Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Potty training

I mentioned in my last post that I was starting to potty train Beckham and I wanted to just update on how it's going. So, Monday we started as soon as Beckham woke up with having him try to use the potty. Days before we talked about the potty and how big boys use the potty...all of that. So, he was definitely used to the idea, but prior attempts showed that he really wasn't ready. Although, this was really the best/only time for me to be home consistently and I knew it was now or the Summer, and I really wanted to have him trained before his 3rd birthday. OMG my baby is about to be three....please excuse me while I cry myself to sleep. :(

Anyways, Monday we attempted to try the naked three that I mentioned in my previous post. As soon as Beckham woke up, I said okay let's go use the potty and he DID! Without hesitation, he just used the potty. I guess I need to note that I bought a new potty Sunday night. We had the small seat that goes on top of the actual toilet but he couldn't get on it himself, and I thought that was part of the problem the first time. He is VERY independent and I thought he might like an actual potty more his size. So, back to Monday- after he used the potty we praised him, jumped up and down, sand the potty song, did high fives, you name it! I made it a HUGE deal that he used the potty. He was so excited and proud of himself. He also got to choose a prize from this jar I made of M&Ms, jelly beans, and gummy bears. I told him no more diapers and that diapers were for babies and he was my big boy. I was going to try the naked three but that literally lasted all of one minute after he pottied. He literally said, "Okay now put me a new diaper on." So, I said again that we didn't have anymore diapers and he wasn't going to wear diapers anymore. He said he wanted big boy underwear so I got some from his room and put them on him. I downloaded the Pull-Up potty app hoping the reminder would help me stay on track and remember to remind him. However, I didn't need it. It was all I could think about. All. Day. Long. I probably asked him 100 times Monday if he needed to use the potty. We talked about how we need to 'try' even if we don't think we need to do. We also talked about how drinking juice, tea, etc. would make him teetee and he needed to remember to tell me when he needed to go. I'm so lucky he communicates as well as he does, and really comprehends what I'm saying.

So, Monday he had ONE accident all day long. LITERALLY- ONE!!!!! AHHHH!! I was freaking out. I was/am so proud of him. A couple of times he has minor accidents where he went a little but then realized he needed to go to the potty...which I don't count as accidents. I was really expecting the absolute worse with potty training. I mean, he is so opinionated and stubborn that I just knew he would shut me down at the first talk of using the potty, but he didn't! Monday was pretty stressful for me for a couple of reasons... 1. I had to constantly watch Beckham's every move and ask him 3537289202 times if he needed to use the potty and 2. We were stuck in the house. We are both pretty busy-bodies and it was a pretty day, but I just couldn't risk going outside and losing track of time and then him having an accident. Monday we literally stayed inside and I really think that was the hardest part.

Tuesday- Okay, so day two of potty training wasn't that bad at all. Beckham had one accident which he caught in the middle of having an accident, then he threw a bit of a fit because I wanted him to finish on the potty, but it was like because he started in his underwear he needed to finish in his underwear- and he would no cooperate with me and finish on the potty. So, he got a spanking. Not for having an accident, but because he was throwing a fit and not listening to me. He got really upset, which I think was in part because he had an accident and part from the potty. It was a meltdown actually and I really thought it was going to throw off all of the progress we had made with training, but after a few minutes he chilled out and actually used the potty (finished what he started with the accident). The rest of the day was great, no more accidents.

Wednesday- So, today we started off the same way- woke up and when straight to the potty. He's wearing pull-ups at night because I honestly don't even know where to begin with the night situation. I need to research it. Anyways, all day today was GREAT! We were outside most of the day cleaning up the yard and moving all of his outside toys to the new house. He had one accident around midday and it was partly my fault. He had just had breakfast and we went straight outside and I didn't think to have him try to use the potty. Anyways we got outside and he said he needed to go, but then he just started going. He did finish in the potty, which I count as a success, but still I was hoping for a no accident day! But, really I can't complain he's had one a day which is FABULOUS if you ask me. Like I said, I was really expecting the worst, which I guess is good because I am so pleasantly surprised!

