Thursday, May 10, 2012

The biggest milestone of them ALL

Hey do you remember all the check ups from age 12 months to 36 months, where we worried endlessly about Alex's speech? Then the week before the checkup, he would hit the bare minimum to make a milestone, making all that worry completely pointless? Then he would still be behind and we would worry and the week before the next check up, he would hit the milestone again?

Age 6 is when you start intervention if there is still nighttime wetness. So of course, after reading endless articles and considering treatment options, as of yesterday, ONE WEEK exactly before Alex turns 6, he is out of night time pull ups. (Nate has been dry at night since before age 3.)

WE ARE COMPLETELY DIAPER FREE PEOPLE.

(Bad news though, they heard his heart murmur again at his mole surgery so we will be discussing that instead.)

But still.... DIAPER FREE.

13 comments:

heather v said...

Does Hallmark make a card?

Joanna said...

Awesome! And don't forget, since you posted this in the internet, he'll wet the bed tonight. Because that's what they do.

Libby said...

Diaper free is the best phrase ever. Yea!!!!

Michele said...

We've been there now for 2 months - isn't it awesome? It's crazy how some kids' bodies just can't do nighttime until they're older.

We had the girls throw the diaper genie off our 3-story deck as a celebration.

Traci said...

My daughter has a heart murmur too. Said she would outgrow it by 8 and they just heard it again at her 8 year old check up. So we get to go back to the doctor to get it checked out. Probably still just an innocent murmur but makes you worry none the less. My 6 year old still very occasionally has night time wetness. No diapers, but very occasionally. Also stopped doing it regularly right before 6 years old.

Anandi Raman Creath said...

IIRC my husband has a heart murmur that just hangs out and he's always had it and there's nothing he needs to do about it. But I've also heard about kids outgrowing them too.

I can only dream about diaper free time. T knows what she needs to do (and has demonstrated by staying dry during the day, using the toilet, etc.) but REFUSES. Wants a diaper. Flat out wants nothing to do with this business at home. Sigh. (But she's fine with it at school.) SO maybe one day she'll come around.

Julia said...

Yay! I was thinking about that jsut today as I put the girls down for their nap, but it is not fair because they have been diaper free since a bit after 2 and accident-free since 3. But I have read it is normal (and genetically determined) to have nighttime accidents until the teens...

I also fear Joanna is right.

Sorry about the murmur thing. Of course it is probably harmless, but it sucks to have something to worry about. Isabel has a darkish spot under her skin that I need to go check, too.

Goddess in Progress said...

Hooray! Same situation at our house for now - Becca has been dry for ages, Daniel still soaks that pull-up every single night.

Good luck on the murmur, fingers crossed.

Tanika Davis said...

YES!! Diaper-free sounds like HEAVEN! And I love how Alex keeps you on your toes!
My brother has a heart murmur -- has had it for years -- and he's never really had any issues from it, ever. Not saying don't do all you're doing to be informed about it, and one step ahead of it, but just keep that in mind.

Karen said...

Isn't it fabulous to type the words DIAPER FREE??

Ann said...

So what you are saying is, I get to wait up to 3 more years before Lucas is diaper-three at night? Damn...
No, that's awesome for you (and Alex).
Hope the murmur is nothing serious. I had one as a kid and it wasn't anything - just went away...

thellfamily said...

Hurray for your household! We still wake one up every night between 11:00 and 12:00 for a potty run and thus avoid the pullups at night. We tried a run of not waking up and that didn't always go so well.

I think I told you this last year with the murmur but I had a murmur through my teenage years but it eventually closed. And it never ever had an impact on me except the once a year that the doc listened to it.

ememby.com said...

Congrats! Can't wait to check that milestone off the list!