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Joe & Kendra 15: Mother/Daughter Pregnancies are So Not Icky

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JesSky03

We tried training our son back in April (same age is Gideon) since we were home on furlough. Our daughter was only 2-3 months at the time and it honestly wasn't bad dealing with both the toddler training and the baby. We ended up stopping though because while the pee part was going great our son became afraid to poop, even in a diaper, after a particularly difficult bowel movement. We started back up about 2 months ago and he's now 90% potty trained- even sleeps overnight in underwear! I have never worried about my son playing with his poop thankfully. I think cloth diapers helped us in that area- he has always seen us dumping his poop in the potty so we planted the seed of poop goes in the potty from the very beginning. If Gideon is showing signs Joy should give it a try and just see how it goes- having two in diapers while it was sometimes convenient, got old pretty quick... but I'm Joy will probably be in a revolving door of diapers for a long time if she "leaves it up to God". 

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Meggo

Yeah - half potty trained kiddos are harder than NON potty trainers - I wouldn't rush either. But just having a potty in the bathroom doesn't mean your kid will potty train (seriously - took my kiddo forever and a threat of "you have to do this to go to school" - and we're still not there at night and he's 7... someday... someday....) 

Just makes it less scary - here's a potty - want to have a seat? yeah? awesome! yay potties! no? okay - that's cool. 

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Sullie06
On 10/28/2020 at 1:06 PM, Mama Mia said:

Serious question, do moms on here, or moms of your acquaintance NOT feel overwhelmed, or have laundry room breakdowns, or generally lose it and go cry or scream somewhere once in awhile? My own experience tells me that’s common, friends and family tell me that’s common, all the many memes tell me it’s common.......

Yes 100%. Even more now with the state of the world. We are blessed to have our parents live close and help us out from time to time. Even with two kids there are days when I want to Lock myself in the laundry room and not come out lol.

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AussieKrissy

Anyone else disappointed we didn’t get a gender reveal cake for Addison? Sad but true I wanted it to happen. 

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Angelface
25 minutes ago, AussieKrissy said:

Anyone else disappointed we didn’t get a gender reveal cake for Addison? Sad but true I wanted it to happen. 

No. I’m so pleased that she got a birthday that was all about her! So often these children have to share what should be their special moment with another sibling that when they do get their own moment it should be celebrated. Addison is going to have a younger sibling in three months time and there will be less time for her so I’m glad that her first birthday was special. 

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AussieKrissy
1 hour ago, Angelface said:

No. I’m so pleased that she got a birthday that was all about her! So often these children have to share what should be their special moment with another sibling that when they do get their own moment it should be celebrated. Addison is going to have a younger sibling in three months time and there will be less time for her so I’m glad that her first birthday was special. 

I do get all that I truly do. But the car wreck watcher in me still wanted a reveal. 

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BullyJBG

WIth all the pink balloons I was looking for some comment to say it's a girl.......They may pull somewhat of a Ben and Jessa; tell their families(maybe have a joint gender reveal with her parents) but not post it until after it's born. They rarely post anyway

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Audrey2
11 hours ago, BullyJBG said:

WIth all the pink balloons I was looking for some comment to say it's a girl.......They may pull somewhat of a Ben and Jessa; tell their families(maybe have a joint gender reveal with her parents) but not post it until after it's born. They rarely post anyway

Actually, that is my best case scenario for Fundies. I know that some won't change their opinions about anything. The best I can hope for is if they don't post often and keep their toxic opinions to themselves. That is why I'm happy to see some family threads move so slowly.

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JermajestyDuggar
On 11/2/2020 at 2:09 PM, Meggo said:

Yeah - half potty trained kiddos are harder than NON potty trainers - I wouldn't rush either. But just having a potty in the bathroom doesn't mean your kid will potty train (seriously - took my kiddo forever and a threat of "you have to do this to go to school" - and we're still not there at night and he's 7... someday... someday....) 

Just makes it less scary - here's a potty - want to have a seat? yeah? awesome! yay potties! no? okay - that's cool. 

My older one stopped wearing pull ups at night at 7. My younger child is 5.5 and just became fully potty trained. However he sleeps in a pull up at night and I wouldn’t be surprised if it lasted to 7. 

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HereticHick

Mr Possum and I don't have kids but consider it our privilege and duty to help raise our little niece. MY SIL is a single parent (father was a sperm donor) with a fulltime special needs child doing school online.

We are doing what millions of family members and friends are doing during a global pandemic.

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Glasgowghirl
17 minutes ago, HereticHick said:

Mr Possum and I don't have kids but consider it our privilege and duty to help raise our little niece. MY SIL is a single parent (father was a sperm donor) with a fulltime special needs child doing school online.

We are doing what millions of family members and friends are doing during a global pandemic.

My sister isn't a single parent but since but have helped raise both her boys because my schedule has always been flexible so I could pick them up on the days both her and her boyfriend work, I have always being involved and her oldest son chose to stay with us for half of lock down, he shares a room with his brother and after 6 weeks of lock down with no escape from each other they were starting to fight constantly, so he came to our house with his PlayStation and laptop. 

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jillsdopplerofdoom

Maybe they did do the sex reveal on Addison's birthday but won't post it for a while. They didn't post for a month after Addison's sex reveal. Possibly because Grandma Duggar died but it took a while so there's still time. Plus photos will need to be edited.  I can see Kendra thinking that keeping the sex a secret would be fun though.

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patsymae
On 10/27/2020 at 4:37 PM, Expectopatronus said:

I’m relieved that Joy isn’t following the Pearl method and didn’t beat her kid for this. 

Me, too. And if Joy felt like she was close to losing her temper, or her limit, good for her for reaching out.

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raayx01
On 11/4/2020 at 1:55 PM, jillsdopplerofdoom said:

Maybe they did do the sex reveal on Addison's birthday but won't post it for a while. They didn't post for a month after Addison's sex reveal. Possibly because Grandma Duggar died but it took a while so there's still time. Plus photos will need to be edited.  I can see Kendra thinking that keeping the sex a secret would be fun though.

At Garrett's first birthday the gender was in the cake so when she posted the photos a day or two later they were in black and white, At Addison's 1st birthday they posted the photos in color, but they did celebrate her birthday on Saturday and posted on Tuesday so they could have edited it or done the gender reveal another way at the party.

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OrchidBlossom
7 hours ago, patsymae said:

Me, too. And if Joy felt like she was close to losing her temper, or her limit, good for her for reaching out.

I didn't see the IG post in question (not sure if you or @Expectopatronus did) but do we know that she didn't? I don't want to assume one way or the other, but following the Pearl method and later dropping your kids off aren't mutually exclusive actions. I hope she didn't and I hope she chose the much better option of reaching out for support. Of course she is fortunate that that support exists, but I don't blame her for taking it (except insofar as if she made her teenage sisters watch her children when they had little option but to agree, I would obviously take issue with that).

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Four is Enough

I lived 90 miles from my family, no help there. Mr. Four's closest sibling was 25 miles away. If I wanted help with One or Two, I had to take them to the sitter, for whom I paid. She also watched them while I worked..

But: bored kid? I put him in the backpack carrier that we took hikes with.. and I vacuumed with him on my back. I also put them in a playpen with a couple of toys. If they cried, they cried, or they played, or they slept. 

Laundry? I was constantly running laundry. Morning: load in, switch load to dryer, After school. switch load, add new load to washer. Before bed? same. 

 

Duggars never seem to appreciate or understand routine.

 

I hope that smearing shit around was an isolated incident, but if not, he'd sit in that highchair, laced in, or in a playpen, and watch me clean it up.

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