Saturday, September 25, 2010

Toilet Training Update

Well we are completely nappy free. As of Wednesday night I took the plunge and let Kaisha go to bed with undies on and we haven't had a wet bed yet! She totally has wee's sorted and hasn't had an accident while at home since last Sunday (she did have 1 on Monday at daycare). Poo's however are another story. When she needs to go, she is on and off the toilet for the 2 hours preceding but the minute she sits down she scares it away. And then eventually she has an accident cause she can't get there quick enough. Luckily for us she doesn't go every day! Anyway I'm sure it will come, she just has to figure out the sensations.
Overall tho I didn't expect toilet training to be this easy. I totally recommend waiting until the child is ready to do it and not when your ready.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Expanding the Woods

Baby number 2 is on its way. We had our 12 week scan today and found out that I am 13 weeks. This one is a wriggler. Kaisha was a very laid back baby who held still and took really great scan photos. Not so with this one, it wouldn't get into position and kept turning over again and again and waving its arms and legs around. For those who want to know, we don't know the sex yet but we will tell you when we find out at 18weeks.

Yes the reason I haven't posted so much lately is that I have been sick. Vomiting all the time sick, I have managed to lose a couple of kg's so far but I'm sure I will make up for it now that I'm starting to feel normal again. All day and night sickness is the WORST! Kaisha has been introduced to every type of takeaway imaginable. She also thinks its funny to stick her head into the potty or toilet and have a coughing fit. At the start she would pat (hit) my back and ask me if I was all right but by the end she just ignored me.

I'm starting to feel good again now tho and developing a little bump. I even got the sewing machine out today and started back on Kaisha's quilt. Fingers crossed this pregnancy is a smooth ride from now on.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Toilet Training

Well we are finally doing it and its working! Warning: the rest of this post might be a bit explicit and only for other interested mothers!
When Kaisha was 16 months she started telling me when she was going wees. From then on I have been trying to get her to go on the potty or toilet with no luck. She has awesome control and can hold for 3 or more hours! For the last few months she has been going on the toilet at daycare but not at home. At the start of this week she had never done a wee on the potty or toilet at home. Not once! On wednesday I had a chat with her teacher who said at daycare she was ready to be wearing undies so I thought that's it! We are doing this. I have tried chocolate and toys so this time I decided that as Kaisha loves to watch DVD's we would use that as our bribery. When she goes on the toilet she can watch something and when she has an accident we have to turn it off until she can go on the toilet again. So far it is working a treat. Thursday we had one success on the potty and also only one on Friday. Saturday we had about half success and half accidents and Sunday we have had complete success with no accidents! She is wearing undies to bed for her sleep and has yet to have an accident. She doesn't even want to wear a nappy to bed but I'm not ready for that just yet!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I got the photos back this week from Kaisha's photo shoot. I have 15 professionally edited shots and 595 originals! It took me 2 hours to look thru them yesterday. Here are a few more of the professional ones. Now to actually get some of them printed.

Monday, September 13, 2010


The tomato plant is taking over. The broccoli, carrots, spring onions and marigolds are doing well and the peas are nearly finished.

Now to get the rest of the pansies flowering too. Have to get onto actually fertilizing the garden I think.

Saturday, September 04, 2010


Kaisha is sick, AGAIN. She has only been well for about 2 weeks since May. This started out as a cold 3 weeks ago and turned into a throat infection with antibiotics yet again. The poor thing is having high temps again but is fairly happy as long as the paracetamol is working. She is coughing again too although not as bad as she was last time.
Two nights ago she woke at 2 and kept the whole family up til 3. Feeling rather fed up as she was wide awake and wanting to play and I was not I went back to bed shutting our bedroom door. She had a fit banging on it and then I could hear her wandering the house. I tried to stay awake til she quietened down but it didn't work. In the morning this is where we found her.

Bear - Kaisha has developed a fondness for this bear who is getting carted round everywhere. When I get her up to have her medicine in the night I have to carry bear on one hip and her on the other.

Hide and Seek - Kaisha has quite a few spot books and spot's favourite game is hide and see. She has been asking to play it quite a lot lately. First she covers her eyes with me and counts and when we finish counting she runs off to hide. She always hides like this

under her bed. As I'm looking for her she yells out telling me she is under her bed. When I "find" her she wants to play again but doesn't bother to get out of her hiding spot. Hilarious!

Summer is coming here. Yay! I've been making quite a bit of sun tea. Take 3 tea bags and wrap em round a chop stick (so you don't have to fish). Add 2T sugar to your 1.25L jug. Add your water, suspend the tea bags from the chopstick across the top and leave it in the sun for an hour or two.