Thursday, June 18, 2009

Baby belly and potty training (take 3)

Okay...so this week, I finally committed to getting Layla potty trained.  I firmly believe she was capable of being potty trained months ago, but she likes to do things on her terms (or at least I let her believe they are on her terms).  So as you can imagine, potty training was a difficult task because I have to lead the way and encourage her to sit on the potty even when she'd rather not.  But--we've had two days of success and no accidents...WHEW.  She even made it though gymnastics on Tuesday with big girl undies on.  I am so proud of her...I think she's proud too, even though she's asked me not to say "YAY" when she goes to the potty--so I do a silent "proud mommy" dance for her--which is quite amusing.    

The funniest story yet....
Yesterday I took her to Whole Foods because Neil was sick and it is so difficult to get rest with a little one running around.  So I had her sit on the potty twice before we left and right when we arrived at Whole Foods.  She didn't go either time...so I'm starting to sweat it, thinking she's going to pee in the buggy at Whole Foods.  She didn't.  So we went again at Whole Foods before we left and no pee pee.  

So, I loaded up the car and off we went.  As soon as I got on the highway, she yelled out "Pee pee mommy".  I made a quick exit and noticed a Hardee's right off the highway.  Little did I know, it was the ghetto Hardees.  The bathroom was clean by fast food joint standards, but it reeked of peach air fresheners and old cigarette smoke.  When we entered the restroom, Layla looked at me and said, "ummmm mommy...it smells good in here...like some peaches".  HA, my eternal little optimist.  I wiped the potty down at least three times with a wipe covered in anti bacterial soap and popped her on top.  We sat for about 10 minutes and no pee pee.   Out to the car we went.  As soon as she was buckled in her car seat, she told me she had to go potty again.

Sooooooooo
In we went...to the fabulous Hardees...this time for about 15 minutes and then SUCCESS.  We both laughed like crazy...I laughed because I had never spent so much time in a public restroom and I guess she was laughing because I was laughing.  All in all, I was so proud of her for telling me she needed to go potty and then actually doing it.

Fingers crossed that this attempt at potty training is a success :-)

Finally, as promised...a belly picture.  Its somewhat disappointing, I know.  I told Neil to make sure he was at an angle that made it look the biggest.  I don't think you'd ever hear a female ask her husband to take a picture of her belly and try to make it look big.  Oh well.  We tried--I even arched my back a little.  I guess this little one is going to be a tiny baby like Layla....I was really hoping for a big belly this time around...I still have five months to make it happen though :-)  Bring on the milkshakes.

Layla thought it amusing that I was having a picture of my belly made, so she wanted in on the action.






  

10 comments:

Chasity said...

This is priceless. I loved the pics of you & layla. haha you are both so funny. I guess you get that from your parents.

The Beaver Bunch said...

That pic of you and Layla is hilarious.

PS-I vomited a little when I saw how truly tiny your belly is. Seriously. Quit pretending to be pregnant. ;)

Michelle said...

holy f*ing crap lindsey! i look more pregnant than you
hahahahahahahahahaha

also funny story about hardee's :D

Dad said...

SWEEEEET!!!!

this, that and the other.... said...

what a cute post! Love the "Hardees" story and the pic of you and Layla is priceless. She is really a funny little girl!

Nick said...

Sis, I look way more pregnant than you - We will compare again in 3 months - hopefully you will have an edge on me then! Love ya, Nick

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

this is so cute and so touching ... thanks for sharing with us :) love the hardee's story too ...

Natasha said...

Super cute belly...both yours and Layla's. :)

What a potty experience - I admire your patience. :) You are such a good mommy.

Legally Blonde said...

So, I'm obviously 8 months along.

Matt Rollins said...

WHOA.... Layla didn't get the memo about how high to pull up her shirt to show her tummy. Tell her to go easy and not to give her dad a heart attack.