So today marked Day 1 of potty training and I went ALL IN. I was scared, stressed, and highly anticipating something far different than we have come across. We had a little big of pee, a little bit of poop, and a little bit of fun! Little Miss pranced around in her big girl undies, crown, purse & all! We have a potty princess on our hands!
If you follow me on Facebook, you saw the picture I posted after taking Little Miss shopping for her new big girl undies! She loved picking out the princesses and we were bot eager to get started!
First, I’ll start by saying. I suck at potty training. Like, literally… LC wasn’t potty trained until after he was 3. We tried at a younger age like Lavery is at now, but it just wasn’t happening an we waited. Once we did go into it after 3, it only took two days and I was good with that! I totally thought, even though Lavery is so young I would seriously put her in big girl undies and she would magically be potty trained. Boy was I wrong….
We started out the day in her big girl undies and within 10 seconds of putting those on, I was mopping up the floor (Thank goodness for hardwood floors throughout my ENTIRE downstairs!) A little while later after saying ”Tell mommy if you have to go potty” about 1,000 times… still on the floor. Poop in her pants, pee on the floor. It just wasn’t happening. But, I am so determined to be done with diapers I didn’t get discouraged and I kept with it. After sitting her on the potty with nothing before her nap, I put her down to sleep. When she woke, she was dry! This is a good sign!
I put her right on the potty and guess what!? I stepped out of the bathroom for a second to hear her saying “Yucky! Yucky!” to go in and SHE’S PEEING! Yes, yes, yes!! I cheered so loud, I jumped up and down, we fived! She was proud, I was proud, it was a peeing party.. IN THE POTTY!!! YES!!
This is her proud little face right after.. I was proud, she was proud, we were all proud! Mommy, daddy, and big brother all praised her and praised her over and over, everyone was excited!
This has GOT to be a sign that I’m not wasting my time right? Potty training at 22 months has to have the opportunity to be successful and we are on that path, right!? Give me your words of encouragement, because I’m SO EXCITED and seriously hope this is the beginning of lots of pee pee and poo poo on the potty in our house!!!!
Stay tuned for more updates and see how the rest of our process goes! Maybe I’ll be able to call myself a potty training pro and give you all tips!? I can hope, right?