What An Adventure!

Following was our little journey to potty training which was filled with twists and turns, tears and laughter, rewards and toilet paper.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Day 4

Fever and runny nose and CRANKINESS today. We are headed for a walk to the library. After naptime, we'll try the potty again. I got a new book, in the mail, on potty training. I'll read it during naptime, to boost my confidence.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Potty Training - Day 3

Mini-Me has a fever today and is CRANKY. She is not having the potty training schtick today.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Day 2 - Part 1

Today started GREAT!!!!!

The kiddos woke up in a giggly mood. I put Mini-Me on the potty 1st thing. And she PEED!!!! A lot. Yippeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! An hour later, after the homemade pancakes for breakfast, Mini-Me when back on the potty. Only this time, not only has she ALREADY peed in her pullup, but there was nothing forthcoming while on the seat. No problem, there is our next hour.

My timing got a bit messed up, so I didn't take her to potty right on time. But when we did, the pull up was dry and nothing was forthcoming.

Mommy got lazy. I held off for almost 2 hours this time. Dry pullup. Nothing in the potty.


Pullup still dry after lunch. Nothing in the potty - I think. Daddy called and I had to run to answer the phone. Not sure if there was liquid success, or not.

Crying when Mommy put on the diaper for nap time.

Mini-Me is telling me she is 'Done'. Even when nothing has happened. I'm trying not to push her, so I'm letting it go for now.

Kids are napping. I want to nap too!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Lord, Help Me!!

Mini-Me LOVES the potty!! She SAID she had to go potty. Once we were there, she'd sit on the potty for 5 minutes, then decide she was 'DONE, Mommy. Done.' We would go through the ENTIRE routine:
- wipe
- climb down
- flush
- wave bye bye
- remove potty insert
- put down the lid
- wash hands
- dry hands
- put on a NEW pullup (she wasn't having the reusables)

AND THEN I'D HEAR................
"Mommy. I PEE PEE!"
"Are you sure, Mini-Me?"
So we would do it all over again.
3x minimum - in a row - with NO PEE ever coming out!!
We sang the pee pee song, read books, used a roll of toilet paper.
This routine went down EVERY hour, ALL evening tonight.
I was happy for bedtime - and a DIAPER!

Lord, help me. I'm having second thoughts...

First Try - Success!!

When Mini-Me woke from her nap, I took her to the potty, without changing her diaper.
Tossing the Diaper
Start Time
Reading to pass the time...
Yippee!! We have a poopy on the potty!!
4 minutes!! I think we have a world record!!
Houston, we have a problem....
Now Mommy knows not to let Mini-Me play with toys, while on the potty - especially small ones.
Daddy to the rescue!
Wave 'bye bye'Wash the hands
Dry the hands
1st time with the pullups!
Adding Mini-Me's pullups to Motor Mouth's pullups
Props from Motor Mouth
HOT water, and lots of SOAP, before the dishwasher.

The Book

This is my manual of choice.