Daily Archives: February 1, 2007

CHD Awareness Week is Coming

CHD Awareness Week is approaching once again and a very hard working heart mom in our area has been able to get the CHD Awareness Proclamation signed for the state of Oregon, woohoo! 🙂 So it’s officially official. She is organizing for a group of us to meet (on the 12th) with the governer with our children for a short spot to have some photos taken and maybe some news coverage in an effort to raise more awareness. We are all really excited, and hope it goes well. Our Heart Walk is fast approaching too, May 19, so I need to get my act together and start getting things organized. 🙂


Filed under CHD, Heart

Maybe It’s Time to Potty Train

None of my children have ever potty trained at an early age, and yes, I consider 2 to be an early age. Elizabeth and Dorothy were so close in age that they kind of fed off each other and seemed to take forever to get the hang of the toilet thing. Emily was almost trained at just over 2 1/2 when Jacob was born and that threw a wrench into that business.

Jacob, however, has been a surprise to me. For quite a long time he has told us when his diaper is stinky (none of my girls really ever did that) and lately he tells me his diaper is stinky when he has just wet it. Today however was a great breakthrough that makes me think it is time to dig that potty chair out of the chaos of our garage.

I was sitting in my chair reading (I have a nasty horrible cold, thank you Jacob, and decided to be lazy and rest in hopes of making it go away sooner) when the little tyke came up to me and patted me on the leg. “I stinky” he said as I looked up from my book.

His face was red and somewhat strained, no question as to the business he was working on right then.

“Did you go stinky?” I asked as the strong aroma floated my way.

“Yes,” he says and points to his bottom. “Stinky.”

It was the first time he has ever told me before/during the act. I know it is a little silly to blog about, but all of you moms who have gone through the trial of potty training, will appreciate my joy, as I think he might be ready, before I even imagined. Once he is trained it will be the first time in 8 years that I haven’t had a kid in diapers. WOOHOO! (Now, that is a cause for celebration, if ever I heard one. Bring on the potty!)


Filed under Children, Jacob, Parenting