I've been trying to find my motivation for awhile now. I kept thinking I'd just wait until summer (that sounded like a good time ;-) but then recently I started thinking about how this summer our schedule will be so crazy---lots of road trips, we'll want to be at the pool, etc. and all that would not be good to do while in the early stages of potty training. So then I decided I really needed to try now--and my goal is to have her reliable by summer time, so that we don't deal with lots of regression during all of our vacations and such when our schedule is messed up and we are away from home a lot.
Let it be said, I HATE potty training. Ugh.
So anyways, last night we had a little pre-party for the potty haha. We gathered all of her new underwear (am I weird in that I don't want to pass down underwear from Raya to Brielle? Something about "used" underwear grosses me out. I wouldn't want to wear Lee's underwear, so I can't bring myself to put Raya's on Brielle lol)....so after we gathered all our new underwear Brielle posed with it :-P
|A Dora panty hat!|
Well for about the first two hours I was filling her full of fluids but she never peed! The girl has quite the bladder. But then she had a couple accidents, which was good because I wanted her to feel that it was gross, and therefore motivate her to pee in the potty.
Overall the day was a success in my book, for her first try. She had about a 50% success rate (some times she would tell us she had to go, but she couldn't really go...and some times she would tell us she had to go right *after* she went in her pants)...but there were also times she told us she had to go and then actually went! So I was proud of her.
She did start to act annoyed with us by late afternoon---she started telling us "no" when we wanted her to try going potty. I think she was just tired of us interrupting her play all day!! But then I put a pull-up on her to go to Dairy Queen for supper and she lasted the entire trip dry and then peed in the potty when we got home, so that was exciting.
I had told myself that if today was horrible I'd just call it quits and wait until next month...but today was good enough that we're going to keep going. Fingers crossed!
And somebody thinks she's pretty hot stuff in her big girl underwear ;-)