Thursday, May 28, 2009

this is what it's come to....

So, the potty training (aka - fear of "poop") saga continues at our house!
Meritt is so afraid she's going to poop in the tub she WILL NOT
bathe without me in the tub with her.............................
SO, since it's not always possible that I stop everything,
and climb in the bath with her when she needs bathing.
I have resorted to plunking her down in the kitchen sink.
She's still not sure about this either, but at least I'm right there to
hold on to (get soaking wet).... Hmmmmm, I guess it probably would
have been just as easy to taken a bath?!

Give this girl enough bubbles she's pretty happy.
Especially if she can get you all bubbly...

Have you ever tried to bathe
a BIG two year old in a sink?

It's fun!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

from bad to worse...

It's been a week since I've posted... this last week has been the week from H * E * double hockey sticks (sorry mom). We were in the midst of this potty training stuff when it all seemed to go down hill... Meritt went from wanting to sit on the potty every second to not wanting anything to do with the potty at all. (except to cry about all the poop she didn't have) Her worry turned into her not going at all, which as you can imagine turned into a tearful, fussy, needy, upset two year old. We were trying our hardest to be as patient as possible, but this tearful, needy, fussiness lasted night and day for several days. Somewhere in the middle we started to try and ignore things. But, things just got worse.

By Sunday we ended up sitting at Urgent Care (on Mother's Day) with a very sick little Meritt. By afternoon Sunday she was running a 104 fever. We knew she wasn't at the top of her game Sunday morning, but due to everything that had been going on, we decided to "ignore" and proceed with our plans and head to church. By the end of the service our number popped up, Meritt wasn't happy. It didn't take long to figure out it was more than potty training aversion!

Poor thing had a terrible ear infection - an almost ruptured ear drum with blisters.... We got our prescriptions, and we were feeling certain that things would be turning around. We got the first dose of meds into miss Meritt, got her to bed, and were feeling good that by morning she would be feeling better. Not, so quick. She woke up about 11:45... this time with an almost 105 fever. Made it through to morning, the new challenge to arise in morning was the little problem of Meritt refusing to take her medicines. Pretty hard to get high fever and infection under control with out it. After two doses getting spit out all over me, I finally called into the doctor to see if they had any ideas. They said, "hide it in something she loves to eat".... Ummm little problem, she hasn't eaten..... ANYTHING in almost 3 and a half days. The nurse replies well give it your best try, if not we'll need to see her to come up with a new plan. OK, great, thanks! Hmmmmmm, what could I hide medicine in that she would be sure to eat up? Chocolate pudding, genius! Or not. I tried, Mom tried, Matt tried, no luck.

Wound up back at the doctor, where they had to give her two injections of antibiotics (one in each thigh). Apparently these injections are very painful, even for adults. Yes, apparently they are. Tears were shed, many a tear. Luckily Matt was able to come home a little early, extra arms were needed for holding and loving! The good news is, by the time we got her to sleep last night her fever was down, she slept soundly all night, and even ate some breakfast this morning. So, I think we are on the mend!!! I have about a thousand things piled up (literally) around here that need attention, so I pray that my little sweet heart is on the mend, for her and a little for me! :)

So, as soon as I get things back on track around here, I will try to post something cute, adorable, and more interesting than all of this. What can I say? This is a glamorous life, but somebodies got to live it!

Monday, May 4, 2009

I heart faces...

Over at i heart faces it's hat challenge week.

This is my first time entering, it looked like

so much fun, I couldn't pass it up this time!

This is one of my most favorite pictures I've taken of Meritt!

Head on over to i heart faces & join the fun!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

if you need us, we're in the potty...

In the last little while Meritt has decided that
there will be no more diapers for Meritt...
Which we are glad for (we think!)
She isn't actually going on the potty successfully just yet,
so we're more in the sit, and sit, and sit, and wait
stage of the game! There have been many tears shed,
lots of books read on the potty, many an accident cleaned up,
and many a song sung to try and distract!

trying to get this one to stay put for longer
than a few seconds is quite a challenge!
So far we've tried...
patty cakes,
story telling,
& lots of sitting
(sometimes holding)
while we wait!

Meritt has declared there will be
for Meritt,
just like ducky...
So, for now
we call her,

Nude-y Buns!!!

If there is anybody out there with good advise
on this subject, I am more than happy to take it!
If you feel like passing it along........