1. We are surviving the heat with a backyard baby pool, and the next door neighbor's slip-n-slide.
2. This little guy is rolling all over the place. He just started this yesterday, and he loves it. It makes for happier awake times because he can entertain himself as he rolls all over the living room.
3. John is also going through "sleep training" this week. While in Alabama, he started waking up all night long, eating every two hours, sometimes more often than that. I was exhausted and feeling like we were back at week two. So...I am now making him "cry-it-out" if he wakes up before the four hour mark. So far, things are going great. The last two nights he woke up after three hours, cried for about five minutes, and then went back to sleep for another hour or two. We have gone from nursing four or five times a night to one or two times a night, so vast improvement!! Happier mom. Happier baby.
4. Finally, we are trying to finish up Ada's potty training. She is fine going tee-tee in the potty; it's the "other thing" we are having so much trouble with. She's still in a diaper at nap and bed time, so she just waits until then and avoids using the potty. I am trying to remember to put her in panties as soon as she wakes up to alleviate that problem. I am ready to be done with potty training. It's no fun.
And that is our house this week.
I feel better having updated. I don't have any sort of baby book for little John, so if it's not recorded on the blog, it's not recorded. And you know the first year--it's one milestone after another.
Oh, one last thing--feedback please. Ada's birthday is just around the corner, and I cannot decide if we should stick with just family or invite a few little girls over. Any advice? Is three still too young to really care about a birthday party? I am leaning towards just family, but could be swayed if anyone has a different opinion. For some reason, I am having the hardest time deciding.