Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 2

We were off to an awesome start this morning. Daxon woke up DRY, after just one day of potty training! I thought to myself, "wow it has finally clicked." Ummm no! Probably because I wouldn't let him have anything after 7 pm last night, but either way he was dry!!!! I can tell he is getting quite ticked at me throughout this process. I know he is sick and tired of changing his underwear and listening to me say "Daxon, tell mommy when you have to pee pee." I think by about noon he was on his fourth pair of underwear! I told him we may not be friends today and sadly said "okay." lol! I have cleaned up three fairly large puddles of pee and mopped the wood floors three times already today and it is only 2:30. Here is what our day 2 consisted of:
7:30am woke up dry!!!
8:15am peed in the potty
8:45am HUGE accident
10:00am peed in the potty
10:50am accident
11:00am accident
11:20am peed in the potty
11:30am lunch
12:50pm accident
1:00pm peed in the potty
1:05pm down for a nap
3:00pm woke up dry!!!
4:00pm accident
5:40pm accident
7:00pm peed in the potty
9:30pm bedtime
now as you can see this is not going so well. The manual said day 2 could possibly be worse than day 1. it wasn't worse, but it wasn't very good. So onto new beginnings tomorrow (fingers crossed). If only he would just tell me when he had to go...........

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bye Bye Diapers

So it is now the middle of October and Daxon is 4 months away from turning 3. I think it is time to say bye bye to diapers. Before I tell you about our new adventure, let me go back to the blog I wrote in February.

We bought a small, very expensive potty chair for Daxon to "look"at in the bathroom. I knew he was nowhere near ready to potty train, but thought maybe if he saw it in the bathroom everyday he might get interested. Boy was I wrong!!! He was terrified of it! You would have thought it bit him or something! All summer long I pushed him to use it and of course it did not work. He would pee in the big potty every once in awhile after i would bribe him. All my friends said "use candy, my kid goes for that". Well if you know Daxon, then you know he does not like sweets. So i quickly thought of stickers. He loves stickers! Score it worked!!! So for the last month or so we have been peeing in the potty for stickers about once or twice a day!

Okay now I need a fool proof plan to get this kid potty trained! What will I do? I talked to several friends of toddlers and got lots of tips, but none of them were working. Was Daxon just not ready? Is Daxon slower than other kids? Is he going to be 5 and still in diapers? All legitimate questions going through my head. I needed something to work and to work well.

A few weeks ago I saw a guy I used to work with. He had his toddler with him and as I was talking to them I realized his son did not have on a diaper. I knew this kid was 5 months younger than Daxon. What was their secret? So without thinking, i blurt out, "OMG is he potty trained?" He said, "yep and it was so easy!" Easy? Yeah right! Okay tell me your secret. I assumed he would say the whole candy bit or sticker thing or peeing on cheerios, but nope he had a whole different idea. Wanna know what it is?

This magic idea is called the "3 Day Potty Train"! Yep that's right you heard me, just three days and your kid is potty trained! I asked the guy where he got this and he said his wife ordered the manual over the internet and it had a 98% success record. Sounds good to me! I told him to send it my way. I received it last week and sat down and read it. This woman, the author, is a genius! Everything she said made so much sense. She is the mother of 5 boys and they were all potty trained by 28 months old! I can do this!

For three days straight, you CANNOT leave your house. You are to start out with 30 pairs of underwear. Now i thought 30 was a little ridiculous but once again I was proven wrong. (I will elaborate on this shortly). You are suppose to put you kid in underwear and a t shirt and nothing else for three days straight. Next you throw away all the diapers in the house and let your kid help. Surprisingly Daxon thought this was fun! Next and last step, tell your kid 200 times a day "let mommy know if you have to pee pee". Sounds easy right? Just three simple steps. Here is how our day 1 went:

9am Throw all diapers away and put underwear on

10am accident

11am accident

11:30am lunch

12:00pm peed in potty for sticker

12:15pm nap

1:30pm up from nap and peed in potty

1:50pm peed in potty for sticker

2:25pm accident

2:40pm accident

2:45pm accident

2:55pm accident

3:50pm accident

4:10pm peed in potty for sticker

4:50pm accident

5:05pm accident

5:40pm accident

5:50pm peed in potty for sticker

6:30pm accident

7:00pm peed in potty for sticker

8:00pm peed in potty

9:00pm BEDTIME!

Please wish me luck and send some patience my way for day 2!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall, Football &Fun

Okay it is September 1st and its hotter than a you know what!!! This weather is ridiculous in my opinion! It's pretty sad when your two year old doesn't even want to go outside and play. Anyway, I was thinking yesterday if I put out all my fall decor, maybe just maybe, it will cool off! I saw the 7 day forecast and was relieved, ecstatic, and thrilled at the temps for next week!! Its going to be in the mid 80's all week! Finally some relief, I may not melt after all!! I guess i will wait until the end of the month to put my stuff out!

