Monday, August 3, 2009

Rough Times

Sorry to be a downer today, but it has been a long week/day! As this baby gets closer to coming, I am feeling more pressure to get EVERYTHING done all at once. I feel like I need to hurry and get Kennedy potty trained so that I won't have 2 in diapers. She has only gone a couple of times in her potty, and now, she just takes off her diaper every time she goes and brings it to me. I ask "do you need to go potty?" She says "no" and runs away. Next thing I know, there is a poopy diaper in her hands as she says "mommy, I pooped!" AH! It is so frustrating! If any of you moms out there have advice, PLEASE share. The last thing I want is to be buying 2 packages of diapers every time I go to the store.

I have also been feeling the need to deep clean and de-junk my house. The only problem is that it is pretty impossible to do with a toddler always at my feet. Plus, it seems like once I get one room done, it is all messed up the next day anyway so what is the point?? If you are reading this, feel free to come clean my house for me. :)

Besides that, I just feel like this baby is coming faster that I want...does that sound bad? I have just gotten used too the way life is now and pretty soon, it will be changing for good and it is kind of scary. Anyway, sorry again for the negativity. I just had to get it out of me!

On another note, Kennedy refuses to sleep in her crib anymore, so if anyone hears of good deals on a twin or toddler bed or if anyone wants to sell theirs, please let me know! Thanks!


Sarah said...

As for the potty training; She's not ready. You could force her to do it now, but it will bite you in the butt later! It will be a million times harder than it should be! Keep her diaper duct taped in the front and she won't play those silly frustrating games with you! It's only a short time longer that she will be in diapers anyway.
As for cleaning/de-junking... erm... good luck with that one! I know exactly how you feel! Sometimes it helps if you get Kennedy involved in the cleaning process, like it's a cool game that she can play with you; she can pick up little toys and put them in bins, she can spray (a water/vinegar solution) on the windows, she can 'sweep', etc. You'd be amazed at what kids are really capable of when you allow them to be!
Is Craigslist popular where you live? If so, try there! Also, see if there is a freecycle chapter where you live (, it is so awesome! You can ask if people have a bed and magically someone has one just 'taking up space'. Good luck!
As for everything else, just breathe! The timing may not seem great right now, but in the grand scheme of things, it's perfect. You just don't know it yet. Hang in there!

Alicia said...

Oh, Girl! Makoa is 2 1/2 and still not potty trained. Yes, both of them are in diapers, but I would rather change a dirty diaper than clean up accidents right now. But both of my boys are now in the same size diapers, so I just buy TWO boxes of the SAME size diapers... it's really not that bad. :)

Veronica said...

I have to agree...she is so not ready to PT. You'll find that she'll likely go through sputys of readiness and then backsliding. That could happen for the next year. After doing it twice now, I've found that it is SOOO much easier when your kid approaches the 3 year mark. I fought Hailey for several months (kind of like you're doing now with K) and a few weeks before she turned 3, she decided she was done with diapers and started using the potty on her own. She PT herself in a way.

I know money is tight and the financial strain of diapers seems like a lot right now, but it won't be as bad as you think. K is going through maybe 4 diapers a day, right? Nothing like an infant, especially a BF infant. So it's not like you'll be buying 2 boxes of size 1 diapers at the same time. You'll likely buy a box of size 4s (or whatever she is in right now) omce a month and infant size diapers mor often.

I felt the same pressure to PT Ethan before Hailey was born. They are 23 months apart and I thought it would be too much to have 2 in diapers at the same time. But I agree with the person who said it is far easier to change a dirty diaper than to clean up accidents. And keep in mind that K will likely revert once her brother gets here. That is VERY common when a new baby comes. She might start peeing in her pants again so she can wear a diaper too.

If there us any way to get around the financial aspect of buying diapers, hold off on PT for a while. Take cues from K that she is ready. You'll know when she is REALLY ready. It is so much easier when they are ready. I wish I had known that when I tried to do Ethan. She'll get it, but try not to stress yourself out so much right now about it.

Lauren has started getting a bad attitude about wearing a diaper some days, but I'm not willing to let her go diaperless for a long time. I won't attempt PT her until next spring when she is 2 1/2.

Veronica said...

Sorry to take up all your comment room. Just know you are NOT alone in trying to get stuff done before the baby comes! Hard to believe our babies will be here in about 10 weeks. I have so much to get done before then. Ethan starts kindergarten, Hailey starts preschool, and I have the Primary program to get done on top of that. AGH!! Not enough hours in the day. And oh my, you should see the condition of my house!!! I likely won't have a chance to pull out Ethan's old baby clothes until I'm about 38 weeks along. Great way to put me into labor!

Anonymous said...

I agree. Potty training will digress around big lifetime changes. Therefore, when little one arrives, she's bound to forget all the things she's learned. Wait til after the baby is here and do it. If anything, it gives a little limelight back into her life after a big change.

And for toddler beds, check out WalMart. There are several for $80 and under!!! We got ours for $50!!!