Tuesday, June 16, 2009

tuesday toilet training.

I think that it is safe to say that Nora is on her way to being completely potty trained. She has gone on the toilet every single time for more than 24 hours straight and even went out to eat at Monical's today in her "big girls," (her new nickname for her big girl undies.)

It has been alot of work. She hasnt taken a nap yesterday or today and we have been hardcore doing the potty training. I finally decided to stay home for the next few days no matter what and let her run around with no pants or diaper on. She opted to be completely naked which I was fine with if it would help do the trick. I'm not sure I'll ever understand why the theory of no pants works, but I can vouch for the fact that it does!
I'm exhausted because this child pees more than anyone I have ever known. Although I cant even express the excitement I feel knowing that we will have accomplished this task. What a big girl!!! I'm so so proud of her. I cant believe she's going to be three (tear).

In other news, I am not doing pilates for the next few weeks as to let my leg heal further. I'm excited for the break but am not looking forward to having no exercise at all. This has been a rough time for me. However, I truly feel like the Lord spoke to me today regarding this time of rest. I have set my focus back upon Him and it feels great. I know that it is important to exercise and be healthy. I will be the first to say that I think our physical bodies are often a direct replica of our spiritual lives. They go hand in hand in my opinion. But I also know that when something begins to consume your thoughts it can be very unhealthy. I realize now that although I was exercising in a very healthy way, I was thinking about it all of the time. Not in a bad way, either. Just always thinking about the next time I would work out, what I would do, how long I would run, or the weight I would lift. Now, my focus is about healing myself and focusing on the Lord that can do just that. I am confident that this time of healing is not in vain. It is vital for my spiritual growth in some way and I'm positive I wont even know the depth of this part of the journey until I am through it and on the other side.

Rachel & Amos are still hoping and praying for that baby! They're hearts are set on the Father and are praying for His timing and His will. Although it is hard, I know they will appreciate your prayers. I cant wait to get that call saying that baby Pettit is officially a reality!

Daniel finally gets a day off this week and I think we're going to try to go to the water park for the first time this year. I have to babysit for awhile half way through the day so we shall see. Over all, things are pretty dull and boring around here right now except for the udden shouts of an almost 3 year old redhead screaming, "mommy! mommy! I have to go pee...."
music to my ears.

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