Monday, July 02, 2007

Since we're on the subject...

I thought I might as well tell you that Emma is starting to NOT pee in her pants. Well, she is still peeing, but in the last 3 days, she has peed and gone #2 in her potty two times each!

The funny thing is that I wasn't planning on starting the whole potty training thing until after the baby was born, but Miss Emma had been showing signs of being ready. After talking to my mom I decided it wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

So on Saturday morning, we tried and she did it! She got a sticker and we made a really big deal about it. Yesterday morning, she peed, but we had to go to church, so I didn't push #2. But this morning, she did #2 again. We'll see what the rest of the week brings...

I'm not going to push it because at 22 months, she is still fairly young, but if she's acting ready, I also don't want to miss my window. We've had the potty out for her to "play" on for a while so we could have some discussion about the whole concept, and lately, she really seemed to understand more than before. Plus, her wet diapers have been spreading out, she has scheduled bowel movements, and she wants me to change her as soon as she goes #2. I don't think the pee bothers her at all since her diapers are so absorbent and I change her pretty often, so that may be our hurdle. Still, I figure one thing at a time. None of this was planned, so I'm not going to freak out about it or make it a big deal.

But...

How awesome would it be if I only had one diaper to change instead of two?!!!! I know they often revert after a new baby, which is why I was going to wait. But, I might as well try now that she seems open to it. I have to admit part of me is sad that this might really be happening. She's growing up so quickly -- but I know this is just the beginning of many stages that will make me miss those early days. Let's not even mention the fact that her birthday is almost a month away!

Both Jeff and I are really in shock at how fast it has all gone by. It's so bitter sweet how proud you are of them, yet want so badly to make it all stop. It's like when I peek in Emma's room and she "reading" her book to herself, pointing out pictures and naming them. I get these overwhelming feelings of pride and sadness. I want her do it by herself (especially so I can get a few things done), but part of me wants to run in there and read her the book myself. I can see how parents can smother their kids. It's just so tempting!

But I know there are times when I need to step back and let life happen. Even if it means letting my baby grow into a little person. There's always eternity!

9 comments:

Jen said...

If she's ready, go for it! Caroline trained at 23 months, pretty much on her own. My other 2, not so easy! Greta is 30 months and has not a clue.

It is sad to see them leave the baby phase. I keep trying to remember that as I get kicked the ribs for one last week!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh wow, how sweet. And I can't believe how soon you'll have another little one here!!

Steph

one hot momma said...

You never know Lisa, Colin was just a bit over two when he came downstairs and announced that he didn't want diapers anymore, he was a big boy...that was it! That strong willed little bugger never once went back on his decision! He never had an accident, NEVER! I thought I was the best mom EVER! I was so great at this mom thing that I could teach those experienced moms a thing or two! Then came Owen! He's 8 and still has pooping issues! Well, I sure taught those moms a thing or two didn't I!??! Good Luck! I hope she uses that little stubborn streak and makes up her mind to do this! Just remember, you just NEVER know!

Mama C-ta said...

Go Emma! You're such a big girl but you'll always be sweet baby Emma to us. And you're so thoughtful, making it so much easier on your Mommy not having to change 2 dipes!

That's so funny - I have a big post in my head on the same thing. Cricket only used a diaper today during nap but I have been waiting to write about it b/c I always seem to jinx it. He pees standing up at the big potty w/a stool and poops on the little potty. He even did it while we were away which I didn't expect out of his comfort zone.

Mommy Brain said...

If they want to potty train go for it!! My little big guy is 33 months old and too busy to bother... Go Emma Go!

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO EMMA!!!!!

kkoois said...

that's great! hopefully she will be fully done with diapers (and no regressing) by the time the new one arrives.

Glass Half Full said...

Awesome!! I sure hope Mark gives me an easy time.

Jennie said...

Cool! Good luck with the potty training. Rose was all interested at 18 months and would sign to let me know when she wanted to go - then she quit altogther. I gave up too, but Daddy started her up again on July 4th when he was home.

So now she wears cotton underwear at home and we have a timer set to go off, to remind her to go every so often. She does have accidents, but is doing pretty well. Yesterday I was out at a store with her and she was wearing a diaper - I haven't bothered taking her to the potty when we're out. But she saw a bathroom, said "potty" and said "yes" when I asked her if she wanted to go. To my surprise, her diaper was dry and she went in the big toilet with me holding her - so that was super cool. I probably just jinxed myself now - like mama c-ta said. :P