Monday, December 20, 2010

The first quarter of 2010

It counts as writing an update, even if it was a year ago, right? Anyway, I'm sure I'll look back on this time of procrastination and laugh, but at least I will have it all down! Moving on...

January 2010: We decided to potty train Mallory. She was not so interested, but since she was turning three the next month it was time to get things rolling. I read a lot of information and gathered a lot of advice and went to work. Things...didn't go so well. Mallory just did not care about it. She was just too preoccupied with playing. We tried and tried and I cried and cried, but finally she got it. When I look back on this period of time I have to laugh...or cry. It seemed like Mallory always needed the potty right in the middle of Allison nursing, so I would be carrying a baby latched on to the bathroom and trying to pull pants down, wipe. etc...oh well. She still has accidents, but for the most part she is really good about going potty. Allison was just...Allison, waking every 3 hours or 4 hours to nurse, smiling a little, rolling over,swinging in her swing, looking cute. I was still surviving on 5 hours of sleep a night, wondering when and if this child would ever sleep through the night.

February 2010: Mallory turns three! We celebrated with a Tinkerbell party complete with Tinkerbell cottage cake at Grandma and Grandpa Hanner's house. I can't really think of anything else special that occurred in February...I am sure there was tons of snow and tons of snow shovelling.

March 2010: John and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary! I feel ridiculously lucky to have stumbled upon a man so perfect for me. Sure, we don't agree on everything, but we always kiss and make up. He picks me up, dusts me off, and helps me see the bright side in life. We celebrated with a new to us minivan. I was dying for one, and it has been SO nice. Allison continued to get up every few hours to nurse, although she would sleep for a 5 hour chunk of time. Mallory and I started going to the library for story time and kept up our twice monthly play date. We got ready for the big thaw and when I say "got ready" I mean did nothing...oops.

Well, sorry to leave with a cliffhanger, but it's past my bedtime...

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