Today I noticed something different. First, I'm starting to feel more queasy during breakfast than I had been before. Not really a big deal because for me it seems morning sickness sticks around the first couple weeks into the second trimester.
But I also noticed that I had a lot more energy today... though I currently seemed to have run out of fuel because I'm so tired right now.
A couple nights ago Butterfly and I decided she was ready to wear regular un.dies to bed, instead of pull-ups. When she woke up, dry, she was so proud of herself! And I was beaming. Not because it is less diapers to buy and one less child in a diaper... but because I just felt this swelling of pride that she decided she was ready to try something new and she accomplished it.
So this is the third night she's going to bed without a pull-up. BTW, she hasn't taken naps in diapers for months, just at bedtime because it is a longer stretch and she usually has a glass of water with her (no more water now for obvious reasons!).
Will there probably be mistakes? Sure, maybe! That's what mattress protectors are for... But we're going to focus on the positives and keep encouraging her.
Butterfly is definitely not a person you can push or pressure into something. She will fight and cry if she's not ready- in fact that is true for most children. When it was time to give up the binky it was on her time. When she finally slept in the crib instead of my arms it was on her time. Going potty was on her time. And I don't mind that one bit! I want my children to flourish in their personalities instead of conform to what I think they should be.
Bumble Bee has been pushing her independence. Okay, I guess that's not exactly right. She has been independent since she was a newborn! If she could've made her own bottles and clothed herself I think she would have. Her newest thing is walking up and down the stairs by herself. She'll say, "I do it! I do it!" and push me away.
That's probably one of the biggest differences in my kids. Butterfly loves for me to help her when she's ready, to encourage her and coax her... but Bumble Bee just wants me to root for her from the sidelines and seems ready for anything at any moment.
Okay well I'm just rambling and I'm so tired I could fall over.