Fingers crossed that tomorrow if our first day without any accidents! I still just can't believe my baby is basically potty trained...or that he is about to be three...or that it's even time to think about potty training. Ugh! I feel like if I blink he will be in high school. :(

running around in his undies


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Monday, April 6, 2015

It's been a while...

Today marks the first official day of my Spring Break!! Hallelujah! TGISB! Anyways, I am sitting here at 10:00am waiting on Beckham to wake up because today also marks the first official day of potty training! EEEKK! Yall, say a prayer for us. We are trying the Naked 3- I read about it here. So it will be three days of Beckham running around naked. I'm really hoping this works and I know it's all about consistency and MY attitude towards training. Just pray.

Anyways, so here's a bit of an update on the last four months. -I know it's been four months because my last post was about the day my BFF's baby, Keely was born.- Yes, the title is appropriate. It's been a while...

Let's see- Butch lost his job. :( anddddd we moved! Yep, that's about it. HA!

No seriously, the school year is almost over. I'm potty training Beckham with makes me happy and sad at the same time. I can't believe he is old enough to potty train and yet, he is. And HE needs to be potty trained...

Okay, I feel like I am rambling and not making much sense at all. It must be the two Zeals I drank this morning at 8:00am when I woke up. Yes, it is now 10:15am and Beckham is still asleep.

On a more serious note. I really have a prayer request with everything going on with our lives. We are in a tough patch right now and just need prayers. Buying a house and looking for a job at the same time is both very exciting, confusing, and stressful and we just need prayers to lift all of us out of this funk and onto the other side of what feels like a mountain.

And here's my perfect child:

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Keely Kate is here!

On December 2, 2014, Keely Kate Weems entered the world at 9:45am weighing 6 pounds even, and 19 3/4 inches long. She is beautiful and perfect!!

So, I'm sure I mentioned it but my best friend, Amber was pregnant and through a bit of a crazy pregnancy she had Keely last Tuesday. I can't even believe she's finally here. It's like we talked about her for so long...wondering what she would look like etc. and now she's here! eeeek!! We thought she was going to come early because Amber went into early labor around 29 weeks but after a week in the hospital and medicine, she ended up having to be induced!

Keely says hi!

Ahh! I'm seriously so obsessed with her. She is so precious! I was able to take off on Tuesday so I was at the hospital all day. Then, Wednesday I had a workshop in Shreveport so I was able to stop by the hospital before going home to see them. Then last Friday, I took Beckham to meet Keely for the first time. He was so sweet and gentle with her. He has some crazy obsession with baby heads so he kept trying to touch her head, but for the most part he was being really easy. I kept reminding him that she was only 3 days old and he had to be very careful. He was so sweet with her though. On the way there we were singing Happy Birthday to Keely and he kept saying he was going to be real careful, and he wanted to kiss her, and hug her... So cute! Then, at one point I was holding her and he said "hold me too, Mama, with Keely." I thought, uhhhohh someone is a bit jealous. But, I think he will get used to it. They are practically destined to be bffs. lol

And today she is already one week old. The time will surely fly by even faster now than before. :)

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Chuck E Cheese again... and our tree!

Chuck E Cheese is quickly becoming Beckham's favorite place in the world. He has only been a handful of times but he talks about it all the time. After our Chuck E Cheese trip with Dad, Monica and Marc he was dying to go back, talking about "riding the big red dog" aka Clifford. So, Yaya came in for the weekend and we both had some errands to run in Bossier, and decided to have lunch and some play time at Chuck E Cheese....on a Saturday. It was brave, no doubt; but, it turned out fine. It was crazy busy with about 7 birthday parties happening but it was still a ton of fun. Beckham was so exhausted afterwards and we still had a few stops to make, but it ended up working out.

