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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In Case You Were Wondering...

1. How's breastfeeding going?
2. How's the diet going?
3. How are the boys adjusting to the baby?
4. Is Levi completely potty-trained now?

These are the common questions I've been getting lately, so I thought I'd give you a little update, in case you were wondering.  ;)

How's breastfeeding going?
Breastfeeding is going amazingly!  I'm so thrilled to have a full milk supply while feeding on-demand WITHOUT having to use any herbal galactagogues to increase my supply!  Let me tell you, I was not looking forward to that maple syrup smell you get from Fenugreek again.  I smelled like that blasted stuff for a total of 30 months, and I was done!  Isaac is nursing like a champ, lets me know when he's hungry, and is growing into a big boy.  I'm so glad I didn't give up all of those times in the first two weeks that I wanted to.  Yes, it would have been easier to bottle feed in the first two weeks when it was so painful and difficult, but breastfeeding is infinitely easier in the long run.  I'm so grateful for all of the support that I've received this time around.  I'm so blessed!

How's the diet going?
I'm currently stuck at 5 pounds of weight loss since I started tracking.  I started tracking it after my weight stuck at the same number for a while after the baby was born, so that way I knew I was done losing all of the water weight and was just holding onto the fat at that point.  I go back and forth with thinking that I need to eat all of the Weight Watcher points that they give me or not.  It feels like they give me too much, but I don't know.  On the weeks that I ate all of the points, I didn't lose any weight.  And on the weeks that I had some leftover, I lost weight.  They harp on eating all of the points so that you don't go into starvation mode, but whatever.  It also didn't help that I probably ate an entire cup of frosting at Levi's birthday party.  The GOOD news, though, is that on Monday night I wore my size 4 skinny jeans!  (And yes, there was absolutely a muffin top.  Spanx are my next investment.)  I don't think I was able to fit into my old clothes this soon after the first two kids were born, so that made me ecstatic!  I have 22 pounds to my ultimate goal weight, but I have just 7 pounds to go until my first goal.  I'm looking forward to being able to post before and after pictures!  I'll post one at my first goal.

How are the boys adjusting to the baby?
They really love the baby.  They treat him very sweetly.  The only thing I've noticed is that both of them do a lot of baby-talk nowadays.  They also throw fits more frequently, and I'm sure that's an acting out thing.  So I just make sure to give them lots of cuddles and love when I can because they need to feel my affection more.  I'm hoping that the crazy temper tantrums will taper off now that Levi's three and the more they both feel my love more.

Is Levi completely potty-trained now?
Levi turned 3 last Friday, and we have been working on potty-training since last April.  So thanks for asking, but with my head hung low in defeat, I tell you, uh, no, he's not completely potty-trained.  He has won.  I surrender.  Seriously.  I'm leaving it up to him.  Some days he wants to wear underwear, and I support him.  And other days he wants to wear Pull-ups, and I let him.  He does need to be completely potty-trained by August when school starts next year, so that's my goal.  I'll probably start taking away the Pull-ups in June and making him wear underwear all of the time.  But I'm waiting until June because I'm not quite ready to be on top of it right now with the baby still so young.  He's a little stinker, but he's mine; and I love him.


  1. Madison didn't potty train until three after months of trying, what finally worked with her was to say, there are three things that three year olds do: 1. tee-tee in the potty. 2. poo-poo in the potty. and 3. Sleep in their own bed. I repeated this to her so many times that if asked what three things three year olds do she would repeat it verbatim. It took a month or so but it sank in and she was trained in just a couple of months. She was the absolutely most stubborn child ever and didn't give in to sleeping in her own bed quiet so easily. With Grace, I didn't bother trying to potty train until she was almost three because of the horrible time I had with Madi and she trained very quickly. He's a cutie and he will just wake up one day and have his mind made up that he's a big boy and your troubles will be over until time to train Issac.

  2. You are such a good mommy!!! A good mommy that Rocks her skinny jeans :) Congrats!


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