Monday, January 26, 2009

Day Three of Potty Hell

Ok, no one said it was going to be easy. No one promised it would go smoothly. Infact, everyone said it was going to be hard. But geez!

When I last posted, we had just begun the cold turkey approach and were failing miserably. By 7:30 that night, she had not peed in 6 hours (I hold it in!!) and we had 4 pee stains from the morning on our floor. I escaped to Babies R Us and called Uncle John and "Aunt" Andy for moral support. I really need to keep wine stocked in our house.

But, by the time I got home, Sam and Seren were all smiles. Success!! Finally! I thought I was going to go balistic with joy!

We have had good success since then. She still resists and INSISTS she doesn't have to go but she finally does! (complete with drama and tears). And then we cheer and call our relatives! She is still being stubborn BUT to her credit, she has made it through two whole nights with no puddles and hasn't seen a diaper since early Saturday morning. And we DID take the whole show on the road. We went to my (incredibly understanding) colleagues' house...complete with potty. And she peed there too. (A fact she continues to brag about). So, I am proud of her. I guess we are hanging in there. But she DOES resist and continues to be well....two.

I will consider us "trained" when going doesn't involve tears and the words, "But I don't WANT the pee-pee to come out." Asking "why not" does no good. And she is only slightly motivated by the promise of organic sugarless cookies. :) Her biggest motivation seems to be the underwear itself.

Just as a change of topic, here is a picture that my father in law, Bill, took of Wyeth and I at the Philadelphia Museum of Art when he was 4 weeks old. I like holding hands with my little man.

1 comment:

LauraC said...

Maybe we need to go back to the drawing board. After four hours of holding it, we gave up with Nate and figured he wasn't ready!

LOVE the picture! You look so happy and so YOU!