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You fell off the potty?!?

This post was a long time coming….

This year my youngest daughter was starting the 3 year old class. It was very important that she was completely potty trained prior to the start of school. So in true Shonte tradition we did a last minute push to be potty trained before the first day of school.

She was doing very well. Not many accidents, but I wasn’t still 100% convinced that we were in the clear. We even did a couple of practice trips at Open House, so she would know how to get to the bathroom, lock the door and wash her hands ALL BY HERSELF!

When I dropped her off I said “make sure you tell your teacher as soon as you have to go potty.” “Yes, MOM, I know.” she replied.

When I went to pick her up, her teacher said “Well we had a little accident today….”. I quickly looked at her and noticed she was still wearing her school clothes. I figured if she had an accident then she would be in her ‘back-up’ clothes. I must have looked puzzled, because the teacher continued…”well, she fell off the potty.” I was like….huh? “she fell of the potty?!?” “Yes, she was on the BIG potty and went to slide off and fell off and hit her head on the floor.”

:( Aw, now I was worried. “Honey let me see your head…” Sure enough right on her forehead was giant knot. She fell right off the toilet and hit her head.

Only my child….

Winnie the Pooh

As part of my daughter’s 3rd Birthday “week” we hit up the Oviedo Regal Cinema today to see Winnie the Pooh for their $5 “any movie, any time, all day” special.

It was extremely cute, but it was much shorter than other movies, My oldest daughter was complaining about how short the movie actually was, although she did thoroughly enjoy it!

I will say that I was glad that we went on the “Value Day”!

As a bonus, I am soo in LOVE with the soundtrack and have been listening to the songs for weeks on my ipod. Here are my two favorite Winnie the Pooh songs! Enjoy…

hello 2’s!

Published by Mom on July 30th, 2010 - in Baby Stories

My youngest daughter just turned 2 on Sunday July 25th!!! I can’t believe that she is already 2 years old.

She was born on July 25th, 2008 after I was in labor for only 6 hours. I did two “practice” pushes at which point the nurse closed my legs to wait for the doctor. She said if I pushed one more time the baby would be here.

Once the doctor arrived (which seemed like forever) I gave one hard push and out she came! It all seemed so easy and she was perfect from the beginning!

For the her first birthday we took her to Sea World, so we decided to continue the tradition this year. We went for a great family trip to Sea World and tried to get all the same photos as we did last year so we could compare.

Its absolutely amazing how fast they grow at such a young age. This year, she knew which animals she wanted to see. She sat in amazement during the entire Dolphin show watching all the “fishies”.

The year between #1 and #2 was a great ride! I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!

Hitler Lips!

Published by Mom on September 25th, 2008 - in Baby Stories

Now that I got your attention…

We were outside one beautiful afternoon enjoying the fresh air. My oldest daughter wanted to ride her scooter and/or bike back and forth to the neighbors house so I sat in the driveway with the baby. I was on the phone with my sister, when my oldest daughter says “Mommy, Mommy look no hands”. As I looked over at her, she had her water bottle suctioned to her top lip. She thought she was cool because now she could drink her water without using her hands. I waved at her and whispered “Cool honey”.

After a while of riding her bike, I decided to call it a night. I gave her a three minute warning and we started to clean up. When she came over, her upper lip was bright red right under her nose. Because she has an allergic reaction to bug bites, I was instantly worried that a mosquito had bitten her. I said “honey, what happened to your lip. Come here and let me see.” She came over and I noticed it was not a bug bite but a big, red hickey (from the suctioned water bottle no doubt). Oh Man, hopefully that will go away soon.

We went inside and I told her to put some ice on it, hoping that the redness and swelling would go down. Once my husband got home we went out and got some dinner. We could see that her lip was not getting any better as the night went on. I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself because where the hickey was (right under the nose) she kinda looked like Hitler.

As soon as we got home, I told my oldest that it was time to get ready for bed. “First go brush your teeth and then get your pajamas on” I said as I unpacked the diaper bag. I was just about to go into my daughters room when she yelled “AH! My lip! I don’t like the way I look”. Oh man, I hadn’t thought that she had not seen her lip up until now. She came into the room and said “I don’t want to go to school tomorrow looking like this”. “don’t worry” we tried to reassure her “I’m sure it will be gone by tomorrow”.

Of course, it wasn’t, although she didn’t seem too concerned about it the next morning. I asked her if anyone said anything at school and she said no. To top of the experience, it was also the day that we had the doctor’s appt for her wellness visit. Our doctor asked her if she was sucking on her upper lip, she said no. “Thats a result of a suctioned waterbottle” I informed him. “oh! otherwise known as a hickey” he whispered to me smiling. “Well” he said, “are we going to do that again?” “No never again” she said!

How much does she weigh?!?!?

Published by Mom on September 18th, 2008 - in Baby Stories

A day before our 5 year wellness visit (see prior post). I had called my pediatrician about my 7 week old daughter who was coughing and vomiting alot. Because of her age they wanted to see her that day and asked how long it would take me to get there.

“Around 10:30.. I guess. I’m feeding her now and can leave once we are finished” I said. “Ok we will see you then”. Dangit, I thought, now I have to rush.

We finished the bottle, changed our diaper and packed our diaper bag (Coach no doubt) and headed to the doctors office.

They took us immediately and asked me all the questions like; “whats the symptoms”, “how many diapers does she go through”, etc.  I answered them all and said I was concerned because her belly is really big. (as a sidenote you should know that my husband calls her “double stuff” because of the amount that she eats. Her new motto is “I’m awake, Feed me!”).

I had guesstimated that she weighed around 9.5 lbs at this visit. She was 7lbs 4oz at birth, 6lbs 14oz when we left the hospital and 8lbs 6oz at her 2 week visit. I know (now) that 5 weeks had passed since her 2 week visit and it was probably very insane to think that she was ONLY 9.5 lbs! When the nurse went to weigh her she put it on the 9lbs, “Oh no I’m sure she weighs more than that” I said. She moved it to 11; ha I thought no way, must be a newbie. Man was I wrong! 11 lbs and 5oz! Holy Crap! What was I feeding my child.

The doctor came in and basically said that physically she was perfectly healthy. It would appear that the cough, the vomiting, etc; was a result of overfeeding. So there it was! I was overfeeding my daughter. She looked so big and gained so much weight because I kept feeding her. He said because of her weight that she should not go over a certain number of ounces a day.

Because of that, I started a feeding log to record every time and amount of formula that I gave my double stuff, I mean my daughter, to make sure that I’m not over feeding her. Since becoming aware of the amount of her eating I will admit that her spitting up and fussiness has decreased tremendously.

At least I know now!

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