Today, N turns 2 years 7 months. I’ve been really enjoying spending time with her. Though there are days that I have to admit, she’s getting on my nerves. She’s pushing my patience to the limit. She’s more expressive now with what she likes, sometimes leading her to being defiant.
Some of you might already know that we just said goodbye to her Nanay J, her secondary caregiver. She needed to take care of her only grandson because her daughter-in-law’s getting back to work. This means, N’s all in my hands now aside from managing our household, doing errands for my husband, and of course, being a mommy blogger.
First Stop: Weaning
I’ve been breastfeeding N for 31 straight months now and it has been one of the things that really gives joy to my mommy heart. If God would bless us with another one, I’d surely breastfeed him also. I can really attest to the fact that breastfed babies are really healthy, strong, happy and active little ones when they become toddlers.
I know N’s starting to wean now because she barely asks me to breastfeed her; and all she wants is to just “smell.”
Sooner or later, I know she will finally say goodbye to breastfeeding. It is a bittersweet feeling for me knowing that she’d finally be maturing and building up independence. I wanna be ready for this.
“Are you a big girl or a baby?” she’d always tell, “Big girl.”
If there’s also something about breastfeeding that I’m grateful about is that N only bit me once in our whole breastfeeding journey.
Second Stop: Potty Training
N’s making it through the day without any nappies on when we’re in the house. She’s only wearing a diaper at night to spare the both of us from having to sleep with a wet bed mattress. Another exception is that she also gets to wear a diaper when we’re on long travels for the lack of an available potty.
- I sensed N’s readiness to potty train when I noticed that she could now remove her pajamas on her own.
- On her clingy days, she even comes with me inside the bathroom so she copies my peeing gesture.
- She could also now remove her own diaper and throw it in the trash bin. I gave it a try one day and intentionally did not put on her nappy.
“What did Mommy tell you about wiwi (pee)?”
—Wiwi only in the bathroom.”
There are good and bad days in potty training but be very, very patient. We are trying to focus on training her to pee, and later on, maybe to poop. You also have to be a little creative and inject a little sense of humor. Mimicking the swishing sound when we pee also helps.
“When potty training, watch your baby, not the calendar.”
–Dr. William Sears, AskDrSears.com
I’m hanging out a lot on these really helpful websites that could help us in these weaning and potty training stages, and I thought of sharing these resources with you.
This silly-faced little girl makes me love motherhood to the fullest!
What did you feel when your child starts to wean? Do you have extra helpful tips for me as I potty train my lil N? ♥