It's funny how a little poo and pee in the potty can make a Mama and Papa gleam like they are the proudest parents on Earth.
This weekend marked the beginning of real potty training for my little Mols. She has been interested in the potty and has sat on the potty at least once or twice a day for the past few months, but nothing ever came of it. You can't force these things. Yesterday was her first poop on the potty and this morning was her first pee!
She woke up and came into the bathroom where I was blow drying my hair to give me a hug. I checked her diaper and she was dry.....always a good sign when they wake up dry in the morning. I plopped her on the potty and she started to whine and cry. No fun to sit on a potty when you're still groggy and all you want is breakfast. But she was dry so I knew she had to go and I wasn't going to take her off the potty, crying or not. Amongst her whines she farted and that erupted an explosion of laughter from both her and I. I don't care how old you are, farts ARE funny. ;) And then the pee came! She was so excited (and maybe a bit bewildered) she looked at me like, "what the heck just happened?"
Then there were giggles and high fives and lots of hugs and kisses for positive reinforcement. We've got our potty sticker chart going, which she loves, and pretty pink princess pull ups that she thinks are the coolest things! Hopefully we can keep this up, she went again on the potty just a few minutes ago after getting home from dropping Anthony off at school. I have very high hopes that we will be successful with this and be going on the potty every time within a month. Maybe pull ups full time now? We shall see!
I'm so proud of her!
If you'd like to read about my potty training methods, the ones I used successfully with my son and am currently using with my daughter, click HERE. Anthony was potty trained at 2 1/2 and it looks like Molly will be too. Good thing too, because I didn't want to deal with two kiddos in diapers!
With love,Mama Hauck