Lately Maetia has been telling us when she is peeing or pooping so we got a used potty and have it available if she wants to sit on it. At first she just wanted to sit on it with her clothes on but now she seems to want to pull down her pants and take off her diaper and 'pee'. She has actually peed in the potty a few times but she can't poop sitting down so even though it is obvious we just tell her good job and let her stand up and go in her diaper. We had thought she might be getting ready for this but we didn't want to push it because with a new baby coming we didn't want her to be trained and then revert. The truth is I don't know if we are ready. It seems like she can't be old enough already to be telling us when she has to go and actually have the control to hold it in. I remember her first few poops after the meconium and it just poured out of her with no control or realization... and now we are looking for training pants. Well if anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them. We are of course sticking with cloth and it looks like some of the middle of the road brands have enough snugness as well as being easy to pull up and down. It is almost as overwhelming as shopping for cloth diapers was but not nearly such a big investment.
Speaking of investments, we are in the process of buying a house. I know we were lamenting over what type of home to build only a month ago. This house came up for sale in Woodville (where our farm is) and it is a small, cheap, fixer upper. We felt we just weren't ready for the decisions involved with designing a house and giving up some of our dreams for an environmentally sustainable home. We are hoping to get this house and sell it in a few years, hopefully making a small profit. It has a great backyard with trees, a field, and lots of raspberries, blackberries and a small barn. Michael will have lots of room for a studio and it still has some of that 'old' house charm. Our closing date is set for November 30. Please keep us in your prayers that this works out and that Tum Tum continues to grow well. We will try to attach some pictures we took with our new camera. Finally something with more than 2 megapixels!!