Thursday, April 9, 2009

Um... Let me think about it...

I must confess, I have a tendency to approach new challenges in life with a game plan that I think couldn't possibly fail or have any flaws and that I will accomplish what others have failed to do in record time. Oh, and I also think that my children are smarter than other children. Nine times out of ten I come to find out that my game plan did have flaws and I am just like everyone else.

My newest challenge: Potty Training Carly
My game plan: Flawed
My results: Day 4 and we are having success. Only two accidents today, one #1 and one #2. However, she doesn't tell me when she has to go.
My conclusions: 1. Putting your child on the potty every half an hour really does work. 2. Lots of time and patience are required. 3. Bribery works every time. 4. It's not an overnight process, more like an over weeks process. 5. Knowing when you have to go potty is a concept that must be learned.

When I asked Carly on day 2 why she didn't tell me when she has to go potty she said, "Um, let me think." And proceeded to stare off like she was thinking. When I asked her again she said, "Hold on, I'm thinking!" She never ceases to amuse me!

Just one question: When will she understand the concept of telling me when she has to go?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

Sorry this is a little late. Tyler is finally home!!! He was discharged from the hospital last Wednesday afternoon. We're so happy and so relieved that his hospital stay is over. He has been doing great at home. He is still on one IV medication for his fungal infection and some other oral medications for his heart. Tyler is such a happy little fellow and so easy going. It's fun to be moving on and starting to hit all the baby milestones that he missed while he was in hospital.
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. We have truly seen the hand of the Lord in his recovery and have learned so much from this experience. We feel so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends that have always been so willing to lend a helping hand. Thank you! We love you all!

Pictures to come!