Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pregnancy Colds and Potty Training Tips Appreciated!

Now that my back pain and burn pain have subsided (thanks for your prayers, friends!), apparently my body thinks it's time for another "allergy attack-turned-cold-and-cough." I was sneezing like crazy, battling congestion, and now trying to get rid of a cough (which is only slightly productive, in case you wanted to know). Cough medications with "DM" on them are okay to take during pregnancy, but does anyone have any other suggestions??? I've almost finished a whole bottle of cough syrup, and I really don't feel like buying another. It's amazing how different this pregnancy is from my first. I really liked being pregnant the first time, I felt great for most of it, and I just looked like I shoved a basketball under my shirt. This one: VERY different! I feel yucky and uncomfortable, my belly is big already (I'm about 5 months along), and although I'm gaining weight at the same rate as with the first, I'm gaining it in different areas. (Oh, by the way: thanks, little brother, on the "Your butt looks big" comment. It did wonders for my self-esteem.) ;o)

Also, in case you were wondering, potty training really has it's ups and downs! We have great days, followed by days like today, where Peanut has wet her clothing 3 times, even when standing right next to the potty! I'm really not sure what to do or how to handle "accidents" like those. So, if you have any tips or feel like researching for me, I'd be soooo appreciative! :o)

Have a happy week!


James said...

hey. being in this puerto rican family, we all have big butts. no matter how many kids you have, i'll always have a bigger one!

prettyinpink said...

Even with Kaeli being potty trained for almost 10 months now, she still has accidents now and then, for no apparant reason. I assure you that Danae with get it, with time. She is such a smart cookie. Like all of us, she has different feelings for each day, and perhaps today was an off day for her. I pray tomorrow will be better.

url said...

Dear Beth, sorry you have not been feeling well.
As far as Danae and her toilet training goes. You may want to offer a different rewards when she goes. Maybe, stickers, strawnerries(no sweets).Danae is problably dwelling on the fact that she has a brother coming and she has to share-hahaha
Love MOM

Anonymous said...

You may want to change rewards from candy to stickers? I think Danae is thinkinbg too much about meeting her brother in July and having to share toys, ect. hahhhaa!

Cariluz & Ike said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Since pregnancy can make the mucous membranes swell, maybe a dehumidifier will help? It felt like I had a perpetual cold when I was pregnant with Isa, so I really sympathize...I hope you feel better soon!