Monday, February 2, 2009

He's a Big Boy Now

Sawyer is growing up so fast! He's been in his "big boy" bed for a week now. The first night he got out several times, but has done really well since then. We've even had 3 or 4 nights of sleeping through the night without getting out at all. He also had a "real" haircut this week. I've been getting Sawyer's haircut for about a year and a half now, but have always left a little length on it so it could still curl. I doesn't really curl anymore (tear) so I decided to just cut it shorter. Everyone seems to really like it, but he definately doesn't look like a baby anymore! He's been doing really well with potty training, so let's hope that's completely done by the time Riley gets here in about 10 weeks.

**I've got it fixed now so you can leave comments...


Heather said...

YaY SaWyeR!!! He looks so grown up sitting up in his big boy bed with his big boy haircut! He's such a doll. I'm glad to hear that he's doing good with potty training! That would be a huge help if he was done by the time sissy gets here. Only 10 weeks!!!! Yikes, that just flew by! I can't wait to meet her! I bet that belly is getting out there now isn't it, mama!?
Love you guys!

Heather said...

Hi Nola! Yes, add me to your list - I'm adding you too!! Glad you found our cleft group. They sure have helped me along this journey. There are a few others you have to add... especially Janeen at Adventures of Big Ski and Little Ski. Her son Reid was born with a bilateral lip and can tell you ALL about it!!

Looking back, I'm not sure how I would've felt if I found out in an ultrasound about Aidan's cleft. I had an U/S 3 days before he was born and we couldn't see a thing. So, while it was a HUGE shock at birth, I didn't have to stew over it for months. But you're also prepared, which is such a blessing. I guess I'm hoping Riley doesn't have a cleft palate, but the chances are pretty slim I think, since her lip is bilateral. But she will survive and so will you!!! Ask ANY questions... we're here for you!

Krissy said...

Hi! Looking forward to reading about your family and getting to know you! Feel free to ask me ANY matter how small or silly you may think they are!! All of us "cleft moms" have been there and are happy to help in any way! This truly is a great support system :o) Oh, and we found out about Drew's cleft at my 20 week ultrasound.

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

Yea!!! Comments are great!

You are right, he looks very much like a big boy and I am sure he will be a great big brother when your sweet baby girl gets here.

Good luck with the potty training. With my boys it was an all or nothing thing. We went straight to underwear! The pull-ups were too much like diapers (just more expensive). My oldest said "No Bro-Bro (which is what he called himself) like potty down my leg" to that I responded "well, then don't do it, put your potty in the toilet!" and he said "o-tay mommy" and that was that!

Allison said...

Hi Nola,

I'm so glad you found us, and it looks like you've found a few others from our group! Please ask anything you want, that's why we're here! I too found out about Abby's cleft at about 25 weeks, and know what it's like to wonder about the palate, the feeding, the surgeries . . . but know this, you will all make it through this journey. The ups, the downs, the in-betweens. With everything we've been through, I can honestly say I wouldn't trade Abby's cleft and our journey for anything in the world. She is such a blessing, and I look at the world in a new light because of her.

Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, and try not to worry . . . once your sweet Riley is here, everything will fall into place.

The Ski's said...


HELLO!!! And welcome to our "family" of bloggers. Your son is absolutely adorable and a big congrats to you getting ready to welcome Riley to your family.

We were unaware of Reid's cleft lip and palate until he was born. It was quite a roller coaster of emotions to say the least, but I can not tell you the absolute joys that we have had watching our little guy grow into such a strong toddler. This group of absolute blessings that you have found through our blogs are SUCH an inspiration and help. I have asked so many questions from all of them, and feel truly lucky to have such a wonderful group of people who I do consider to be a family to us. Truly. Please do not hesitate to ask us anything. We are here for that and are excited that you have found us. Take care....stay well...and I look forward to getting to know you better!

I noticed that you left a comment on Reid's page...which is fine...but our other blog is where I have MUCH more "stuff" that I keep as a journal for our family. Reid's page is more a dedication to his surgeries and so on. You will find more info on the other page. Welcome!!!

Terri Cote said...

Yes are welcome to add me to your list. I am glad you are able to find some help by looking at my blog. If you have any questions or need advice please don't hesitate to email me.