Monday, March 08, 2010

The Big PT

One week ago, we embarked on a great adventure at our house. We decided the time had come to introduce Julia to the world of potty training. The Big PT. I figured she was ready, since she would go (by herself) into the bathroom, take off her pants, sit on the potty (w/a diaper on), and poop without any prodding. And she was starting to take off her diaper at random times. SO. We embarked.

Monday was a hard day. Many accidents. Lots of tears. Much tribulation.

Tuesday, she had zero accidents. Notta one! The whole day!

She hasn't had a zero accident day since then, but she usually keeps it down to 1 or 2. And usually they are when I am in the shower, or not paying attention. (Though, I'd like to know, how can a kid who JUST WENT POTTY have an accident in the 10 minutes I'm in the shower? Seriously? She needs to go every 15 minutes? I don't think so. I wasn't pleased by that one this morning.)

She still wears a pull-up during naptime (though she usually stays dry during naptime, we just wear it as a precaution), and at night. It'll probably be a while before she can go through the night. But that's ok. She's doing a great job with daytime toilet usage.

I have to remind myself that she is, in fact, pretty new at this whole thing, so having accidents is to be expected. It's only been 1 week after all! But I think we can safely say that she has left the diapers behind, and is loving her Hello Kitty panties.

I can't call her my baby girl anymore. She's my big girl!

9 comments:

Sabrina said...

Good job, Julia! If she is already waking up dry for her naps, being dry through the night will come probably a lot sooner than you think. It was literally a matter of days for Adie. But, either way, being accident-free, or almost accident-free, during the day is a fantastic accomplishment.

Alex said...

WOW, your child has mastered in 1 week what my 4 year old nephew still can't do... seriously. They say girls are a lot easier than boys though, but truly I think Julia is doing a fantastic job!!!

Cheryl said...

YaY Julia!

Emilie said...

Hurray!! Con flatulations to Julia!

Celeste said...

We always knew she was amazing. Just goes to show that we were right!

asm said...

I have always thought PT wouldn't be that bad, but the closer I actually get to the big day the more I start thinking, no thank you. Julia is amazing!! What a big girl especially that she would sit on the toilet to go poop even with diaper on. WOW!!

espheroz said...

amazing

alisquire said...

AND remember that she's not even TWO yet. Good girl! Hope things are continuing to go well.

Porters said...

holy cow that is amazing. Nice job!! Isn't it just the best thing ever? Not that changing a diaper is that big of a deal, but NOT having to...now that is really great. :)