Blogger is being a mean nasty old wench and won't let me add photos to a post right now. So this is what you're going to get. A picture-less update on those life issues I posted about at the beginning of the month. You've been dying for an update, right? If not, don't worry, because as soon as Blogger gets its panties untwisted I have a few prettier posts (read: with photos) planned on some recent thrifty finds, the start of my embroidery class, a newly finished pleated clutch and an entry in the Gussy Sews inspiration workshop. Lots of good coming!
But for now, words, no photos. Words about a few issues I mentioned in this post. At the start of this month, we began more earnestly toilet training Luke, we moved Jack out of our bedroom, and I stated I was going to pump and workout more.
The toilet training isn't going too badly, actually! I don't know what your approach is, but ours for the last six months had been to talk about going on the potty probably way too much and sporadically put the kid on the potty. Surprise, surprise, but that really wasn't getting us anywhere. So now we are just putting him in underpants in the morning. It is a bit of a struggle some days, but for the most part, he agrees to wearing them for a while. And he's even initiating trips to the bathroom, for both pee and poop! It's always very exciting. We reward with a few chocolate chips. But he has little accidents, too, which is fine. Normal, right? And he refuses to wear the undies when we leave the house or basically from naptime on. I don't want to push him too much. So I'm trying to figure out the next step. Open to your ideas!
As for Jack (my four-and-a-half-month-old), he is out of our room and into his! And sleeping... OK. The good news is he hasn't woken up at 1 or 2 the last few nights. But the bad news is that he is often waking up around 10 or 11 after being put down at 9. I suppose there are worse things. I'd rather deal with that than get out of bed at 1. I was a bit bleary-eyed at the beginning when I was dealing with those early night wake-ups, but feeling better now.
On the other two fronts, progress is minimal. I am pumping maybe every other day. And working out even less. I don't know why I am so unmotivated to workout. It's not like me. But I did manage a 2.5 mile run on Monday. And we have deemed 10 a.m. "family workout hour," a time in which one of us each day gets to workout. The idea is to motivate and support each other. By thinking you have a set appointment, and knowing the other person will watch the kids without question, it should help us both get some sweat time in, right? We'll see how that goes -- Jimmy already skipped his first workout yesterday. That doesn't help. But I will be wearing a bathing suit quite a bit the first week of July, so I'm hoping that kicks my motivation up a notch. If not, maybe I need to make a mandate -- no blog reading or sewing until I've worked out. Lord knows, that would do the trick!
OK, thanks for indulging my little life update. If you are facing any of these same issues, please, let's chitty-chat in the comments! I'd love to compare notes about what is working (or not) for you.