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It’s Official!

by Christine@TheAums on March 27, 2012 · 24 comments

I have some big news for you today!

I’m not pregnant…

A truly momentous occasion occurred many weeks ago, but in a solemn effort not to jinx anything, I kept my mouth shut. Believe me, I wanted to shout on the roof tops, or you know, tweet about it, but I held back. Just to be sure.

Yes, the day has finally come, after nearly 8 years and 4 kids to be exact, when I can confidently announce that the last of my babies is officially potty-trained!

See for yourself:

Exciting right? And bittersweet maybe? Well, just a tad. It’s not like I’m done wiping bums or anything!

Check out the featured video in my sidebar for a glimpse of my underwear-wearing girl as a baby, and pass me a box of Kleenex, please.

 

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Rachee March 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Yay for you. I know *she’s* the one who is using the potty but good for you for guiding her to it!
-r

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Christine@TheAums March 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

It’s definitely a yay for me…it’s so surreal to not think about diapers anymore.

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Lanae March 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm

That is amazing news!!! I am so happy for you all! I am in the throes of potty training my youngest right now, only my second child and can’t imagine what it was like to potty train 4! Proud of you! :)

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Christine@TheAums March 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks Lanae! It really does feel amazing and you really will feel it too someday…promise!

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Brandi March 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Hooray for PLo, and hooray for Mama!!! I just absolutely love this little girl. Love.

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Christine@TheAums March 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Hip hip hooray…can’t believe I kept it to myself for so long! We really should have the girls Skype soon, I bet they’d talk up a storm now that they’re older.

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hchybinski March 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

bittersweet moments aren’t they? my little is off to kindergarten in the fall and there are no more to come. . .some days I’m sad and sometimes I feel amazingly liberated as if there may be some glimmer of life on the far off horizon. . .LOL

congrats!
Hillary

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Christine@TheAums March 27, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Thank you, Hillary! If it’s any comfort, first loose teeth should be around the corner…after that, not sure what the milestones are…first driving permit? Bittersweet indeed.

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grandma March 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Oh Palaumita you are growing toooooo fast………congrats mija…….and yes I went for the box of tissues too.

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Christine@TheAums March 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Thanks ma :)

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Trish March 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

So exciting! My baby is finally potty trained too!

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Christine@TheAums March 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Ooo doubly exciting! Congrats to you too! I will drink some wine in your honor :)

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Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

My heart is melting, she is so so so so so cute!!

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Christine@TheAums March 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My husband and I have watched her video over and over…we melt every single time :) “See you tomorrow, hope you come back tomorrow!”

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Stasha April 1, 2012 at 3:48 am

How much did you pay her to say that :)

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Christine@TheAums April 4, 2012 at 12:35 am

I still ask her daily if she wears diapers (because I’m still in shock/disbelief) and when I ask her why not, she says because I said on the video that I don’t. Love her.

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Jeanne March 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

First- yea I totally thought you were announcing you were pregnant haha
Second- she is GORGEOUS!
Third- Congrats Mama!!! The day of no more diapers is very very far away for me, but you’ve certainly put in the time!!

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Christine@TheAums March 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Thanks, Jeanne! It’s still so hard to believe.

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Jessica March 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

Adorable! Yay for you both! That’s so awesome!! :) We’re almost there. N is pooping and peeing in the potty mostly, but I have to remember to put her on, which is tough as I usually forget. But, I’ve been getting better. So, I’m hoping that a month from now, she’ll be fully potty trained. We’ll see. Any tips you can share?

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Christine@TheAums March 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Yes, my biggest tip is not forgetting, which we were doing too. Once we made it a point to remind throughout the day and really encourage regular potty breaks, like before nap and bedtime AND after waking up, it made a huge difference.

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Runnermom-jen March 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Hooray!!! No more diapers!! That’s awesome :)

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Christine@TheAums March 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

It’s awesome and strange…but definitely more awesome…thanks Jen!

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Ado April 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I thought you WERE preggers!
Well congrats on the potty training. We should throw you a potty shower! (-:

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Christine@TheAums April 4, 2012 at 12:33 am

Ado, You’re absolutely right…this does call for a potty party!

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