There are many benefits of having an older child. One thing? The younger one picks up on things MUCH sooner than the first one did! Korri is already VERY interested in going potty on the big potty! She started several weeks ago, wanting to be in the bathroom and opening and shutting the lid, trying to climb ON the toilet, etc. Well, recently she started DEMANDING we take her to sit on the big potty before we can put her diaper on before bed! She will stand there and spank the front of her diaper while loudly saying, "Potty! Potty!" It is actually kind of funny. To my knowledge, she has not sat on the potty chair, but always wants to be on the big potty. Hey, I, personally, think she is too young to push it, but if she is interested, why not encourage it? She has yet to actually GO on the potty, but we'll say, "push the potties out." And she will make grunting noises before saying/signing "all done." It's a start!
On a similar note, Finn has had two dry pull-ups for nap in a row! We've had a standing deal with Finn that if he goes 24 hours without wetting his diaper/pull-up while sleeping, he can go to Chuck E Cheese. But then I realized that we hadn't mentioned it to daycare and how would we know if he had a dry pull-up? So, I talked to both preschool teachers last week and the plan is the if Finn IS dry, he is supposed to bring it to the teacher so they know and they will tell us when we pick him up. And low and behold, he is doing great! His teacher mentioned trying to switch to underwear to see what he'll do, but I really don't want to set him up for failure. So, yesterday, after two dry days, I told her that if he is dry for one week in a row, we'll try underwear. Makes sense to me! I'm okay with bedtime diapers for now (I mean, I wet the bed until, well, forever!) but giving up the nap pull-up would be AWESOME (one less thing to have to bring to daycare!).
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.