Sunday, October 30, 2011

Life As We Know It

Enjoying the spoils of his wins at the carnival: a candy bracelet that he picked out himself with the tickets he won. He was very proud to show it to me too!

Haiven all bundled up at the Halloween carnival:)
A quick spin in the swing helped Taj to forget about the costume for long enough to enjoy an hour at the Halloween carnival.
We thought we picked out a good costume for Taj considering he can't stand to have anything tied on him, have weird textures or pressures from his clothing, or to have anything on his head or face. We were wrong! It took three people to get Taj in this costume and the meltdown was epic! One of the best we've ever witnessed!

I love this picture of Taj. It melts my heart every time I look at it and reminds me of the sweet little boy he really is even when he is not at his best:)

We are slowly settling into a routine around the Morse house and life is starting to look sunny once again. The first two weeks after having a baby are always hard for me. It definitely hasn't been easy adjusting to a newborn's schedule and figuring in a toddler's schedule as well. Taj has generally been doing pretty well with having Haiven around. He is very gentle with her and he loves to help me swaddle her, get her dressed, help her with her binky, and with getting me things. The tough part has been figuring out how to give Taj the attention he needs every day while taking care of a newborn. Our latest challenge has been with Taj taking off his diaper every time he goes peepee or poopoo. Naturally, the products of his diaper end up in and on various things/places in our house. I have been busy shooting our water bill through the roof with our washing machine and keeping companies like Clorox and Lysol in business for the past week. Part of me believes he is surely ready for potty training and part of me thinks he is doing it to get attention. I've tried duct taping his diaper on, but somehow he still gets his diaper off. Never underestimate what a toddler can do, especially a little boy! The tentative game plan for now is to slowly introduce the wonderful concept of going peepee and poopoo in the potty. I know I've already asked for potty training advice of Facebook, but if any of you bloggers have some good advice or resources that would help, please let me know! I'm feeling a little more than slightly overwhelmed with the idea of potty training and taking care of a newborn right now, but life cannot go on as it has been at our house any longer, otherwise I'm afraid our house will smell like a pet shop! As challenging as motherhood/parenthood can be, I'm still thankful at the end of each day for the wonderful blessing of children. Taj and Haiven are my life and I think I have a pretty sweet life!

1 comment:

Janice Twitchell said...

Chelle good luck potty training. I'm in the same boat right now! I LOVE the potty wise book (get it via amazon about $8) you are supposed to have them trained in a day or two. but where you and are are hooked to babies it takes about two weeks. I have been taking the relaxed route and it's working. hope it works for you too! haiven is so cute! can't believe how she's changing and how big taj is!!