Wednesday, December 03, 2008

ok it worked!

I took Oliver to dinner at Arby's because he was still dry! He had roast beef and curly fries with lemonade and then we shared a mint chocolate shake (new and DELICIOUS!). Then we went to Babies R Us to get some diapers. We stopped in at the restroom first, thinking I'd have a soggy diaper to change. Nope!! He was still dry! He peed and pooped in the potty there! I didn't get him another treat but he did so well. He was even still dry when I put him to bed.

When we got to Arby's I was lugging the car seat in and trying to wrangle Oliver, too. I managed to order without much trouble and then as we were trying to make our way to the drink dispensers the lady behind us in line asked if she could help by carrying Wyatt to the table. I gratefully accepted but as soon as she picked up the seat Oliver burst into tears. I guess he thought she was going to take him away. Poor thing! I reassured him that she was just helping and she talked to him for a minute to make him feel better. She was very impressed that he had stayed dry all day and told him so. I guess he felt better because then we grabbed our drinks and went to the table. We thanked her and she went on her way to meet back up with (what I assume was) her hubby and eat some roast beef. Oliver takes FOREVER to eat so we were there quite a while. As they were getting up to leave (I didn't see where they sat but it was apparently somewhere that they could see us) she came over and told me how much she was impressed by the way I interacted with the boys. She said she had two kids close in age and that it's not always going to be so hard. (Can I blame it on post pregnancy hormones? I got all misty! and had to wipe the tears from my eyes.). I don't know why but it means a lot - being told by a complete stranger that I'm a good mom.

Going broke...

Oliver has stayed dry ...completely dry...for two days. Actually, I take that back. He stayed dry all day up until 5:45 last night. This is significant because I had made a deal with him that if he stayed dry until 6 we'd go out for a special dinner. He was dry alllll day, even after his (2 hour) nap. So he had waffles with syrup instead...still pretty special!

Today he has been dry all day again. The same deal applies, if he's dry until 6 we're going out!

In the meantime he gets a quarter for each time I take him and a dollar for each time he tells me he has to go. I'm going broke!

Monday, December 01, 2008

go potty, get a dollllllar

go potty get a dollar!

go potty, get a dollllar!

go potty, get a dollar!!

He only gets a dollar if he tells me he has to go. So far today we've got two dollars and one quarter (for going when I take him)
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Two firsts...

Bob got the exersaucer down from the attic yesterday. He thought Wyatt would be big enough to try it out and he actually did really well. He gets tired after about 5 minutes but he plays so hard while he's in there. His favorite toy on there is the book but I didn't get a picture of him playing with it.

Of course, Oliver wanted in on the action so he showed Wyatt how to play with everything...just like a big brother is supposed to.

When I got home I decided to try some rice cereal. It's still a few weeks before his 4 month birthday but he's good at holding his head up and he's so hungry! So anyway we tried it and he LOVED it. He spit out the first three or four spoons but after that he got the hang of it and he wolfed the rest of what I made. I only made a tiny little bit but I was pretty impressed anyway!

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