Thursday, April 28, 2011

He's A Big Kid Now

Um, I looked at my post counter randomly today. . . this is my 991st post. Wow. That I have had that much to say and that so many of you have been around from the beginning to read it all (and keep coming back for more) is nothing short of amazing! I think I might just have to have some sort of giveaway/contest attached to my 1000th post. Yes, actually, I definitely will. So stay tuned for that.

But you know you really came today to check in with me on Will's potty training progress.

People, I am so proud of my (no so) Little Man. Seriously, he has rocked the potty training thing. He has not had an accident since Monday when it just clicked for him that underwear aren't disposable and unlimited.

He has poo pooed several times in the potty now. One time was even at a friend's house. And today's poo poo? He was in his playroom and I was feeding Emma. He came running past me with a frantic look on his face, calling as he ran by, "I need to go poo poo!" And then he did all on his own. Several times now, he has gone potty without my prompting him to do so. He still asks me to "please leave me alone Mommy," which makes me equal parts proud of him for his independence and a little sad that my "baby" doesn't need or want me involved in everything he does anymore. This is good, I know. It's just weird.

I don't really know when a kid is considered 100% potty trained. He is still waking up with a wet diaper in the morning, so I know he is not there yet. But he is doing really well, honestly far better than I expected. He is just so proud of himself and he has every right to be.

I will tell you that Will had pretty much all of the "readiness" signals before I attempted potty training. The boy was READY. Honestly, I probably would have waited until this summer, but when he was taking his own diapers off last week (and pulling them down like underwear and chafing his poor thighs with the adhesive tape) and asking to go potty, I knew it was time to stop dragging my feet.

I have to admit, we have stuck pretty close to home this week, but we have also had two playdates and gone one a couple of walks and he has stayed dry. I do think it's been helpful to stay home where I can focus on reminding him to potty and he get the hang of things on familiar territory, but I am starting to get a bit of cabin fever. Also, I think the real test of this whole potty training success will be being able to continue on with our normal routine. I'll let you know how that goes when I am brave enough to do it!


HereWeGoAJen said...

Wow, good for him! And for you. :)

Nicky said...

You're totally inspiring me. We're planning to start potty training LL in June (we want to wait until after a plane trip in May) and I'm totally nervous. Like you said about Will, LL is totally showing all of the readiness signs, but I still dread the work of getting him the rest of the way there. Glad it's working out so well for you guys!

A New Beginning said...

Yeah for potty training. I read that it can take one year after daytime potty training to be night time potty trained as well. My soon to be 3 yr old has been daytime potty trained for about 6 months now. Over the last two nights, she has not wet her diaper, so I think we may start trying the night time potty training.

Don't rush it, it will come!

AwkwardMoments said...

YAH for Potty! A trained himself too .. A has been potty trained for almost a yr and we are just approaching the night time potty training. He is just not waking up dry yet. good luck, and excellent work wil

AwkwardMoments said...

i should include that he was potty trained a few weeks before his 2 bday and went 2 momnths w/ no accidents - then the fun began - battle of the minds for us - BUT he is back to good now