Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Culture Shock

This week is what we call culture shock for the baby. We are potty training and moving into a big girl bed. So far so good. We put her into a bed on Sunday afternoon and she has not been back in her crib since then. Sunday night was pretty rough but my husband and I know it just takes a few rough nights and then they are pretty adjusted. She did not fall asleep until 10:30p.m. and woke up at 2:30 in the morning. Last night was awesome. We put her to bed and she started to cry and get upset we told her to stop this was her new bed, gave her a few books to read and she was quiet. She didn't wake up until 8:00 A.m. Praise the Lord the transition is easier than I thought it would be.

Now the potty training of course is not always that easy. Yesterday she peed three times and didn't make it to the potty chair. But last night as we were all getting ready for bed she went in sat on her chair came and got us and told us she was done. She had done all this by herself and felt very proud. I think she is getting it. So this week we stay home and do nothing but let her run around in a dress with no diaper and then by next week we should be to the point of wearing panties.

We figure we might as well traumatize them all in one week and then all the work is done. It does make for a long week for mom and dad but once it is over we are all happy. So keep us all in your prayers this week as the baby grows up real fast.


Nana C said...

All right, this is so awesome!! She is so precious! The whole family is just "right there" to be enjoy the Lord's bounty!!!! Good post, Susan, prayers never stop. Love Nana C

Toni said...

Yay! Sounds like serious progress is being made. It's always an, um, adventure (potty training), yet such a milestone to celebrate with them when they achieve it. We even made up our own potty song, lol.

Becky said...

That sounds like a big sweet week.
Hope it turns out to be an easy one. : )