Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Potty Training-Fun. Fun. :p

So, all my girls have always given me this "1 week window" to potty train. My twins showed extreme readiness around 18 months. I had nothing else to do really, so...2 potty seats were bought, and in a week..viola, potty trained twins. Well. Not that easy. But you get the idea ;) Audrey, my third born, she also hit that 1 week window at around 18 months...but because she had a baby sister who was 4 months old, and I was breastfeeding like a mad woman, I just didn't want to take on potty training! After that 1 week window, she lost all interest in running to the toilet with mommy, and getting new undies. It had lost it's appeal. She is 2.5 now, and although she is somewhat potty's still a 50/50 chance of her making it to the toilet. I know lil ones will have accidents, but she has just no desire to even make it to the toilet :p SOOO, Alexis, who will be 18 months soon, is in her 1 week window of readiness! She beams with excitement when I say "oh hurry, mommy has to go potty, lets go!!"....she is in love with her undies and her potty seat. Yesterday was day 1...which consisted of her running around nakey butt, and me watching that lil bare bottom like a hawk...just waiting for leaks to spring haha Everytime she peed, I would rush the toilet to her "potty, potty, seeeee, potty". So, this morning, diaper came off, and I reminded her, potty goes in toilet. That child has a bladder like no other girl I know though...I kept offering liquids (more liquid, means...more pee...means...more opportunities!). So...she stayed dry, ALL morning! And just as I thought, "I need to make lunch", she pees. Ug. So...we cleaned up the "mess, oh no, mess". And I start up the liquid routine again. Still. nothing. 5pm. Time for dinner....and...yep...missed it AGAIN! Just as I was thinking, maybe she's not ready (I think this everytime too haha), she grabs herself, grunts....and sits on the potty seat. And yay. our first success of the day! haha Poor thing, she wasn't as ecstatic as I was about showing her poo in a bowl to everyone in the house, making them clap haha.

So, tomorrow is Day 3. Having done this 3x before, I have almost a detailed chart of what will happen next. Day 3 and 4 are usually bad and messy. I just have to stick it out til that Day 5 when it clicks! HOWever, non of my kids have pooped on day 2..always day 4, lol so maybe ...we will be lucky this time? :) kiddos want to go I'm off to the great outdoors....carrying my potty seat with me. :p

1 comment:

Tara said...

Oh man... I'm gonna have to do this again!!! It took Melody 5 days too.. and a month or so afterwords of accidents off & on.! She seems fully trained now.. thank goodness! Only to start back up again in a year or so.!