Evan is really taking to the idea of potty training (we introduced it over the past two weeks while Brady was in VBS) so I guess we are going to dive in now....full force : / That is my mixed emotions face. I have mixed emotions because, of course, I am so excited at the thought of getting Evan out of diapers....especially with another one in diapers. I also am sad at the thought of my sweet lil' Evee growing up : ( I am also not looking forward to the work involved! Let's face it...it is much easier to go out and about with 3 little kiddos when you don't have one trying hard to stay dry. Since he seems so ready I need to move forward with it before I miss the "sweet spot" when he is so ready.
Last night Evan moved out of his crib into his big boy bed. He will be sleeping in the bottom bunk of Brady's bed. This was quite emotional for me...he is only 2 - 25 months to be exact. Brady was much older when he moved into his big boy bed. Evan looked so tiny in that big, full size bed. My baby not in his crib anymore...hard for Mommy. With Brady's great bunk beds and large bedroom we had always planned for the boys to share the bedroom even if we had chosen to not have a third child. With Maddox here we are going to use the nursery again for him. With that in mind, we are moving Evan into his big boy bed a little sooner than we probably otherwise would have. He was soooo excited about sleeping in his big boy bed. One of my concerns definitely came to be...my fun-loving, loud, easily excitable little guy was very interested in the fact that his best buddy - his big brother, Brady was sleeping in the bed right above him. We kept hearing: "Baydee" (Brady), "BAYDEE?". We had to go in there several times and "threaten" him. We had to tell Brady to ignore him, hoping the novelty would wear out and he would tire of calling for him. Eventually it got quiet in there and he was out - so was Brady. Daddy slept upstairs to make sure he was okay all night and so I could get a good, full night's sleep (what a sweet hubby). At about 3 a.m. Evan called out because somehow in his sleep he got his arm caught in the slats of the bed above him. He woke up at another time because he could not find his paci. Then Chris said at 6:15 a.m. (he doesn't usually wake up until 7:30 or 8) he heard Evan again: "BAYDEE?" Not a great night sleep, but a start. Hopefully the novelty of sharing a room tires sooner rather than later. We shall see.
Hard for me to believe that my baby is potty training and sleeping in a big boy bed.
Update: about 2 weeks later....the "novelty" is wearing off - good and bad....it is wearing off for potty training (not good) and the big boy bed and sharing a room with Brady (good). With VBS over and us out and about Evan needed to be in a diaper, then being out of town for an entire week - I feel like we lost some ground with potty training. The novelty is gone so the "fun" of being a big boy and using the potty is over. So now - yea me! - I am working on reviving the excitement of potty training now that we are back in town. This is my second least favorite parenting responsibility to date (sleep trainig being my first)!
At least we can put both boys to bed in the same room at the same time and within 15 - 20 minutes they are quiet and asleep and we do not hear from them until - the earliest - 7 a.m. That, at least, is some progress so that is what I will focus on.