Friday, April 23, 2010
The first is...
We're having a BOY! I've felt all along that I was having a boy, but it's nice to have it confirmed. Matt was almost giddy when he heard the news. He was beaming :)
Having a second baby and an opposite gender has gotten me thinking about the differences I might encounter. I have felt like having a little girl for the past two years has come pretty naturally. I'm not sure how it will be having a boy, although I've heard mom and son relationships are something special too. Madeline has always been fairly mild tempered. No destruction, writing on walls, spilling things ln purpose or wreaking havoc. I don't really worry about her when she's in another room and is quiet for a long time. I usually find her reading quietly or playing house with her dolls. I wonder if I'm due for an energetic, curious, rambunctious boy? I'm excited to have one of each and although there will be adjusting, I'm sure Madeline will be helpful and a good big sister.
Two: Madeline is potty training and it is actually going surprisingly well! Last week we hung out at home and did the wear only underwear thing. At the beginning I thought I might give up. Definitely not one of my favorite jobs as a parent. Not having a washer and dryer with all of the accidents was not very fun, either. But it seemed to click after the first couple of days. She still wears a diaper some of the time and she consistently tells me she has to go and is quite proud of herself. I have been pleasantly surprised the last two days that she has been dry. I'm ready for setbacks and accidents and am not quite ready to go to underwear full time, but I think we've made progress and she seems thrilled with herself. Whenever anybody comes over, she tells them that she went pee. Sometimes she wants to bring her potty out and is ready to give them a demonstration. Next thing to work on is modesty...
And this picture is just for fun. Madeline loves to accessorize. She found one of my headbands and has been wearing it all morning.