Monday, February 18, 2008

Prisoner of Potty Training!

It all started on Sun Feb 10th. Kaitlyn told me she had to go potty and dragged me to the bathroom where she sat down and went. Mon the same thing happened and Tues followed suite. Tues I finally decided that was it. Three days in a row of her initiating it was enough of a sign of readiness. I put her in panties and off we went! We had two accidents that day, one of which I probably could have prevented because she was too into Dora and didn't want to go. The second day we didn't have any accidents. I was shocked and so proud and pleased. From there it's been a whirl of potties and panties. :) There have been some accidents and the #2 situation is still a bit shaky but I figure we'll get a hold of peeing and work from there.

There are so many transitions in the first few years of a child's life and to be honest, I have dreaded almost all of them, this one included and have realized, with a sigh of relief that each one turns out infinitely better than I ever thought possible. I think I had a harder time giving up bottles than she did, her pacifier was a breeze, and the one I dreaded most, one day we couldn't find it, we told her it was all gone, and that was that. There are two main points to all of this...

#1 I am scared about our next child if everything with her has been this easy!
#2 I STILL need to learn to let go and trust that things will happen at the EXACT moment they are supposed to.

Now this is not to say there will never be challenges or resistance to transitions like these, but the point is, I need to know that I can feel this kind of peace beforehand, not after when everything is over and done.

If anyone out there still occasionally checks my blog to see if I am alive, I am still here, thanks for believing in me :)


I'm Sadie said...

WOOHOO for a new post! K is too darn cute watching Dora in her Dora panties! I need to find some for Ruthie, but I can't ever find her size. Oh well. I really hope it goes as smooth as it is now. That's awesome Emily!

Katiegirl said...

Yay Kaitlyn!!! She is doing so well. What a big girl she is getting to be. So glad to see a new post - I check every day... well, almost. Hugs to you all.

Teresa said...

I'm on here all the time checking up on you girl! I am so excited for her! I'm glad I'll have some experts around so when Dylan is ready, I can ask lots of questions.

heather said...

well deary I just finished reading all of your blogs and it makes me miss you so!!! at the same time reading your thoughts makes me feel closer. life just slips on by sometimes and i dont get to call enough, see you enough, but i am always thinking of you enough. at least once a day i think of my gals!! love you deary.