Thursday, February 25, 2010

Poop YUCKY!!!

We (meaning I) have been trying to potty train Benson for a while now... If you could even call it "trying". We (meaning I) will have him pee once in a while, but nothing very consistant. This week we (meaning I) have really cracked down on it. For the last 4 days, Benson has been only wearing underwear and has done GREAT!!!!! He even goes in and pees by himself. (He loves standing up and making bubbles in the toilet water.

We (meaning I) need a little help. He will pee on the potty without any problems. He's only had 4 accidents in 4 days.... but he REFUSES to poop.

He thinks poop is "yucky" and whenever he thinks about it, he starts gagging (got that from his dad). Sometimes he'll act like he's going to poop in his underwear, so I'll put him on the toilet and he'll sit there gagging until he gets off. Casey is concerned that this is becoming a medical issue now that he's gone 4 days REFUSING to poop. We (meaning I) have given him as much fiber as he can have, too.... doesn't seem to help.

Anybody have any ideas how to get him to poop and to stop gagging?

On a side note, Molly has been sleeping through the night for a couple of weeks now, and she is officially going to move out of the pack-n-play in our room into the crib in Benson's room. We'll see how they do tonight sharing a room.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

He's 2, how can I control him?

People purposely sit behind us in church because Benson is so entertaining (and naughty)
This week:
During the sacrament.
"Where is Jesus?"
"Where is JESUS?"
Casey tells him to be quiet...
"No, I want to say Where is Jesus!"
Benson, be quiet
And the most disruptive part was Benson's mom giggling out of control.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Despite three-fourths of our family being sick, we had a lovely Valentine's Day. It was nice to stay at home to enjoy our new couches and watch TV and movies all day. We just got cable (sort of), and so I was completely entertained watching "Cake Boss" on TLC when I wasn't tending to the sick children and husband. We did manage to make heart-shaped sugar cookies and Casey & I snuck away to a dinner/dance for our ward on Saturday night. (we left before the dancing)
Benson LOVED the sugar cookies. (or just the mountain of frosting & sprinkles on top)
Poor Benson felt sick all day and had 4 naps.
I love being the mom when my kids are sick because I am the only one they want
(except Benson ALWAYS wants Grandma Jan more than me, so she doesn't count).
Naptime is the only time we got a break from
"Mom, Mommy, Mom, Mommy, Mom, Mommy, I want my Mommy"
So Molly IS a binkie baby.

She is starting to smile and it melts my heart.