Wednesday, April 6, 2011


So I bought a pattern the other day for Grace's Christmas dress this year. My mom makes one every year and I have discovered that if you don't buy the pattern when you see it you may not be able to find it again. So I bought it. I called my mom and told her. She was cool with that and we started talking about another dress she is going to make Grace this summer. She asked me if I would measure Grace again before I head back up to Wyoming. She said that the last time Grace was there she measured her height as 31". This was in early March. I then found my tapemeasure and measured her. I was pretty sure she had grown but I was wasn't expecting these results. She was now 33 1/2". She grew 2 1/2 inches since the beginning of March. No wonder she had been keeping me up at night and had been eating so much and was sooooo cranky. I don't think she is done either. She kept me up most of the night last night. :/ I am super tired today. Luckily my schedule isn't really that demanding today. On another Grace related note, she is not going to the potty for me. She does it all day at daycare and never messes her panties but that is the first thing she does when she gets home. I tried to have a heart to heart with her yesterday about it but she just was not convinced that going  pee on the potty at home was a good idea. Any suggestions? I have tried to give her rewards, sticking her on the pot first thing in the morning, singing, dancing and none of these things work with her. It is super frustrating.


  1. I had the hardest time potty training David. He would do great for a week or so, then he'd decide he didn't want to go potty. I just waited until he decided he was more ready. I did go back to using diapers, however, and he didn't like that. Maybe tell her if she doesn't want to try to go potty at home that she gets to wear diapers at home, but that big girls don't wear diapers. Who knows! Maybe it'll work.

  2. Alexis pulled that on me for awhile. I just decided that I would become more stubborn than her. I'd sit her there until she went potty. After a couple days and making her sit, she would finally go a little quicker. I still am fighting with her on days where she doesn't feel good, or just woke up from a nap. Yep, I'm more stubborn, that's what I tell myself ;)

  3. This happened with Ben. He would use the potty at daycare but not at home and it was awful and I felt like a horrible mother and the pediatrician gave me literature about how he was potty training resistant. Last summer, we just had him run around bottomless a lot of the time and he finally caught on. But we really just had to wait until he was ready.