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Saturday, July 9, 2011

What is Reese doing?

I've still got a ton of pics to post of Hawaii...But I decided to interrupt that to post some stuff about Reese and what she's up to. Besides, Hawaii seems to long ago now and unfortunately we're back in the grind of daily life. Work, Dinner, Play with Reese, put her down, Sleep, do it again....It's hard to get other things in there nowadays. The yard calls, projects around the house call, our basement SUCKS and needs work, I've started a patio in the yard, we have a massive ant problem to which I'll quickly berate Arrow exterminators - they suck, their bug killing stuff sucks, their ant killing stuff sucks even more - and I pay $85 for the joy of having these jokers spray something around my house. I swear I think they're spraying attractant because nothing dies. We've got bugs in every sink, both tubs, crawling on the floor.......Sorry. I digress but this bug thing is pissing me off.

So....while we were gone, Reese started showing interest with Nana to pee and poop in the potty. Speed up several weeks and we're running almost accident free on both poops and pees. The pee pee is money in the bank. We put a diaper on her when she sleeps but at less then 2 1/2 yrs old, she is on the pee pee wagon. The poops are getting better as well and I'm so relieved about that. If we can keep this process running, Reese will be completely potty trained in the next week or so and won't have to wear those crazy potty pants to the pool anymore!!! YEAH!!

What's even better is that she's now peeing and pooping on the insert that fits the big potty...vs. the little potty. Poo poo in a little potty is pretty rank. It's like hot chocolate cake icing. I've cleaned the little potty one good time and I'm pretty much over that. I like poop in the big potty (the water is the key) and just wiping bottoms. Honestly, I think I'd rather clean diapers over clean poop in a waterless potty.

Reese is also out of her highchair and into a booster seat at home and in restaurants. She's made a very nice transition there and has yet to be a problem at a restaurant...until she sees a White headed man. She is terrified of white haired men....not sure why but it's an issue for her.

Another change that we've hit is showers vs. baths...which is SOOOO much easier for us and she loves them. It's easier to wash her hair, its easier to clean her up and get things rolling vs. staying in the tub for 30 minutes. We love that she loves showers because bath time is a breeze now! The evenings are made easier as well because she really understands the routine. She closes all the doors, we put in the water for the humidifier, we say prayers - to hear her say them is so cute, and we give big hugs and kisses. It's an awesome routine and she knows it by heart.

I'm pretty sure that's most of the changes other than an increasing vocabulary. She's growing up and changing right before our eyes and I just hate that it's happening so fast. I want to slow time down and really enjoy this but its not going to happen. I've just got to enjoy every day to the fullest and soak up what I can.

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