Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's Potty Time!

Today I'm taking a break from complaining! :) Phew. I know you all are so relieved ;) Anyway, I keep meaning to do Potty Time Tuesdays with Cascia of Healthy Moms (and sorry Cascia, but I have had issues with copying and pasting the code for your button!)...but it seems that Tuesdays just fly by and turn right into Wednesdays! ;)

Anyway, Little man has been doing a really great job with potty training! I'm really quite impressed. About half of the time he will have a dry diaper all day! But of course there are other days when he's just too busy playing to tell me when he has to go potty. Not quite ready for the big boy underwear. I tried to entice him into wearing them by buying him Lightning McQueen and Spiderman, but he tried on a pair and had them on for about 5 minutes and then wanted them off...

Amazingly, he is waking me up in the morning and telling me he can go potty! He has been doing this about 90% of the time for the past couple of weeks!

AND: He has actually pooped in the potty about 5 times!!! I know that this is the part where people have the most difficulty - especially with boys, so I am so happy that he doesn't seem to have any issues with it - of course he doesn't do this every day, or even most days, but still - at least he isn't flat out refusing to poop on the potty! If he keeps this up I may be able to send him to preschool in the fall afterall! ;) (He really needs the socialization).

The other great thing is that baby girl is interested in the whole potty thing! She's 21 months, which is maybe a little on the early side, but she loves to do what her big brother is doing. Every morning when he says he has to go potty, she jumps out of bed and races him to the bathroom and tries to sit on his potty before he gets there. Its too cute, but of course really has been making little man mad. And any other time that she hears him say he's got to go potty she either races him to the bathroom or gets completely heartbroken if someone stops her.

We went and got baby girl her own potty chair the other day. She's been sitting on it fine. The first night she actually squeezed out just a little drop of potty :) But she's basically just been sitting there playing. Which is fine at this point, she's at least getting into the habbit of sitting on it.

I'm just very glad that Little man is really getting the whole potty thing. Going when we are out is going to be the rough thing for him. There has been a couple of times he's said he had to go potty at Wal-Mart or on the road... and when we take him into a public toilet he just looks and says "I think no." I'm sure that will improve over time...

6 comments:

April said...

YEA!!!!

MamaNeena said...

I'm having flashbacks to Elmo's Potty TIme video.

~~Mel~~ said...

How cute that baby girl wants to join the 'fun'...maybe you'll have them both trained at the same time!

Together We Save said...

Good luck!

Cascia said...

Good for you! It sounds like you are making great progress with the potty training! 21 mos is not too young to start potty training your child. If your child is interested, which it sounds like your daughter is than go ahead and it looks like you already have! I am impressed! Keep it up! And thank you for joining us for potty time Tuesday!

Cascia said...

I just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you over at Healthy Moms.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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