Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dance, Dance and Dance Some More

Dancing. My child loves to dance. She is a booty shaker, thru and thru. Maybe its because ever since she was a baby, we have squeezed her little butt and told her how cute it was.

Anyways, I decided to have my hand at storyboarding from Stacy's tutorial on making a storyboard. It was fun! But not as fun as doing the fairy wings. ;) I had a great time going to Deviantart and finding brushes. I would download everything if I could. It is my new favorite website! For this, I went with Asian flowers.

storyboardFL

Speaking of booty's....My child is backed up! Yup, you know what I mean. We have been having problems potty training her when it comes to #2. She squeezes her butt cheeks together and just does not want to let it out. Whenever we see that, we bring her to the toilet and she immediately tells us she doesnt have to go anymore. The pee thing is fine. Great actually. But when she started complaining of stomach aches, I thought I'd better bring her in to be seen (not to mention, my wise, young sister in law has been telling me for months about the problems she has heard of with her friends babies getting all backed up and telling me I should get it looked at). So Ella got an xray and sure as sh*t (pun intended) she was stuffed! This also lead to her appetite being diminished.....Another little sign that I should have known something was wrong.

The doctor prescribed Miralax, which is over the counter, for a few weeks and to bring her back in for another xray. Well, after 2 days she is doing pretty much hard diarreah (if that makes any sense), and tooting up a storm! My poor little girl. Atleast it is starting to come out. We'll see how the next couple of weeks go. Another thing she said is to lay off the potty training and put her back into diapers (pull-ups) for the time being! Silly as it sounds, I started crying, which was a sure sign that this whole potty training thing is stressing the both of us out. She does prefer to do it in a diaper, and she does prefer to do it in private...but how do you get them around this. Time? How much? Will she be ready for preschool next fall? She cant bring "diapies" into preschool!

In any case, I dont know if I want to go as far as giving her diapers full time again because I obviously dont want her to go backwards as far as peeing is concerned, so we will have to see what happens.

6 comments:

Julie September 10, 2008 at 10:07 PM  

Beautiful Story Board! I've done a few of those...but none of them were so pretty! Awwww. I'm sorry to hear about Ella's "problem". I hope the potty training goes ok. I don't have any tips, but I'll be thinking of you both...

Jaimee September 10, 2008 at 11:53 PM  

Great job on the story board! Ella has the cutest little personality! Her dancin' moves are sooo cute!

Not a fun problem for either of you sounds like!! Hope everything works it self out soon! :)

Jen September 11, 2008 at 11:36 AM  

I need to do one of theose storyboards soon. You did a great job!!! I love the asian flowers and the booty shake.

I am sorry to hear about Ella's potty problems. I know that has to be so frustrating. Right now I can't even get my son to sit on the toilet. I say go with whatever feels right to both of you. Maybe you can do a combination of underwear and pull-ups. It will work itself out. Hang in there!

Lori Carroll September 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM  

Good Luck with the potty....some of my worst parenting moments come with the pottytraining! Super cute pics (as always) Tho.

Christina September 11, 2008 at 2:06 PM  

Yeah, what a cute little dancin' queen! That girl's got moves! Great job on the story board.

Your booty problems story scares me a lot, since we are having the same problem getting her to poop in the toilet! She actually did do it once, and she'll usually go right at the beginning of nap time or bedtime when she's in a diaper, so I don't think she's getting too backed up. Poor litlte Ella, I'm glad at least the pain part is better for her now!

Power Up Love September 15, 2008 at 4:38 AM  

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