It’s Monday and today is the start of a new, short season in our lives. Tommy goes on shift work for awhile starting today, so we will be adjusting to a new schedule. This week will be different learning that new routine, but we’re up for the challenge.
The weekend was… interesting. I started potty training on Friday and we continued through the weekend. Friday was rough. I kept texting my friend, Megan, who is basically a potty training pro, asking her if everything was normal. It didn’t help that Thursday night was rough for Jack for some reason, so he and I were both tired on Friday. But he did really well, and I think he learned quickly! Just in the moment, it felt pretty hard on Friday. Especially when he was crying that he didn’t want to sit on the potty after we had been doing it all.day.long. Ohh… the joys. But seriously, he is awesome, and I’m so proud of how well he did! He’s doing great, but we are definitely still working on it.
I’m thankful that the things that have hung over my head for awhile with regards to him becoming a big boy are getting crossed off, and I’m so so proud of Jack for doing so well with getting rid of the pacis and potty training. Whew. Can we get a lot of ice cream now to celebrate?? Maybe a nice Carribean trip? Potty training and paci dropping deserve that, right?
And last week. Whew. It was a crazy, busy week. But a beautiful week. I felt so honored to get to spread the word about Trisomy 18 Awareness Day, and I am so thankful to Jessi at Naptime Diaries for allowing me to share my story on her blog last Tuesday. I’m also thankful that Natalie at Knoxville Moms Blog has been so encouraging about me sharing my story over there, too. I wrote about our G and hope on Jessi’s blog last Tuesday. And then I got to share some about T18 on the Knoxville Moms Blog.
My big news of the week was the announcement of Project Gabriel. Man, I was blown away by the support. I’m so thankful and so blessed by the encouragement and positive feedback we have gotten. I am also so hopeful that this little project can meet some needs and spread some love. Thank you so much for supporting us! If you haven’t like our page on Facebook yet, would you go do that? Click here and it will take you to the page. Thank you so much!
Wednesday I had a reporter filming my closet for a piece on organization and getting rid of stuff, and Thursday it aired. I wasn’t nervous to be on there because I love cleaning and organizing and getting rid of stuff. So that was all fine with me, but I was definitely nervous about my closet being filmed. My house is not TV ready. But she was so sweet and it went well. And now that I have broadcasted that I have 40 hangers, I have some serious accountability!
I hope you’ve had a nice Monday!