This year like every year for the last 10, I will be working at a little place called Eskimo Joe's during OSU's home games. Ever heard of it? I will be slinging drinks outside for everyone wearing orange! Since I don't have a job, this is alot of fun for me to have some adult time!! Daxon will get to spend some time with grandparents while I am at work. Well alot of time actually. These game days can easily turn into 16 hour days! UGH, am I ready for this? I think I can, I think I can! GO POKES!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

25 things you may or may not know about me!

  1. I hate flying.

  2. I love burned potato chips (you know the brown ones in the bag).

  3. I could live on nothing but milk chocolate, but hate dark chocolate.

  4. I am TERRIFIED of snakes and mice.

  5. I love laying in the sun.

  6. Law & Order SVU is more of an addiction to me, than just a show.

  7. I have to have Ocean Spray ranberry juice everyday.

  8. I secretly hoped for a boy when i was pregnant and that's what
    I got.

  9. I cannot stand grocery shopping at Wal-Mart, it makes me crazy!

  10. I love to clean.

  11. I love how Daxon smells after his bath.

  12. I think I could have a Dr. Pepper addiction if I allowed myself to drink soda.

  13. I love phiily cheesestake sandwichs

  14. Avocado is my favorite fruit. yes avocados are fruit!

  15. I have an extremely hardworking husband.

  16. I miss all my friends from home and would love to move back!

  17. I am still friends with people from preschool.

  18. Jeremy and I have been together for 13 years, since were juniors in highschool!

  19. I LOVE OSU football!

  20. I hate bananas, sauerkrat, and bologna.

  21. I have been to a celebrity's house! Toby Keith that is!!

  22. I love Mexican beer!

  23. I cannot stand Golf!

  24. M&M's are the best!

  25. I have the cutest, sweetest, little boy!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Thanks Amanda for tagging me!

four places i go:

four favorite smells:
Daxon's lotion
D&G Light Blue
the house with the windows open

four favorite movies/tv shows:
Dr. Phil
American Idol
The Middle

four recommendations:.
eat breakfast
exercise everyday even if its just for a few minutes
keep your toenails painted
get a great haircut

four favorite things to do:
watch OSU football
sit on the patio and have a mexican beer
play with Daxon

four things i dislike:
el caminos

four friends to tag:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Potty Training

I know very little of this subject, only that a) girls train faster than boys and b) kids with older siblings are faster learners. I have neither! Just a little boy who is scared of the potty! Where do I start? Why won't he just sit on the $40 potty chair i bought him? Why is it fun for him to watch Jeremy go, (and make bubbles) but not fun for him? For my own sanity I sure hope these questions gain answers quickly!!!

So I went everywhere in OKC today in search of those thick training underwear my mom keeps talking about, and had no luck. You know the ones that we wore 30 years ago? Apparently they have discontinued those (or so I thought) and are now making Pull-ups. I hate the concept of Pull-ups. It's a diaper! If a kid has on a 'diaper', they are going to pee in it. period. Everyone says well it is easier for them to pull them on and off. B.S. If they are able to pull down their Pull-up, then they can certainly undo a diaper!!! Besides, have you seen the price of Pull-ups? geesh!!!!Anyway back to the thick training underwear. I finally found some an after hours of searching and ordered them!! Why am I thinking these are going to so magic? They look magical, don't they?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Turning 30!

So I am turing 30 in one month from today. I really don't know how to feel about this. Once a person is out of their 20's they are no longer young. I can't say "I am in my 20's" and feel good about it anymore. That dreaded day is creeping up on me! I found these statistics for people turning 30 and thought they were funny.

  1. The average person has had 7.5 jobs, and you'll have 2.4 more by age 35.

  2. At age 30, you're older than 42 percent of Americans.

  3. You're 26 percent less likely to make a New Year's resolution in your 30s... but if you do make one, you're 26 percent more likely to stick to it.

  4. You're 26 percent less likely to make a New Year's resolution in your 30s... but if you do make one, you're 26 percent more likely to stick to it.

  5. 0.036 percent of people are in elementary school at age 30.

  6. One out of 33 men and one out of 25 women are virgins at age 30.

  7. 81 percent of women and 71 percent of men have been married by age 30 (and 16 percent of each have been divorced).

  8. The most common way to die at age 30 is by accident.

  9. 30 is the average age of retirement for NFL players.

  10. The odds you'll make it to your late 30s are 99,003 out of 100,000, or 99.003 percent.

Well it looks like maybe my 30's won't be too bad. I will just have to embrace this new decade of my life and jump in!! I will update you the actual day of my bday and let you know if I feel the same!!!