Okay, there are few minor parenting situations going on over at our house, and I always love to turn to the blog to get some much needed advice.
Warning: I will be talking about bathroom issues.
Okay, situation number one, which I have not blogged about because I am ashamed to admit that Ada is still not FULLY potty trained. Let me explain. We have got "tee-tee" completely under control. I don't remind her to go, she never has accidents, she uses public restrooms, it is not a problem. It's the "poopy" that is causing us serious trouble!!!! Here's the deal, if I don't let her "go" in her diaper, then she holds it and holds it and holds it, and she is a champion "holder." As I have blogged about before, Ada has had bowel issues (I really apologize for all the bathroom talk, but I desperately need some advice) since she was five months old and I switched her to formula (hence my strong desire to nurse John and forego formula altogether). So, we have battle after battle after battle, and I end up letting her go in her diaper to avoid more serious problems caused by holding it. The doctor always says, of course, feed her foods that will make her go. Well, I know all of that, and I carefully monitor what she eats, but really, at this point, she can hold it despite the food that I give her. I have heard other moms mention miralax, and my childhood pediatrician even mentioned that, but I have no idea how much to give her or how often. I DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE ANOTHER ONE OF HER DIRTY DIAPERS!!! Help me!!! I do not mind making her go in her panties; in fact, that is how we go her potty trained with the tee-tee, the problem is that I don't know how to make her go in her panties. Again, help me, please. By the way, I HATE potty training!!!
Okay, situation number two, which I have blogged and blogged about. John is still so dependent on my breastmilk. It is his main source of calories, and he is eating every three hours around the clock. He is gaining weight just fine, but I am worn out. Plus, his first birthday is right around the corner, and as thankful as I am that we have nursed this long, I would like to cut it off at a year. I am a bit burned out, to be honest with you. I am trying to force him to get calories elswhere, but he gags on any actual solid food, even puffs, and usually ends up throwing it up. At Thanksgiving I fed him some dressing, which he loved, but then threw it up, as well. I can usually get him to eat some baby food, but for the most part he's just not that interested. And he certainly isn't drinking liquids from anything other than me. Again, I am desperate for some advice. I want to make the weaning process as painless as possible, but it's not looking good. He is certainly not going to wean himself. And I don't even mind a "comfort nurse" before bed and naps, etc, but at 10 months shouldn't he be getting calories elsewhere?
Okay, advice? Anyone?