Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Life in the Bathroom

I think I've spent more time in the bathroom this past week than the rest of my life.  Combining a pregnant lady and potty training will do that to you!!

I procrastinated as long as I could, but finally decided it was time to potty train Sofia.  After training Hannah pretty early and really disliking the process I was in no rush to do it, but I wanted Sofia trained before the baby comes in July and that means training her before we move in May....which means it's about time to do it.  Bummer.

Day 1 - started great with a positive experience and her going to the bathroom several times all on her own.  Then came her first accident which completely changed everything.  She became terrified to go and cried whenever she needed to.  There were lots of tears and lots of unsuccessful trips to the toilet.  By the end of the evening I needed a break so Hannah and I went for a walk.  We came home to this:

Apparently she sat like that the entire time we were gone.  

Day 2 - Definitely better than day 1, but still quite a few tears.  She was doing better, and by the end of the day had pretty much stopped crying when she needed to go to the bathroom.  But, she started complaining of her stomach hurting and ended up with a decent case of diarrhea.  So much fun!  Lots of fast running to the toilet.  She pretty much had the bathroom down, just lots of necessary trips to the bathroom.  I wish I would have counted the number of runs to the toilet...in 1 hour there were over 30!!!

Day 3 - We finally ventured out of the house with friends to the park.  This must be a true sign of friendship to be willing to go with us.  We made several trips to the bathroom at the park and we survived!!

She's doing great overall.  We haven't had any accidents since day 2 and she seems to have it down, although we are still making lots of trips to the bathroom.  

I wish I could have had a quarter for each trip I made to the bathroom in the past week.  I'd be loaded!!  But, at least we're done with diapers for a few months.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Sofia!


Steve & Shauna Flammer said...

now that is one on one attention!

Meredith said...

Way to go Brittney!