It has been a big day in the Wehri house today. We have been exploring the idea of the potty for a few weeks now. Everyone has an opinion as to what method works best. I know a lot of people do the confine yourself to the house for 3 days and go diaper free. That did not sound like fun to me, especially after last weeks home confinement because of the relentless rain. So, I have just been talking to her about it, reading books, and asking her all the time if she wants to try going on the potty. She didn't really seem interested though. I mean why would she? She can just go in her diaper and keep playing. In her mind, having to stop and go potty would equal her having to stop whatever she is doing.
The break through, if it is that and I hope that it is, seems to have happened on Sunday when Jonathan got her to poop on the potty. Since then she has been telling me that she needs to go, but not quite making it. Today however was a different story. She told Jonathan first thing this morning that she needed to go and then every time after that she made it! We didn't use a diaper once today! She was so proud of herself each and every time that she went. I was happy that we seemed to be making a positive step in the right direction! I realize that this could be just one day that went well, but please allow me to be thrilled with the prospect of not having to deal with diapers anymore!
Since she was doing such a good job going to the potty today, I took her to Target and she got to pick out "big girl underwear." She was so excited about them, that when we got home she proceeded to try on all 6 pairs until she decided on the one that she wanted to wear. It was kinda cute to see her so excited about them. I hope that it lasts and that we have turned the potty corner. Even though I am extremely excited that she seems to be on her way to using the potty, it does come with some new responsibilities for me. I basically have to drop everything when she says that she has to go and we race to the potty. I also have to remember to ask her if she needs to go a lot as well as remember to throw the travel potty seat in my bag incase she has to go in the middle of Target. In the grand sceme of things it's worth it!
Of course I had to get some pictures of this milestone, hopefully she won't be too mad at me later in life that I posted them!
Big girl on the potty!
Hmmm... which ones should I choose...
I just thought this was a cute one... maybe she was trying to coordinate the stripes.
Fingers crossed that we have turned the corner!