Monday, September 6, 2010

Adventures in Potty Training


Adah has been growing leaps and bounds in the last few months. I am amazed even looking at her birthday pictures at how much she has changed. She is such a little talker these days.
A few months ago, I weaned Adah. It was difficult, but I knew it needed to be done; for a few reasons. She was waking up sometimes up to 4 times a night to nurse. It got to be that night time was the only time I was nursing her. She had really never slept through the night. Then the week of my grandpa's funeral I really had no choice but to wean her. I was not getting much sleep at all, and the added pressure of nursing was just too much.

So it happened in about a week. It was more traumatic on me physically, than her. But within a week she was sleeping 12+ hour stretches at night. It was the most amazing feeling to sleep at night long with out having to go nurse the baby. One night she slept from 8:15pm to 9:45am!!! It was glorious! There have been a few nights (when she has been teething) that she has woken up, but all she wants is to be held for a few minutes, but as little as she likes to be held, I don't mind one bit.

Another thing Adah has been doing is displaying signs of being ready to be potty trained. I know your thinking she is too young, I have felt the same way, but it is obvious sings she is ready. She has been taking off her diaper, so I got her pull-up (they are soooo big on her) and have had her in only the pull-ups during the day. She has been telling me "potty," before she goes in her diaper. She even told me she needed to go "poo poo," then she went in the potty.

When I first got out her princess potty that I had gotten as a gift for my baby shower, she was so excited! I got it out the night before, and when she woke up the next morning she saw it and thought it was a new toy. I took off her diaper and had her sit on the potty naked, and I turned on the water in the bathroom to get her going. Well, she started going and as soon as the liquid it the potty bowl, the little song came on, and Adah got so scared, she ran off mid stream. TMI, I'm sorry.

I am taking the whole process really slow, but she is doing so well, we will just keep it up until she is completely potty trained.

2 comments:

Frau Guten Tag said...

Thats so awesome!!

Hazeleyessue said...

http://hazeleyessue.blogspot.com/2010/02/adventures-in-potty-training.html

Hey Alyssa! Above is a link to a post I did on my blog earlier this year titled the same...lol. If Adah is showing signs, she probably is ready. Jackson was showing signs around 19 months. I had my second child a month later and didn't really have the time to train him at that point. It got to the point where he was holding his urine and going all at once, resulting in a major huge pee blowout in the diaper. That meant it was time. He was potty trained by 26 months. I know that seems early for a boy, but, like I said, he was very interested in doing it. I just put him in underwear and never went back. He wore diapers during naps and nighttime for about a month, but they were always empty, so I put him into underwear during sleep as well. I pray for patience for you! It takes a lot of that! :)
~Melissa L.