July 5, 2009

It's Potty Time

Yes, we took the plunge here at Casa N. Miss E has been successfully using the potty for about 2 1/2 weeks now. I bought her some princess panties which were quite inspiring to her. From the very first day she has only had a few accidents. At first she wore a pull-up for naps and outings, and of course to bed, but now she just wears them at night! (For longer outings, we just bring the potty in the back of the car.) (And oh yes, emptying that sucker is a real joy!) I am delighted with her progress, and that she is going so well. She was really ready, *I* was the one who had to get ready, I guess. ha ha

She is having a bit of trouble going #2 in the potty. At first she would wait until naptime so she could just go in a pull-up, but now that she wears panties even at naptime, there has been some anxiety on her part. And some poop in the panties. But Mr N told her every time she goes poop in the potty he will give her some candy. I'm fine with that, because it seems to be working!

We are so proud of Miss E! She loves to decide which princess panties she will wear each day. (Each evening she protests when I tell her to put her panties in the dirty clothes. "But they're dry!" she says. I don't know quite how to articulate in 3-year-old terms the concept of daily underwear changes...)


Tasha said...

That's great! I'm hoppng this switch to cloth will motivate Melody to start. I know she can do it, it's just turned into a power struggle so I've just left her alone.

Cassie said...

That's so awesome! I hope things go that easily with Andrew, but somehow I doubt it...

I love all the new photos, by the way! Miss E looks more and more like you every single day.