Monday, March 1, 2010

Weigh in Week 8

Today's weigh in.....227.6
You know what that means? I met mini goal #2 - ten pounds lost.
I have earned myself a trip to the Almay make-up counter where I plan to buy a new tube of my favorite red lipstick. And I get a nifty new badge for my blog.

Today I went to lunch at Chilis with my husband and son. I had the fajitas without the tortilla. YUM! Then we went to Babies R Us to pick up son's first potty. I just had him sit on it for a few minutes but he didn't do anything. I have to confess, I am completely intimidated by potty training. My MIL thinks I've totally dropped the ball on this because her sons we all out of diapers by the time they were 1. Mine is turning 2 in April and doesn't even tell us when he needs his diaper changed yet. I didn't want to push him until he was ready, and I still don't, but now I'm concerned that he may just have such a laid back attitude about life that he might be content to be in diapers until he's in Kindergarten. So I'm going to give him a nudge. We've already been letting him watch us go, so now I'm making a big deal about him having his own "potty." I think once the diapers I have are gone, I'm going to transition him to the Pull ups that have the "feel cool" liner so that he starts to feel when he goes. Then I'm planning to move him into training pants. I am scared of the whole process, I don't really have any idea of how to do this. If any of my mommy readers have any tips, I'm all ears! :-)


  1. Good luck with potty training. I find what your MIL said hard to believe; I've never heard of anyone being potty-trained by that age. Besides, what's good for one kid might not work for another.

    If it makes you feel any better, my niece turned 3 in December and she's still not totally potty-trained. She's getting there, though, and your little guy will, too. :-)

    that is soo great!
    keep it up!

  3. Congrats! Hope you spoil yourself with something pretty for your hard work!

  4. CONGRATS on the 10 pounds!

    And your MIL is smoking dope; she trained HERSELF to get the kid to the toilet in time. Or watch for his grabbing, whatever, and rushed him to the potty. NO CHILD is potty trained at 1. And boys are slower. Most boys don't get it until they are 2.5 or even 3. I know. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education.

  5. Congrats on meeting goal #2! :)

    I'm not a mom, but I agree with the others: sounds like your MIL might be embellishing just a smidge! My nephew wasn't fully trained until he was 4, so you're *certainly* not doing badly!

  6. p.s. you have a blog award, on my 3/2 post! :)