Sunday, September 27, 2009


September 2006




Punkin has turned into a Big Boy overnight. On the morning he turned 3, he refused to even consider wearing a diaper. Unfortunately, the desire to pee on the potty didn't coinside... Buy stock in Pull-ups (you heard it here first) , because I think he'll be living in them forever. They're the only thing he'll allow us to put on him. Somehow, the Pull-up equals big boy underwear in his mind. And he is suddenly afraid of the potty. Given the other things he's accomplished, I think I'm going to have to just let this one go... for now...

Punkin also moved into his new Big Boy Room (another post to come) on his birthday. This included sleeping in a Big Boy Bed for the first time. I'm proud to say that it went very well. I did sing him to sleep (which I actually enjoyed... shhh... don't tell *him* that). The other unbelievable feat is that he didn't even ask for his paci one time. I had dreaded the "no more pacis" and anticipated a few nights of major crying before Punkin would sleep without it. Even though he had been telling me for weeks that turning 3 meant "no more pacis", I really expected some major withdrawals. I don't want to jinx it, but he's gone to bed the first night and taken a nap in his new room without even mentioning the word paci. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that in a few days, he doesn't suddenly bring it up and cry over it. (So, it's now 10:30 and Punkin is still awake... calling out every few minutes... he's not asking for his paci, but he's also not sleeping. How bad is it that I want to just give it to him so he'll fall asleep faster? )

He really is turning into such a big boy. But he'll always be my baby.

Happy Birthday Punkin! I love you more than you'll ever know!

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Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Punkin!

Such a cutie. And I love the CARS cake.

My little girl was completely potty trained by 3. My boy? Um...more like 3 years and 8 months. Don't stress about it; it'll happen when it happens. Good luck!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Big Boy!

Yes, he'll always be your baby...even after he has to lean down to hug you because he's grown so much taller than you. ;)

And really, don't sweat about the potty. I can testify to the fact that boys are definitely the harder children to potty train. I'm more impressed with giving up the paci. Way to go!

punkinmama said...

Thanks Ladies!

I had such a fun time making that cake!

Thanks for the encouragement on the potty training. I know it's not a huge deal... it's more the pressure from others. But I try not to let that bother me. He's MY kid afterall. ;)

I too am thrilled with the ease of which the paci was given up, so I'm not complaining!

Joanna said...

I hung out with a 3 year old and 2 almost-3-year-olds all day yesterday, and none were 100% potty trained, so don't feel too left out.

The cake looks awesome! I'm so impressed!

Anonymous said...

Aww Happy Birthday Punkin!! The difference from year 1 to year 2 is CAHRAZZZZZZY!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

My Ladybug will be 3 next May and I can't believe what a big girl she is becoming! Happy Birthday, Punkin!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I love the Cars cake (so would my 3 year old)
My son is almost 3.5 and we are going through the exact same potty training experience. I'm convinced my kid will be the first kid to go to college in a diaper. :)

punkinmama said...

Thanks Joanna! I was impressed with myself too. It's definitely the most creative cake I've ever made!

punkinmama said...

Lolly - I know! They grow up way too fast! He definitely doesn't look like a "baby" anymore!

punkinmama said...

Lori - Maybe our sons can be roommates in college! Ha!

Anonymous said...

AWWWWW!! Happy Birthday to you both!

designHER Momma said...

Happy Birthday to you big man! And it looks like your Mama is a cake boss.

punkinmama said...

Thanks designHER Momma!

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