Saturday, July 11, 2009

How's Potty Training Going?

GREAT! Just absolutely, positively GREAT!

We struggled for a little while (who doesn't right?). She would hold it for hours asking us to put a diaper on her so she could go. But we tried to stay strong and kept telling her to go on the potty. That was just last week (or the week before? I can't remember).

This past week Brandy put her down for her nap. Well during her time in bed, Brandy said that she stared grunting and making all kinds of noises (more so than usual). So she went up to check on her. As soon as she walked into Harlie's room, Harlie signed "potty" and when Brandy put her on the potty - she went! WOW! I was wondering how we were going to tackle the fact that she can't tell us potty while she's in bed. I guess she'll let us know somehow.

Anyway, she has stayed dry ALL DAY today. I put big girl underwear on her (it's size 2T-3T - the smallest I could find and they're still a bit baggy on her) at 8am today and it is now 1:30pm and she's gone on the potty all day!!!

We were a bit concerned about her going "big" potty, if you know what I mean. She had her bum repair right after her first birthday and her surgeon told us that he didn't know if that repair would totally do the trick. Background: her anus was located too close to her girly parts - and the muscle wasn't around it like it was supposed to be. He said that she might have to have another surgery in a few years. To be honest, we were supposed to go back for a follow-up (like a year go) but haven't because...well, we've been a little busy, and I haven't really noticed any problems. So, if she can continue to make it to the potty okay (like she did today - woohoo!), I guess she's fine!

I am just so thrilled! I had no idea she could be potty trained by now. I just had to share our good news.



Lindsay said...

That is HUGE news! Congratulations! That is one of the smoothest potty training stories ever! Will you hire out your services when P is ready?

Beverley said...

Fantastic news!

We accomplished potty training this 4 yo!

Ang B said...

Great great news Christy!

Rene said...

Wow! I'm impressed! Potty trained in a week. My three oldest never potty trained until 3 and 4 years old, and even then, it took over a year to keep them dry. Great job, Harlie!

ps. what about a bell or something for her to ring when she has to go when she is in bed?

Susan said...

That's great! That Harlie is amazing!

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