Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We're Almost Done With Diapers

Posted by Mandy at 2:03 PM
Yesterday Samuel ran to me, as he has been doing lately, and proclaimed, "I nee a di-pah!" Translation for those that do not speak toddler: I need a diaper! After taking his wet diaper off, he quickly jumped up and ran to the bathroom squealing, "Potty! Potty! Potty!" Ugh.. here we go. I sat him on the potty, waited for an eternity, and finally convinced him get a new diaper on since he was NOT going potty.

This is the age my big kids also took an interest in the potty. Who knows when he'll actually potty train, but I can't help but be a bit surprised at his sudden interest in doing what everyone else in the house does, with no coaxing from any of us.

Anywho... during the whole di-pah and Potty! Potty! Potty! incident, Clayton says,

"Wow.. we're almost done with diapers." I sat in silence... mainly because diapering a squirming 20 month old is similar to hog-tying a calf... but also because I had a twinge of pain. In my own head I silently repeated that phrase to myself... "we're almost done with diapers..."

What a strange thing for me to say! It is so odd how you can almost grieve the loss of this phase of life when it's over. It's like you're stuck between being excited about how much easier life is with bigger kids, and being so sad about the knowledge that you'll never have a wiggly, sweet smelling, diaper wearing, baby again.

I suppose Samuel's babyhood just flew by a whole lot too quickly for my liking. I have tried to savor each moment with him... but when I realized that my baby boy is turning two in just 3 months... I was just stunned! How did that happen?! Can someone show me where the rewind button is, please?

I am thankful that he at least has kept all of that beautiful curly hair...


Rosjuane on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 said...

MUST BE NICE!!!! Garret tells me he has peepee or caca but he refuses to use the potty!! He will pee in it some but not enough.

Maury on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 said...

You don't have to be done....I thought I was too, and now look at me. Even if you are done having your own, you never know what you can do down the road. I am cherishing every moment of it too. And, once again, it is going by too quickly.

Quiskaeya on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 said...

Awwww look at those golden curls! Women pay good money for that and he has it naturally.

I hear ya on the babies growing too fast. When you find the rewind button would-ja mind sending it to me.

My lil guy has calls diapers "dahpo". He's not yet announcing when it's soiled. But when I got to change him he'll say "dahpo. papi. (potty)" and wrinkle up his nose. lol

Lauren said...

aw mandy- just have 1 more :) i mean you've got 3. what's 1 more going to hurt?

Anonymous said...

1 more could turn into another and another and another,thats the way I feel.I just cant give it up,dont know why.I realize there are not only financial restraints to having more but physical restraints as well,but I am just not ready to shut(and lock) that door yet...so I feel ya!

Mandy on Wednesday, 08 April, 2009 said...

I'm somewhere between what Maury's saying and what KT's saying. lol Part of me thinks.. what's one more? The other part wonders how many "one more's" I'd want. Good thing my husband is COMPLETELY unemotional on this subject.. he'd never allow me to continuously reproduce just b/c I wanted another baby. lol

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