Wednesday, June 17, 2009

big girl

i'm out of interesting things to blog about, so here's this post while i think of anything better to write:

yesterday at 2:00 we dumped all of mae's pullups and diapers in the trash. we've been at it for 30 hours, and so far:

success: 9
accidents: 3
false alarms: 2

she's doing great. i'm using the 3 day method because i've heard so many great things about it, and because it really makes sense to me. it has been a really positive experience for us so far. mae's been really happy and so have i. she had one pretty huge accident yesterday and two smaller accidents today. after each accident today she has had three perfect potty moments--tells me she needs to go and does it all perfectly, including compulsively washing her hands while singing her abc's.

i waited a bit longer to start training than some others, but i really believe she is ready for this now. this week turned out to be the perfect time to go at it--which is fantastic because i think if i didn't do it this week, i'd be doing this in december. which would have been fine too. but whatever...6 less months of diapers is a good thing.

i know i'm not out of the woods yet; we still need to address wearing shorts/pants/skirts, going on the go, relapses, etc. but i'm so happy with the progress we've made so far.

we've got a big girl in the house now!


Carey said...

Go Mae!!!

Bridget said...

Yay! Keep up the good work!

darcie said...

Congrats to Mae and to you! That is awesome!

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

I don't think your starting to late. Sometimes I think parents start to early.We are working with Lukas but I can only get him to go half the time. I can't make him go he seriously is so strong willed that if I try to put him on the potty and he doesn't want to go he throws a tantrum and goes stiff. I have thought about trying the three day potty training as well. Tell me how it goes. Did you buy the book?

Sharalea said...

Awesome! Congrats on the successes! I kind of dread the whole potty training thing...I'll have to look into this 3 day plan!

Good luck with the rest of the week & weekend! Sounds like you DO have a big girl in da house!! :)

austinamasandra said...

I'm happy you're doing so well cause it can be a very frustrating process BUT you're an AMAZING mom!!!! Just in time to start it all again with the new little girl! :)

janae said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

Seara was 3 1/2 when she was potty trained, so I think you're great on time. The only reason people used to potty train before 2 was because they used cloth diapers. Not much of a difference cleaning poop out of cloth diapers and undies. HUGE difference between chucking diapers and cleaning undies.