I haven’t blogged in a week, which is practically unheard of for me, so y’all will have to indulge me here and let me do one of these recappy things to cover what’s going on here at Chez PooBou.
* Catie hasn’t had a single potty accident since last Friday (as in, April 23rd). That’s 9 days ago. I think, I mean I’m reasonably certain, that this means she’s… potty-trained? Like, we’re done? Quick, somebody knock on some wood for me!
She still wears a Pull-Up to bed, but she wakes up dry every morning, so we could probably ditch that as well. But she asks for the Pull-Up at bedtime, I think it makes her feel more secure. And that’s fine. We made a BIG DEAL out of putting her diaper pail in storage the other day (no more putting stinky poops in here! All your poops go in the potty now, right? Right! YAAYY!), and she was pretty excited about that.
And on the one hand, I feel like, wait, that’s it? We’re all done now? That was too easy! But then I have to slap myself and remember that we started this process a full freaking YEAR ago. So, no. It has not been easy. At all. But I think she’s got it down now. Finally. Praise the lord.
Also? She is so proud of herself, y’all. Last night we went to TGI Friday’s for dinner, and she introduced herself to the waitress. “Hi! I’m Catie W[last name]! I poop in the potty!” Dave and I almost died laughing. (And thankfully, the waitress seemed to think it was funny too, she didn’t look horrified.)
* I’ve been exercising like a maniac lately. It’s bizarre because I’ve always hated working out, but now I’m finding that I actually look forward to it. The exercises for my knee that the sports medicine doctor gave me have really helped, and I’ve been able to really push myself to work out hard, which feels great. I’m doing the couch-to-5K (although I’m stuck on week three because no matter how hard I try, I cannot run for longer than 3 minutes without feeling like I’m going to fall over and die; I’ve tried to move up to week 4 on a few different occasions, and nope, sorry, my body cannot run for 5 minutes; hopefully I’ll get there someday?) and I’m doing “The 30-Day Shred” in there on alternate days.
Yesterday, just to mix it up, I did my “Weight Loss Yoga” DVD, which I haven’t done in ages (btw, that’s another “Biggest Loser” by-product, and I do not understand why I’m suckered into buying these things when I don’t actually watch the show!). And it was a great workout, so I definitely need to start working that one in more frequently.
So, yeah. I’m apparently becoming a workout nut. Bizarre. The diet part is trickier. I’ve lost about 5 pounds and I’m holding steady there. I know the foods I need to change in order to amp it up. I’m just having a hard time making myself walk away from the junk food. As usual.
* My job is busy. Trying to balance working full-time along with taking care of the house and the kid and all of that? It’s kind of kicking my butt. I think there are probably a lot of areas in which I’m failing right now – like, say, in the housekeeping division. But hopefully I’m going to be getting some help on that front very soon, because there is just no way I can keep this whole house clean on top of parenting my kid and working 40 hours a week. And Dave works even longer hours than I do. So I think a housekeeper is definitely in our immediate future.
* Spring means getting to hang outside more often, which probably accounts at least partially for my lack of blogging. Catie wants to spend every available moment playing outside with the neighborhood kids. And she’s too little to play outside by herself, so that’s where I am too.
Spring also means the return of Drum Night. The last Friday of every month, we go to see a band called Rhythmicity that plays at an outdoor mall near us. The kids love it.
(Catie & her cousin Elizabeth both liked the belly dancer, and I have to admit that she was pretty awesome. I admire anyone who can get up in front of a crowd and shake their stuff the way that she did.)
So, yeah. If you don’t hear from me as much on the blog here, don’t worry about me. We’re all good.
In fact, I think we’re better than good.
That’s werid, the last time I told someone I poop in the potty the reaction wasn’t nearly as great, lol 😉
Good job on all fronts… from potty training to working out to balancing work and home. And, hello… 5lbs?!? That’s awesome! Good job!
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Sounds like your life is pretty full. I totally agree with the housekeeper. We don’t have any type of full time help or anything but about 2 years ago, when my schedule went crazy and DH started to deploy again, I called Merry Maids and haven’t regreted it one bit. They stop by every two weeks and I am no longer dreading weekends when I have to clean bath rooms! We still do the day to day stuff but the “heavy lifting” is done by someone else. Makes me happy!
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You guys sound like you are doing awesome!!
Hey! I just pooped in the potty this morning! Yay me!
Hooray housekeeping service! That’ll make things feel a lot more balanced. It’s still hard to keep everything alfoat when you work full time, but that one thing– cleaning house– can make the difference between whether or not you actually have your weekends to yourself.
I love the pictures!
Hi, I’m Greis, and I poop on the potty too!! 🙂
So glad Catie’s doing so good and that diapers (minus the night time pull-up) are out of your life forever…or until another baby comes along.
Sounds like ya’ll are keeping busy and having fun. Drum night sounds like a blast. I wanna go!!!
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Our cleaning service comes every other week. Still, I feel like all I do is clean our house.
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Ah, potty training and housekeepers. This sounds strangely familiar to the conversations going on at my house at the moment! 🙂