Over Thanksgiving break we met up with my Dad, whom Beckham calls Pepaw and had lunch and got our Christmas tree! We actually got a real tree this year which I LOVE, but it's a lot of work. I love that my Dad is really trying to be involved in Beckham's life. He usually comes over every other week or so and then he'll randomly text or call for us to go eat with him or come to his house. It's really sweet and I am very thankful for him in our lives. This is the big wheel that Pepaw got last Christmas for Beckham. He was too small for it then, but he's the perfect size now. He hasn't really mastered the whole pedaling thing yet but I'm sure it won't take him long to get it figured out.

Beckham also has a crazy obsession with TC, Pepaw's dog. I think he loved her as much as he loves Dad. haha She is seriously the sweetest dog ever. She lets him hug her, kiss her, attempt to pick her up...etc. She doesn't care one bit and Beckham loves her so much.

I will post pictures of our tree later, but it is massive. Like, too big for our living room. I didn't realize it was as large and in charge as it is, but it is really pretty. I made the joke that everyone was getting gift cards this year, because we literally don't have room for presents. I guess we'll have to make it work because we are somewhat stuck with it until after Christmas.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

August, September, October, oh my!

Where oh where has the time gone? I'm not even going to try to recap the past five months. I guess I'm just going to pick up at an event in our lives and go from there. So, here it goes.


A few weeks before Halloween I took a day off to take Beckham to the doctor to get our flu shots. Yes, I get my shot at the pediatricians office..ha! It's just easier. Anyways, I took the day off and we got to the doctor around 10:00. Then, we went to Spirit costume store because I really wanted Beckham to pick out his own costume this year. The weather was a little rainy but nothing too bad. However, while we were shopping in Spirit, the lights went out. It was a little scary at first because there was a lot of very scary Halloween decorations and the whole thing was a bit eerie. I was afraid Beckham would be scared, but of course he wasn't. He was actually touching the fake amputated arms and legs saying, "they got bobos." lol The lights eventually came back on and he ended up picking out a Jake costume from Jake and the Neverland Pirates show on Disney Junior. I did not help him at all. He did it completely on his own, which I was very proud of. We later found out that his cousin Jake was also being Jake for Halloween. Ohh well...both looked stinking precious!

After Spirit, we met my Dad, Monica and my brother, Marc at Chuck E. Cheese. We were thinking that since it was a weekday it wouldn't be really busy, but it was surprisingly packed. A few times, we even said "I can't believe there are this many kids that are home-schooled." Ha, little did we know that most schools in Caddo and Bossier Parish had also lost electricity around the same time that Spirit did and they ended up letting kids go home. Of course, the day I take off, they end up letting school out early.

Okay so long story short. Beckham ended up taking a late nap the actual day of Halloween so we didn't even get to go trick or treating. He woke up around 7:00 and Butch had built a fire in the backyard. He said "I woke up just in time to cook my wienie roast." :D Thank goodness we went to Trunk or Treat at Maymay's church the day before because otherwise, he wouldn't have even worn his costume at all. He had such a blast playing all the games and being with the other kids. Here are a few photos from the fun!

Jake wasn't having a good night.

with Haley and Peyton the monkey at Trunk of Treat

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Monday, September 8, 2014

2 year Doctor Visit

I have been meaning to post about Beckham's 2 year doctor visit, but it just didn't happen. Blah blah...same excuses as always... life keeps getting in the way of this blog. Whoops!

So, July 22nd we went to Beckham's 2 year doctor visit. It went well, as they always do-thankfully. He is growing perfectly on his curve. He was 34.5 inches tall, and weighed 29.9 lbs. Feeding notes were: Regular diet from table. Nutritious snacks, and to continue organic milk. She said to expect poor appetite and that's definitely the truth. He is becoming so picky about everything. He likes almost all foods but he is extremely vocal on what he wants, when he wants it. He loves to sit at his booster seat but he rarely wants to eat what we are eating for supper. Some days he does, but for the most part it's every other day. We always say either it's an eating day or not. Beckham really doesn't like ground beef, but will eat chicken and fish.

