Hello. My name is Angela. I live in Charlotte, NC. I have a little boy named Xavier and he is my pride and joy. He will be two years old october 1st. I still tell people his age in months and I'm trying to get away from that. The thing is, only parents truly understand the age in months thing. Each month, each week, even each day, something new happens. So, Xavier's 21 and half months old.
This is the first time I've ever joined a community online. I found out about the website from my cousin who lives in Jacksonville, FL. She has become one of my best friends here recently. We've always gotten along since we're family and all but lately we don't go a week without talking. The thing is, as much as I love her I don't always want to vent about my husband to her. She's 24 years old and single and I don't want to scare her away from marriage.
I didn't meet the love of my life till I was 24 and I thought I would never get married. I had no desire and didn't see the point. Now, I can't imagine my life without my husband. But of course every now and then, he just gets on my nerves. Alot of times its the mother in me coming out. No one can take care of my son the way I can, not even my husband. I find myself going behind him to make sure the bath water isn't too hot, or check the diaper bag to see if he really has what he needs, I even snapped at him the one time he didn't take the diaper bag with him when he went to the store with Xavier. It's got to be a mom thing. It still bugs me if things aren't done exactly the way I do it. I figured this would be the place to talk about that kind of thing.
I promise not to complain all the time. I'll probably talk about my son the most. His name is actually Johnathan Xavier, but we call him by his middle name. We've just started potty training. Boy, does that ever require some patience! Sometimes I wonder if we've started too soon. I don't want to give up I've read that while there is progress there's also sometimes regression. He's been doing really well for two to three weeks and then yesterday he started going backwards. He started out getting the pee concept first. He still doesn't get the poopie part, but I still take him to the bathroom asap and put what's in the pull ups into the toilet. He enjoys flushing it, but hasn't put two and two together. He never cried as a baby when he had a dirty diaper, so I know this will take some time. Like I said he had the pee thing down. For the past couple of weeks he was able to keep his pull ups dry for the entire day. Every hour I would take him to his little training potty and he'd go and we'd clap and cheer. Yesterday and today he would go in his pull up right before I would take him. Patience, patience. I'll see what happens tomorrow.
On a happy fun note, he has started to do "ring around the rosies". He likes to have me do it with him and hold hands. I feel like a kid again. I used to love that game. He also does it by himself, but he insists on me singing the words. He'll hum the tune and it sounds like he's trying to say the "ashes, ashes" part. His vocabulary isn't as big as I thought it would be by now, but every child is different. It feels like any day now his jibber jabber is going to be clear. He loves music and he does animal sounds. He's the best thing ever. I love being a mom. Thanks for starting this community.