I don't know how long it will continue, but I felt compelled to come back today, so here I am. Thanks to those of you who commented that you’re still around. I am so happy!
Georgia had a dentist appointment and it went well. For her, it went excellently. I am so happy that not only is she maturing and starting to overcome some of her serious fears (all things doctor-related), but also that Alex and I are learning to fire doctors/dentists/etc that don't work for us. We had a HORRIBLE dentist. And now? Now if he asked my hand in marriage, I might have to seriously consider it. The whole practice. They are just SO patient. With both the kids. I can't sing their accolades enough. Georgia ran in to the dentist's arms and shouted his name, he scooped her up and gave her a big kiss, shouting, "Hey Darlin'!" That sort of thing is often frowned on these days, hugging kids, but not by me! Not like that, certainly!!
One big development since I took my most recent blog hiatus is the consistent use of big girl undies for my gal. If you found yourself on this blog because you have a new baby with Down syndrome, or if you have a toddler, trust me, I know what you're thinking--something about how this kid is only just starting successful toileting and she's HOW old?? I get it. I do. Man, I didn't think I could handle it if my kid were six-years-old and not using the toilet, but you know what? It's not really a big deal. I mean, I don't love that it's taken this long, but it hasn't been the worst thing in the world. Really! And? Chances are your kiddo will get there long before we have. I know plenty of kids who are G's age who have been toilet trained for far longer. (I know kids who don’t train until much later, if at all, it’s true…but…honestly, it’s not the end of the world.) Thankfully, G is just getting there now and we are THRILLED. It's not for lack of trying, but I'll tell you what, I wish I listened to my gut much earlier and didn't stress everyone out about it so soon. I think we initially started when G was about 2.5, but it was TOO soon and that was clear early on. We tried seriously, several (or more) times a year, but it wasn't until about two months ago that I asked the folks at school to let us send her without her pull-up since she was keeping it dry anyway.
She's still not 100% toilet trained, she generally doesn't REALLY tell us when she has to go. But, we go on a schedule, and she's been great about holding it. Not to say there aren't accidents, but she's really doing well. She uses undies all the time now, except over night. But even overnight we are noticing she is waking dry after one change over night.
Anyway, I didn't mean to get into all the details, but it's a big development and we are psyched, so. There. Whee! Pottying!
And now, since I am a full coffee convert and because I didn't brew a cup before running out to the dentist and a day of errands, I am off to pour a cup. Ooooh, baby, I am looking forward to it.
How about you? What's a new development in your life? What are you looking forward to today?