Beckham is still an outside boy through and through. The mosquitoes are really bad right now so we are literally bathing in Off everyday, but it's what we have to do because he loves to be outside.

He is now officially a toddler because I have converted his crib to a toddler bed. It was a sad day. We are still working on the whole stay in your bed thing; but he loves his 'new' bed and isn't throwing a fit at nights anymore. Although he does tend to wander into our bed some nights.

Beckham continues to amaze me everyday. He is saying full sentences. Like "Mama, what you doing in there?" and "I want to watch Mick on big TV and big couch." Those are two of his favorite phrases. I love love love watching him grow everyday. He works my nerves on the regular because he is so head strong and stubborn. But, all in all he is a great kid and I wouldn't trade being his Mommy for anything in the entire world.

Here are some random pictures from his 2 year old appointment. I was shocked to find out he doesn't have to go back until he is 3....made me a little sad. But not real sad because who likes waiting in the dr. office and risking getting sick from other

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beckham's 2nd Birthday [part 2]

I had planned months in advance for Beckham's 2nd Birthday party, but one thing you can't plan for is the weather. It was seriously in the 60s the week before Beckham's party and it raaaaained for like 4 days straight. Saturday, the 19th it was super cloudy and stayed in the lower Louisiana....INSANITY! Everyone was saying this was a once in a lifetime occurrence and it really was. It's usually in the upper 90s- crazy hot, sun beaming, all of that! But, not this year! It was down right cold, and I know 70s sounds like perfect weather, and it really is- but not for a swimming party with a bunch of 2 year olds. :( Last year, we had the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse jumpy and it was almost too hot to jump in it. So, I thought this year we would get a water slide and all of that. Ha! The joke was on me. The jump house would have been perfect this year with the crazy weather.

With all of that being said, Beckham and all of the kids that came seemed to have a great time anyways. A few of them got kind of cold at times, but they'd go wrap up in a towel for a little bit then head back out to play some more. Because it rained so much prior to the party, our yard was a mess. We are still trying to grow grass in areas so it turned into a muddy mess. None of the kids minded but I'm not so sure the parents were thrilled with them getting so dirty. Anyways, this post is sounding more and more like a Debby Downer and I really don't mean for it to be. I just worked so hard and had such high expectations that I was kind of bummed that the weather didn't cooperate. Oh well I guess, you live and learn.

So, we didn't really have a 'theme' this year. I just went with a color scheme and did everything water/Summer related (water slide, kiddy pool, sand pails, sunshine etc.) Everything turned out so cute! I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Beckham's birthday is only 3 days before Butch's so it's always crazy around here trying to plan for Beckham's party(s) and also include something special for Butch. This year, Beckham's party fell on Saturday, the 19th, which is Butch's actual birthday. I couldn't think of any way to plan anything other than have Beckham stay the night with someone after his party so we could go eat or have some kind of date night. Almost all of my plans for Butch's birthday got changed around but that's another post. I was talking to my step-Mom, Monica about doing something for Butch's bday and she enthusiastically volunteered to keep Beckham, which was great. She was so excited and he loves her so I knew it would be no problem. So, Saturday evening after everything died down and we were cleaning up Beckham went home with Monica, a few hours later she text me letting me know that everything was great and she said that Beckham, while in the bathtub, unprompted, said "Beck Beck Birthday was FUN!" At that moment my heart melted and it didn't matter about the horrible weather, or that I didn't think everything was just perfect- HE had fun and that's really all that matters to me.

All in all, we really had a great day. It was a lot bit crazy at times (as usual) but I generally enjoy planning his parties and I think everyone enjoyed the festivities. :)

 thank goodness for Ella or Beckham wouldn't have opened any of his presents! 

side note: I can't believe I have a 2 year old. :(

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