Friday, May 21, 2010

Potty Training

So last week I decided that I wasn't going to buy any more diapers. So Tuesday we had just enough to get through the day. So through out the day as we were changing diapers we were counting down and I would tell Oliver how many diapers we had left and that tomorrow he was going to use the big boy potty! We dabbled in potty training a little (took a very passive approach just to get him more interested in it) before I got pregnant but since I've been feeling so yucky it got put on the back burner! But since Wednesday morning we've been in full potty training mode!

Wednesday we had about a 50/50 success to failure rate. Yesterday we had 2 successes and a lot of failures. Today is about like yesterday. I'm learning that Oliver is trying to be in control of the situation. He's very interested in his big boy underwear which is good! We had one HUGE breakthrough yesterday evening. I finally decided to bring his little potty chair out of the bathroom. We have a loft upstairs where all of Oliver's toys are and where we do most of our hanging out and t.v. watching. So I just set the potty seat out there. When I brought it out he sat down on the potty and watched t.v. for quite a while. He didn't got to the bathroom at that point but about 15 minutes after he had gotten up he ran back to the potty and sat down. I didn't say anything just observed. After a couple of minutes he stood up and looked inside and had gone #1 and #2! It was a very proud moment since he didn't have to be told to sit down and just did it on his own! We're having him go underwearless while we're upstairs too because yesterday after an accident we left him naked and about an hour later he begged me for some underwear... within 30 seconds of having them put on he had peed in them. So we're going comando! :)

We've definitely got our work cut out for us. But we're on the right track! Last night Berto went to put a pull up on him before bed (not ready to go without anything yet for sure) Oliver had a HUGE fit because he wanted to wear big boy underwear to bed... Berto compromised and Oliver got to wear his big boy undies on top of his pull up. Whatever works I guess! :)

1 comment:

Derek & Kelli said...

Too funny Elizabeth! How's he doing now?