Monday, March 29, 2010


Kyleena came up to me while I was on the phone with Sterling saying happy birthday and spouted, "I need poo-poo potty." She then proceeded to strip down and remove her diaper. I realized I wasn't going to be able to stop her one-handed before the real diaper-removing damage was done. So, I figured she was due for a change and let her sit on her little pink potty in the bathroom while I finished my conversation. A few minutes later, I was still on the phone and Kyleena stood up nonchalantly and proceeded about her business. I happened to glance down and there it was... pee-pee in the potty!

Needless to say mommy was thrilled! Kyleena received loads of praise and later that night when Doug got home from work (yes, he actually worked last week...yay!) we headed straight to the store to buy big-girl panties and treats.

We started potty-training Friday and have been going strong all weekend... this is a perky business. I have been saying things I never dreamed in a million years that I would say; things like, "You did it! Look at your pee-pee! Big girl!!!" I have been throwing a party every time I see human waste in that tiny pink potty.

It's exhausting and silly... but there's a diaperless (for a few months anyway) light at the end of this tunnel.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet Our New Baby

This little man is going to be named Ethan Douglas Ballash. We've posted the whole ultrasound video. You may note just how long it took (insert facetious tone) for us to find out he was a boy!