Friday, March 19, 2010

Channeling my Inner Micah

I have been trying to 'do as Micah does' today (my sister-in-law). She is my example in all things potty training. I have been scared and nervous about doing this again. Tyler wasn't so bad. It took one day (a long hard day) and he was trained. He had no accidents after that day and only wet the bed once. Jacob is an entirely different boy, however, and I have been hesitant to do this because he is so stubborn and won't do things unless it is his idea and he has great motivations to do it. Tyler is very obedient and likes to please me. I tried training Jacob for a day 6 months ago, but it was painfully obvious that he wasn't ready. He would pee his pants and not even care, or not even realize he had to go in the first place. I loved Micah's post on potty training and I keep telling myself "I am just teaching him a new skill, something I do everyday. It isn't something to get upset over if it doesn't go exactly as planned."
We have only been doing this for about 3 hours so far and he hasn't had an accident yet. (Knock on wood). He has yet to poop in the potty. He is self initiating though and has peed in the potty about 20 times so far. ( he squeezes it out so he can get some chocolate.) Cross your fingers for me that the rest of the day goes as unexpectedly smooth as the morning has.

7 comments:

Heidi said...

Good Luck...I didn't have any success until Martin told us " Once we are out of diapers than I were pull ups and once we are out of pull ups than I wear big boy underwear and than I pee and poop in the potty.

I pray it is easier for you..

Jane said...

I'm very glad I am past the potty training part of my life. Good luck...you can use me in some way to be a reward for good behavior if you want to (either calls, or an icecream cone, whatever).

Grandpa and Grandma B said...

Being here with Micah we have had a good laugh and wish you the best. Chocolate works miracles at all ages.

Nessa said...

Good Luck! Toilet training scares me with each one!

TStevens said...
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TStevens said...

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Michelle said...

Good luck. Bronson is getting really close I think, mostly I'm just not brave enough yet. Changing diapers is way easier than cleaning up a lot of messes. He will get it, hang in there.