Yes siree Bob!! It was such an exciting time and he did it all by himself! I was doing the dishes, Chris was in the laundry and Caelan was playing in his room. He then called out to me "I push out wee wees on the potty Mama!", I went in to him and he was sitting on the potty, I asked him if he did a wee wee and he said "Yes!" really happily, I then smelled poos and asked him if he did a poo poo too and he answered "Yes I did!" proudly. I was soooooooo excited and happy and oh so proud. Chris rushed in with all the excitement and we had a big happy, excited time over it together. So cool! He took himself to the potty and did one's and two's all by himself!!! What a good clever little boy.
It was such a shame that we were so busy with painting and stuff because that would have been a great moment to really focus on it and keep it going, but as we had all the painting to do and he was going to grandma and granddad's for the day it had to get left for the rest of the weekend. It would have been great if we didn't have any plans and we could have just stayed home and gotten the toilet training fully sorted. We've been doing it for a while but not intensively because his interest wasn't always there and he didn't want to do it, but obviously after all the time of sitting on it and the toilet and us always talking about it and reading him his big boy book about going to the toilet/potty - he's ready and it happened. YAY!!!! So happy and proud :)
I had braxton hicks for the first time last night. It was so odd but nice - I really liked it because I didn't get any of them or the usual stuff with Caelan. After such a long, hard weekend of full-on work, we got into bed at about 12am after putting all the furniture back in the freshly painted room and it all started. It wasn't like tightening that some people have said they experienced it was more like really intense period pain low down which lasted about 30-60 seconds and then would ease off, then come back again after a few minutes. I immediately thought 'Cool, braxton hicks', but then did think 'Shit, hope I haven't pushed myself too hard over the weekend and bought on labour!' hehe But as I'm sitting here typing, obviously it wasn't the case!
It's so cool to have all the "normal" stuff this time round, really happy that this one is playing the game. Though I did get worried at the end of last week and think it had turned back - I went to lean forward and had a huge round thing under my ribs again. It really felt like a head, but there were a lot of big movements going on so could have been something else. Or it went back again - because it's definitely head down again now. I'm feeling really exhausted and sore after that weekend though. I'm in agony in my lower back and pubic region, bloody Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction!!!! Damn it to hell! It's quite different to when I had it with Caelan, the pain was mainly in my back with him, but this time around it's mainly in the front and WOW! talk about FREAKIN' sore!! I'll talk to the midwife about it today, she said to tell her when it got much worse and over the last two weeks it's gonna so much worse. I don't think my lack of taking it easy and putting my feet up and staying off my feet when possible as she said last time is helping. Opsy - but we've just got too much to do, it's just not possible. So due to doing the exact opposite to what I should have been doing all weekend, I'm in total agony now. After the first day of painting it was so intense that I couldn't focus on anything and had problems seeing. Last night - I wanted to cry when I walked. Ohhhh I think my boy is home - yay!! Gotta go now, I miss him so much when he's not here.