Monday, February 7, 2011

The latest

It's strange to feel like I don't have much to say here. It's not that there's not a lot going on - there is. It's just a lot of real life stuff that doesn't really make for fabulous blog fodder.

E is growing like a weed. The interactions between her and D have been getting cooler (and sweeter) as every day passes. Nobody can make her laugh the way that he does. He's gotten used to the idea that she's going to stick around, and the biggest problem I have with him with regard to her these days is that he likes to wake her up when she's sleeping so that he has a playmate! (Even that is a little cute, although it's irritating to have a sleeping baby woken before she's ready to get up!) :)

D started potty training last Thursday, and I'm thrilled to say that he's doing fantastically well! I was nervous about the process, but it's gone so smoothly that I'm looking around for candid cameras. Clearly, he was just ready, but I do think that the method (which I got from a potty training workshop) is a good one. The basic idea is a cold turkey approach (no more diapers), ask them every 30 minutes if they need to use the potty, and they get one treat for trying, two for succeeding. (For us, we've used fruit snacks because they're something we don't usually give him.) Tomorrow is the first day out of the house (pre-school) since beginning the process, so that will be the real test!!

There are a few people in my life right now who are wading through the IV.F trenches, and are in different stages. All are veterans, so I'm trying to be supportive without being too "it will all work out" since both they and I know that it doesn't work out for everyone. However, I have great hope for all of them that they will be successful. It never ceases to amaze me how prevalent infertility is (in all of its many forms). If you pray, please say a little prayer for them that everything works out.

As for me, I'm doing pretty well. I'm looking into getting an elliptical machine to jumpstart my motivation, but am in a fairly happy place. D is now just over 3.5, and I said the other day that I'm not sure if I'm learning how to deal with him better, or if he's possibly becoming a little easier to deal with. Might be some of both. Either way, I'll take it. ;) When it comes to E, she's an absolute joy. I can't believe how lucky I've been to have two such sweet and wonderful kiddos.

I've enjoyed keeping up with everyone's blogs and try to comment as much as I can, but I apologize if that's not that much. :) Hope everyone is doing well.