- #3 thought it was hilarious that he burped loudly after drinking the water during the Sacrament on Sunday. It was, but don't tell him that!
- #2 is sick now.
- Harry Potter is finished! It only took 2 days and one hour. Surprisingly, I left the book around 11:30PM last night to sleep; then finished the last 60 pages or so this morning. J.K. Rowling is awesome! She did a fantastic job finishing the series. I loved it.
- We have decided to start the Ferber method (but our own kind of interpretation) with sweet boy #4. Instead of slowly getting better about sleeping through the night, he is/was getting seriously worse. I was up every 2 hours to comfort the child, and I finally put my foot down. Last night, I set him down after his last evening feeding and let him wail. DH and I took turns going in to comfort him; it only took an hour or so before he was asleep. And then, miraculously, he didn't wake up until 4:32AM. YES! I was so thrilled; my body was grateful to sleep for so long. If we can keep that one feeding close to 5AM (we put him down around 8:30/9PM), then we're good to go! It's just training/teaching him that he can fall asleep on his own without being held. This method worked for our other three children (only 2-3 nights of crying each), so I'm not surprised it's working for #4.
- Potty training has officially commenced! I'm nervous for this one, though, because he's never really had a successful potty experience. But he (#3) wanted to start today, and so I told him if we did, we're not going back. So far, so good. He's still dry, but that's because I think he's afraid to go in his nice Thomas the Train underwear. Experience has taught me not to back down, so we'll see how it goes.
- My house is a disaster area. It really should have a sign outside warning people not to enter. I should be cleaning it right now since I'm finally feeling better, Harry Potter is read, and I have no other excuses. Laundry should be done today, too. ~sigh~ The cycle of chores is never ending. Guess that's why it's called a "cycle", eh?
- My brother is on leave!! We get to see him Thursday night. He leaves for Iraq next week, and so these 4 days of leave are quite the blessing...
Hey, anybody got any good tips on the following?:
Chore Charts (something I can work with, won't wear out, and actually works!) and Laundry (keeping it caught up!)