 26, 2012. What a big decision to make to have another child. It's exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I was 26 weeks on Friday. I actually couldn't remember if I was 25 or 26 because I haven't been keeping great track of it. I secretly want to forget about it for awhile because I'm overwhelmed with everything we have to do before baby which is probably why I lost track of my weeks. The problem is he is a little kicker and mover so I don't forget about it too long and the growing belly doesn't help either. I'm trying to get in all the sleep I can. Jadyn hasn't been helping me with that either. My little sleeper has been waking up earlier and earlier every day. We talk about her baby brother and I try to get her to feel him kick but she puts her hand on my belly for a quick second and says "He kicked me" laughs and moves it. She really won't talk about it unless someone brings it up. She just wants to climb all over my like she is used to and doesn't care he is in there, lol.

We took Jadyn to Disney World in June. We weren't really sure what to do for a family vacation and Disney kept sending me emails and mailings about free dining if we booked before a certain time so we ended up heading to Orlando for 5 days. Talk about a HOT week. I thought we'd be spared a little bit because it was early June but it was one hot week in Orlando and of course-rain came everyday. Jadyn enjoyed the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. We bought a park hopper for 4 days thinking we'd have lots of time but that isn't the case with a toddler. We only got to 2 parks to really do stuff and we swung into Hollywood Studios one evening after a rainy day for basically dinner and to watch Fantasmic show.  I got some really great pictures of her with some Disney characters. It wasn't all fun though... she of course was your average 29 month old in 90 + degree weather who got cranky, impatient and everything else. Although we had a fairly decent time, we'll probably not take our 2nd Disney trip until little buddy is at least 3 years old. we'll try to avoid a summer month too.