Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pooder Potter

Yes, I've got my very own Pooder Potter! AJ pooped in the potty for the very first time today. I AM SUCH A PROUD MOMMA!

Ms. Saundra has been working on potty training him for a few months, and pees pretty regularly now. But today, I got the FABO news about the poop! Who knew poops would be this exciting?

On a frustrating note, AJ will not pee in the potty for us at all! We've been putting him on the potty for about a month, at first he was just screaming at us. Now, he will sit, bare butt, but that's all the progress we've gotten in a month. No pee, no poop.

And not to diminish his new found pooping AT ALL, but he's pooped in the tub for every bath for the last 3 weeks! :

Momma's Big Boy!

AJ had his check up Friday, he HATES going to the doctor!! He was great in the waiting room, all chatty and waving to all the other patients (OH and licking the divider between the sick and well patient rooms--hopefully he didn't lick the germy side!)

Soon as we walked through the door to the exam rooms, he FLIPPED! This was our first trip to the new office (same doctors, new office). Screaming, flopping on the floor, drama queen FLIPPED! They measured him like a big boy though, and he rather liked the scale.

And then the doctor did her big exam, checked his reflexs, asked about his language ability, physical ability. AJ is such a ham, he started showing off for the doctor, break dancing, doing rolls on the floor. The doctor was actually pretty impressed by his physical abilities and motor skills--said his motor skills are those of a 4 year old. And with a 75+ word vocab, he's completely caught up verbally [thank you Ms. Saundra!!] and is actually considered ahead even though he still babbles ALOT. He's so cute, he lets the HUGE ROLLING BURBS, and then says SCUSEME in this little angel voice...

SO, without further ado, my baby is 30 lbs., and 34 1/2 inches TALL (not long anymore, since he gets measured standing up!) What a big boy, Momma is so proud!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to Us!

Today AJ and I celebrated "our" birthday. We celebrated the day he was born, a beautiful son; and we celebrated the day I was born, or better put, reborn, as his mother. We're 2 now, him and I, and boy what 2 years we've had!

We're constantly reminded that out of troubles and strife, we shall triumph. We've scraped our knees, and cried a few tears, but we're bigger and stronger, and can withstand, and stand tall.

We've learned that nothing worth having is easy. We've learned patience (well, sort of), and words, feelings, we've learned to depend on each other, and to depend on ourselves. We're learning humility, and pride, consideration, we're learning to share, and to give from the bottom of our hearts. We've learned that nothing is more precious than our family, that holding hands and baby boy kisses are the best things in the world. We're learning to live! And to LOVE!

So happy birthday to us! Happy birthday to my beautiful son, my smart, funny, handsome, boisterous, pensive, thoughtful, loving son! And happy birth day to me! Let us celebrate each of our days together with the same love that shone in my eyes the first time we met, that day 2 years ago, the day we were born.