Thursday, September 3, 2009
So Much Pressure
I have been putting so much pressure on myself lately to get Kennedy to do everything I want her to do before the new baby comes...it's like I feel once he is here, it will be the end of the world and I won't be able to do anything. I know that this is not the case, but my brain keeps telling me that it is! I do have some good news...I am finally getting my 2 year old off of the bottle. I have been avoiding it because I thought it would be really hard, but that has not been the case. When she asked for her bottle this morning, I just said "no, the bottles are for the baby now, but you can have a sippy cup." She complained about it for a minute and then said "bottles are for the baby." Later on, she asked again and I said the same thing. She agreed once again to a sippy. She had a small meltdown when it was time for her nap, but she went to bed without a bottle or a sippy and I was so happy. She even went down to bed without it! Let's hope that it will continue to be this easy!
My other project has been potty training. She has gone a few times in the past few days, and then today? Nothing! She sat on the potty for 15 minutes and then she said she was all done. I feel like we take 1 step forward and 2 steps back. Any advice is welcome. (And if you still think she is not ready, she really is! She is just stubborn)
My last project has been to try and keep her in her big girl bed all night. She goes to sleep in it at night, and then at about 3:00 am, she comes into our room and wants to sleep with us. Christian tried to put her back in her bed last night and she threw a major fit. Nobody wants to deal with a tantrum at 3:00, so we just let her sleep with us. BAD HABIT I KNOW! But what do we do???
This is probably the most boring post for most of you, but I really need advice. I don't care if I know you or not. I am desperate to know what has worked for you. Thanks!