28 Weeks

I haven't been doing very good at keeping updates with this pregnancy. I am 28 weeks along now! This pregnancy has been much different than with Tanner. I am much more uncomfortable and in a lot more pain. I am also SO much bigger this time around! At least I'm not still sick, and my morning sickness went away much much earlier than it did with Tanner.

I had my normal Dr. appointment and had the gestational diabetes test done. I failed. So I had to go back and do a 3 hour test. I had to fast for 10 hours and go in to the lab in the morning to have my blood drawn. Then drank that nasty drink to start the test. They then took more blood once and hour for 3 hours to see how my levels were. Good news is, I passed! So no gestational diabetes this time.

Other than that, baby is growing and measuring just fine. Although he is measuring a little big. Oh well! As long as he ends up getting here safely is all I care about.

Everyone is always asking me if Tanner knows there's a baby coming. I really don't see how any child this young would "get it" when I have friends with kids that are older and they still didn't realize that a baby was coming and not going away. So no, I'm sure he doesn't realize what he's in for. He will, however, point at my belly and kiss it when I ask him where the baby is and where his brother is. It's pretty cute!
I had to post this picture since it was so cute of Tanner to get in the pictures with me and was actually holding his belly like me! I didn't even know he was doing it until I looked at the pictures afterwards! (please excuse him not having pants on, we're in the middle of potty training)
Here is my comparison between Tanner and this baby, both at 28 weeks. See how much bigger I am?!? And no, I didn't wear the same shirt on purpose, but it worked out pretty cute.


Potty Training: Take 3. 3rd time's the charm, right?

Here we go for round 3 of potty training! We are actually almost half way through February right now and he has been doing amazing! Pretty much completely trained to wet on the big potty, but still refuses to poop on the potty at all which I know is pretty common. We'll just hope he'll be ready to sometime soon.

I started with using a sticker chart. After 5 stickers of success he would get a treat and it has worked great.

At first we put him in big boy underwear and just a shirt. He didn't seem to care if he wet his underwear though, and was only going potty when we would take him ourselves. Our patience was running pretty thin.

After a week of that I decided to just take the underwear off and let him go commando and just a shirt on. This helped so much! He didn't like to we where he was playing or sitting so started telling us when he needed to go potty. We did this for a week or so then put the underwear back on and he has still kept up the great habit! So glad it has worked and he is almost completely out of diapers accept for the pooping issue.

The only times he still wears diapers is nap time, bed time and if we are leaving the house for a long period of time. So proud of our little guy!

He's showing us Buzz Lightyear on his undies.