Saturday, June 6, 2009

I Have a Confession To Make...

Well, actually several confessions to make.

1. I dreaded the day Daniel would no longer take a nap. I loved my two hours each afternoon to sit outside by myself, work on the computer (otherwise known as reading blogs), or take a nap myself. I really thought that when he quit naps, I might go crazy. I was wrong. Daniel has been not been taking a nap lately and I love it!! We noticed about amonth ago that he was not sleeping during nap time anymore so we decided to keep him up. While he is still at that in between time where he doesn't nap and is exhausted at the dinner table, but if he naps he's up until 1o in his crib and then won't wake up for school, he's actually doing well without naps. We simply put him to bed a little earlier and he sleeps a little later - a real plus for mommy and papa if you ask me!! Plus, the best part - he falls asleep on my shoulder again like he used too because he's so tired. I feel a little evil tiring him out so much, but I absolutely love it when he falls asleep in my arms!!

2. I really thought he would never get potty trained, partially due to his age (still not quite 3 but will be in two weeks, and partially due to his medical issues. Yet here we are on night 8 (knock on wood) sleeping in big boy underwear and not an accident yet. I have noticed that he tends to have his accidents in the evenings (when he's tired from not napping) or when he's outside. But we're managing through that and have mostly accident free days now!! I should have believed in him from the beginning!!

3. I wanted my child to be a fish in the swimming pool, because I could live in one, but I was a little afraid of Troy when last year he looked at me with Daniel n his arms and said, "Don't worry it's instinctual - he'll hold his breath." And then I let Troy dunk him under at the ripe old age of barely 2. The result - he came up not sputtering once, and now this child of mine is a fish! He can jump in and go under and come up like nothing happened. He is swimming with his arm bands on to beat the band. I had to catch up to him in the pool this weekend!! (Enjoy the photos below of our pool time)

4. I tend to burst into song alot. Like tonight when Daniel was jumping around his bedroom naked after his bath and I plopped on the floor with his pjs and commenced with "Wild Thing"...insert music sounds here...and Daniel runs over to me grabs both my shoulders, and belts out plain as day "You make my heart sing". I truly thought I was going to fall over (from a sitting position) from laughter. Obviously I sing that ALOT around him!!
Lastly, this isn't a confession, but just an update - we have Daniel's MRI appointment next Tuesday. It's yucky sedation, but I'll be glad to get it over with. Please pray for it to go well.






11 comments:

Christine and Stephen said...

I love the image of him singing with you and what great confessions... especially the water! I love to swim and spend time in the pool or beach ... I sure hope our boys are the same!!!!

Christine

Stephanie and Dennis said...

Isn't it amazing that the things we think we will dread the most - are the most beneficial????

Amy said...

LOL I am cracking up at this post! I can't believe he knows the words to Wild Thing -- HAHAHA!

And I just love the pic of the two of you together -- the smile on his face is PRICELESS!!

Jackie said...

LOL! Rachel that just put a smile on my face too! I'm just picturing the two of you singing wild thing! I love his face in the last photo too!

Kim said...

Too funny!!!!!

You give me hope that one day indeed I will have this child potty trained! :)

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

We sound so much alike that I always feel like I know you for real. Dmitry and Daniel remind me of one another everytime I read your blog too. Sure you aren't moving to Alaska anytime soon?

Kami said...

The pictures are great! I know what you mean by loving it when he falls asleep in your arms. I know with J, he doesn't fall asleep in my arms often, and when he does, it is a cherished moment! I am glad you all are having a great summer! I will be praying for Daniel's MRI and also praying for you too! :)

Jenny and Randy said...

Wow, Daniel is really growing up, between no more naps, no more diapers, and turning into a fish! What a fun age -- enjoy it (and I know you are)!

findingourdaughter said...

He is a swimming fish!! My youngest son (bio) was NOT potty trained until after he turned 4, yeah, I'm ashamed....Daniel's way
ahead in my book:).
The photos are precious!

Dede said...

Congrats on the potty training! We are still struggling with that. I wish we lived closer, sounds like both our boys are part fish!

Shane & Marie said...

Are Bryson & Daniel related? I swear B is part fish also. Still need to get him swimming lessons though. Yeah for all the dry nights. I can't believe he will be 3 soon!