Friday, July 31, 2015


Day 6 of the 3 day potty training!!!! Clearly it wasn't done in 3 days. But I did not do the prep work prior to the training since I didn't read the book in advance enough so that is probably why.

Today started off great but then the last 4 or 5 times of the day were just accidents that I didn't even see signs that she might pee. So that sucked.

Ella woke up at 1:30 and peed standing. This time I got in there so soon and was able to comfort before she got out of sorts so it was much better. But she did have issues falling asleep. I kept checking on the monitor.

She woke up at 7:40 and if you add up when she slept it was less than 8.5 hours.

She wanted to nurse first. Then after she was done I didn't even remind her to tell me she had to go and I just put her on the potty and she went.

We went on a run and she fell asleep so then I walked too. I ran 4.5 miles and walked 3.  My garmin stopped working .43 miles into it so I used mapmyrun. The watch should not be giving me issues. It's only from Christmas!!!

We got back from the run and Ella wanted to eat and drink. I kept telling her to tell me when she had to go potty but she didn't and had the start of an accident in her high chair. It wasn't even enough to leave the high chair wet. And then she went on the potty. So that's the first time she actually finished after I sat her on the potty.

Then Ella was trying to poop on the potty and then was sad it didn't work. This happened quite a few times over a half hour and finally she pooped in her panties. Sad times.

We went to the library. It was our first time at Mountain View Library. We got some potty training DVDs. Ella ran around. She had to go into the bathroom but of course didn't go.

At 3 she went on the potty then after that she had 5 accidents.

Since Ella napped on the run she did not nap later. I tried. She only napped for 40 minutes on the run. It was ROUGH for me. I was so tired. I wanted her to nap. I did fall asleep reading her a book. I dozed for a few seconds here or there when she was playing in her room and I woke up to her saying uh oh and then wanting to pull on me. Well she had peed and was letting me know. Oops I slept through that.

I made eggs and toast for dinner. Dave was busy at work and I knew she had to eat first.   We picked Dave up after 7:15. Then we get home and I'm folding laundry. I hear Dave start to remind Ella to tell him if she has to go and she had just peed on the floor!

Ella was asleep before 8 PM. Yay.  But also I hope she sleeps in like she has been. Who knows.  Also she will probably wake up in the night to go to the bathroom. I have to get her to call for me and hold it a few minutes before she actually goes.

Overall Ella is great at holding it when we are out or when she is sleeping. She's not good at telling me she has to go. She has been doing some things that are good signals for me but I need her to tell me. I have also been trying to get her to say something outloud while she's signing but that hasn't worked yet.  This would be easier if she talked I think.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Easter Basket 2015

Easter Basket 2014

These are pretty much duplicates of pictures from the day but I wanted to focus on the basket and then compare it to 2014.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


We were still working on potty training.

 Ella was blowing on her food and it was so cute. She learned so quickly about blowing on food.

Ella figured out how to work the drawer with only a small opening. She pulled off lids and got out some stuff. Immediately after this I rearranged the drawer so she couldn't pull anything out though.