Sunday, August 30, 2009

The end of an era

Each milestone with Colin is a little bittersweet. It's nice to be out of the "baby" stages, but its also sad to see some things pass that I had loved. The cuddling, the footed sleepers, the way a baby's head smells after a bath.

Then I remember the semi-comatose state that you're in for the first 6 months, and I think I'll pass. Being urinated on, mastitis, hormones, ugh.

In a matter of a few days, we have made a few more steps away from that time in our lives. Here's some documentation:

The baby gate from the kitchen to the living room is down. I loved this gate, it was my salvation during dinner time preparation. Colin figured out how to open it- then Adam broke it was just in the way. Now its not.

This is Colin's dinner chair. No booster. He was only using it during family dinner. All other meals, he hyjacked someone else's seat. So, its gone too.
Out comes the potty seat. Colin's been expressing some interest in the potty lately. But he's the type of kid that likes to be in control. If I need to lift him up on the toilet, he's not in control. So, we hauled the little one out.

Since seeing the little potty yesterday, Colin has gone in it twice- all self-initiated. He asked to go potty, we got his diaper off, and he sat on it and went. I'm sooo hoping this is a continuing trend for him!!!


Brittney said...

Our puppy is a blue Weimaraner...they're usually silver (or gray) but she's blue! (Her litter was a mixture of blue and silver.) We did get her from a breeder...a great breeder, actually! We were really pleased with him and how he treated his dogs and the litter.

PS I ADORE that training potty! It's so cute with the oversized flusher and the faces on the toilet paper! :D

Mama M. said...

Wow! Crazy how one minute you are that sleep deprived, horomone crazed mama, and the next they're potty training? Sounds like our household...gate just got put away and potty chair's out for "familiarization"!! Good luck!