in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Monday, February 18, 2013

pull up your big boy undies

"what time is it? mommy?
what oclock?"
john's teacher told me something amazing today. "you should bring me some big boy undies," she said, "i haven't changed john in weeks."

it seems that at school, since they check in with him periodically to see if he has to potty, and since his very smart teacher has noticed his (very regular) bowel movement schedule, john is potty trained.

at 9am at 2pm, she plops him on the toilet. he might sit for 20 minutes, reading a book. when she checks on him, he says, "i just poo-pooin', miss meka." and when he's done, he's good and done.

we're not quite that far along at home, but tonight we go shopping for big boy undies. and i'm sure we'll have a few accidents, but that's just a part of the process ... and soon my little boo will be in big boy undies full time.

and ... it's a great time for him to be out of diapers. because good lord willing and the creek don't rise, we'll have a new wee one in diapers come october! that's right folks ... i'm pregnant again! it's very early going - 5 weeks tomorrow. we won't even see the doc until march 7.

i know that makes this way earlier than is "conventional" to talk about it. but our family got so much love and support during my miscarriage last year, that i just was bursting at the seams to share this joy, and to ask for your thoughts/prayers/whatever floats your boat. 

and you know what? i feel good. WE feel good, my husband and i. we feel excited and not nearly as nervous as i expected we would. so thanks for loving john's family, and here's to hoping for a healthy pregnancy and a perfect little sibling for my big-boy-undies-wearing john.

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