Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mommy Fail

I'm in my third trimester of pregnancy.
My husband is in my third trimester of pregnancy.
So far we've had a back injury, a bum wrist from 2 broken wrists years ago and ragweed season hit us.
Oh, did I mention the above hit one person, my husband.
I don't know who is more pleasant to be around him or me.
I'm not sure how our toddler is coping with this insanity but she seems to be holding her own.
I'm not proud of what I"m about to share but it also gives me confidence in how she's learning self-reliance.  I hope it doesn't happen again as I'm a bit embarrassed about it and I'm just glad it was 15 minutes and not hours.
A few days ago DH was passed out cold in the bedroom.  I think he was up all night but it's all hazy. I had a bout of the pregnancy sleepies.  If you are pregnant, you know what the hell I'm talking about.  It's rare to get a good night's rest or to be comfortable in any position for a long time but every so often, you get hit with a Sandman one-two.  It might last 15 minutes.  It might last a few hours.  You just fall out cold.
Well, one minute I'm playing with my kid and reading books the next, I closed my eyes for a second and was out.  At one point, I opened my eyes to see my daughter climbing off the couch.  She looked at me and said something that sounded like, "I have to go potty.  I'll be right back."
Well, 15 minutes later, I wake up and she's sitting next to me reading me a book again.  Did I just dream she had to go potty?  Oh well.
I sit up and finish reading with her.  I then head to the bathroom and what did I find.  Guess.
I found my daughter had gone to the potty.  Not only did she pee but she also pooped and……..
wait for it…….  She even wiped as the wet wipes and dry wipes were used, not in insane quantities either.
I look over to the sink and she had the step stool opened and the soap pump looked wet and her handtowel was damp.
PG: TG, did you go poopers?
TG: Yes Mama.  I pooped and peed.
PG: Did you wipe yourself?
TG: Yes Mama.  I called and called but you didn't come.  You were sleeping.  Daddy was sleeping.  I also washed my hand because we wash our hands after we potty.
I took a wipe and said I wanted to wipe too like we usually do (she wipes then I wipe for safe measure), just in case.
Clean as a whistle.
I gave her a big hug and said I was very proud she went to the potty by herself and she also cleaned and dressed herself.