Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Potty Training Diaries

I'm already throwing in the towel -- for now. ML, you were an amazing support to me today, but these last few hours have absolutely stressed me to the max (as well as Bray - he's a bit freaked out and totally clingy) and I'm realizing that Braydon just isn't ready yet. I tried to push, and instead he held his pee pee as best he could while sitting on the potty, and would then unleash and release all over the place.

For a while, I thought we were making progress (because he DID successfully time and time again go on the potty, however time and time again, he'd pee, not realize he's peed, and was happy to sit urine drenched big boy pants. Not only did this win/lose happen ALL DAY LONG, he also begged to take off his big boy pants. He yanked at them, screamed, maybe go pee a little in his big boy chair, and as soon as he was out of the bathroom, he'd wet his pants and anything around him :(

I'm so disappointed, but my mommy gut is telling me to back off and try again in a couple of months. Physically, he's pretty much there. But he's just not mentally. I guess I need to let it go and try when I feel and believe it'll be a smoother transition.

I'm upset, frustrated, and pretty disappointed. Braydon's THRILLED to be back in his diaper (which why wouldn't he, it's all he's known for 2 years), and I need a drink or two to unwind from a stressful, mind-numbing day.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Potty-Training Diary

Tomorrow (Tuesday morning), Braydon and I will embark on the voyage of potty training. I've read, and re-read my potty training book, I have my game plan memorized, all necessary tools/drinks/treats/etc. out and ready to be used, and I'm in the "zone". I know it may very well be an arduous day tomorrow, but I'm confident Braydon is ready and can do this, and I'm in the right, patient mindset, and know we are on the path to being diaper free!

Wish us luck!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Playing in the water on Mother's Day!

I STILL cannot believe he's 2 years old!!!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Stella & Dot

Hi All,

I just wanted to share with you that I'm now a Stella & Dot stylist. I absolutely love this jewelry, and I cannot wait to begin sharing it with any and everyone!

If you're not familiar with Stella & Dot, I guarantee you've seen their pieces in magazines and TV shows. Stella & Dot uses quality sterling silver, precious metals, semi-precious gemstones, and quality crystal in ALL of their pieces, and again, I just LOVE this brand.

Please, let me know if you're interested in some of the pieces, hosting a trunk-show, or have questions about becoming a stylist as well. Also, feel free to check out the line at www.stelladot.com/bethswitz

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday, Braydon!!!

Today, at 7:26am, our baby turned 2 years old! We truly cannot believe how fast time has passed us by!

We are just so proud of him and love him far beyond what any words can adequately express! Today (as well as this past Saturday) we celebrate all that is Braydon and the miracle he is!!!

We celebrate his wonderful manners, his great sense of humor, his love of dancing after dinner, his current obsession with all things cars, trucks, and trains. We celebrate his "boy-ness", his stubbornness, the way he loves to snuggle when watching one of his favorite "shows" or movie. We also celebrate the way he smiles; the way his entire face lights up, his 2 different laughs, his independent side, his needy side. We celebrate the fact that Braydon's picky phase is coming to a close (2 months of not eating any type of meat, or much else for that matter). We celebrate his love of his friends, cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and us (of course). We celebrate his friendly disposition and the fact that Braydon feels absolutely compelled to say "hi" to every single person we pass by.

I could go on and on and on with EVERYTHING we adore, treasure, cherish, and celebrate about Braydon! We love him endlessly and are the two happiest parents, and are prouder than proud of our now 2 years old little boy!

Happy Birthday, Braydon!!!

We celebrated with family this past Saturday, and I've put together a little slide-show from that day. I've kept out all pictures of Braydon with his cousins (which most are that), since my blog is pretty much open for all to see.

PS - ignore the accompanying music - it's what came with the slide-show.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Braydon enjoying an early b-day present :)

Braydon's definitely in "choo-choo" heaven :)

Sorry for the blurry screen. Took this with my cellphone.

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