Well, it sure has been a while since my last post! May and the beginning of June were very busy, but I think (hope!) things will be slowing down. In the next few days I will share what we have been up to.
The current big news is that I decided to work on potty training with John. I think he is ready, and I am also ready. It would be nice if he had a good grip on it by the time Baby #2 is born. But I'm very relaxed about it and know that he might regress some after the baby is born. We have been working on it every day for the past 3 days. Progress has been made! Yesterday he was sitting on his potty chair and while I was reading a book to him he went pee! I called Andrew and he and my parents came running in to make a big deal about this achievement. We all clapped and John poured it in the toilet. He was beaming! =) I also gave him a lollipop and asked him why he was getting one - he said "toilet!" That's right, little man!
Today he spent some time wearing big-boy underwear. I told him that he needed to tell me if he had to go pee and not to get his big-boy underwear wet. He was playing quietly with some toys and then said with urgency, "pee-pee." We both got up and ran to his potty chair. He picked out a book for me to read and the second I started reading, he started going potty. I was so impressed that he is already learning to acknowledge the urge to go to the bathroom.
We have a long way to go - I've heard that it can take anywhere from 3 months to a year for kids to be fully daytime potty trained (nighttime is a whole other story!). But I am very proud of his progress!