Friday, January 1, 2010

Potty Training Day 1 and 2

Day 1- interesting. Ri woke up with the sniffles that she had had for 2 or 3 days by noon it had rocketed into a nice little fever and green snotty explosions from the nose. She had 4 accidents and was not loving those, hated the sensation of the pee running down her legs. She did NOT want to use the potty. She was so sick and miserable and begging for a diaper so we put one on her and decided maybe we would hold off on potty training...Until she was feeling better

2 hours later her diaper was still dry. She was asking to wear underwear and wanted all her clothes off. 2 more accidents that day and it was bedtime. Oh was also dry after nap.

Day 2:
Woke up with very wet pull up. Had 3 accidents in the morning, and a poop which got half way in the potty (with help from us). The pooping thing with out a diaper was traumatic (seemingly?) she did not want to poop with out a diaper and she was so upset. Pacing, and crying anxious about having to poop.

She had a few more accidents and then it was nap time, woke up dry...We put her on the potty as soon as she woke up and she went in the potty! Buutt, she wasn't done and went some more on the bathroom floor...And then when we brought her downstairs...She had a lot of accidents. Or she'd hold it really well and then let it all loose. It's been a challenge to keep perspective. This afternoon has been hard. She's not feeling well and she's been crying a lot. She's never handled change well and the change from diaper to no diaper seems to be a bigger transition for her than I anticipated. I'm kinda kicking myself for not realizing what a change this would be for her. :0( She's excited about the underwear, but she wants to be naked too. Which is fine, but our rule is no naked on the furniture (except her rocker) it's my Mom's furniture and we don't' feel like it's respectful to let our 2 year old climb around on it naked. Ryan and I waiver- is this being awful to take and make her transition so extremely fast and cold turkey? But on the flip side we feel like this is the best way for her to learn- the most logical way. Let her be excited about underwear, help her grieve the loss of diapers...Give her a choice to be naked or in underwear- let her see what her body does- stay positive, give her lots and lots of cuddles and attention, and let her figure this thing out. I just wish we had realized she'd be sick when we were doing this. :0/

We've decided even with the sickness we're going to keep going, and stay consistent. We feel like it would be really confusing to her and we'll just keep chugging away and keep her consistent. She likes sitting on the potty but she doesn't want to put her pee in there. :0/

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