Thursday, January 26, 2012

Random thoughts...

-I’m concerned that we have gone WAAAAAYYYY backwards in the potty training arena.  Trying to be patient, but still concerned. 

-I am irrationally excited for Nikon School in March. 

-Am I the only person in the universe that hates minky dot fabric?

-My D5100 arrived yesterday.  My D40 leaves tonight.  Happy/sad. 

-Kayla has had more diaper rash lately than in her entire life.  Another reason I’m dying to ditch the diapers. 

-Shaun’s birthday is coming up.  Present purchased; do I need to plan something else?

-Valentine’s day is only a week after that.  Should I be thinking about dinner out? 

-I need to take that jar of coins over to be counted. 

-There is a run in my last pair of “good” pantyhose.  So much for wanting to dress like a girl again. 

-Dying for warm weather already… with an awful lot of winter to go. 

-Need to add some stuff to the recipe blog. It is sad and lonely. 

-Need to do a 30 day challenge for this blog so I update more often. 

-Need to find another 30 day challenge for the photo blog – love how that made me pick up my camera daily. 

-I can’t wait to re-enroll in classes.  I need to get on that train and finish up. 


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

3 Day Potty Training (In 2 1/2 days) Part 3

Not feeling so confident today.  2 accidents before 10 am - it seems like we're going backwards.  Not sure if we should even send her to school in underwear tomorrow; not sure if I can handle the fallout of trying to get her back into diapers. 

Good grief. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

3 Day Potty Training (in 2 1/2 days) part 2

7:00 am: Wake up later than usual, pull up is damp.  Go potty, switch to underwear and go downstairs.
8:00 am: Have eaten breakfast, done puzzles and gone potty twice.  High and dry. 
9:25 am: Go potty, wash hands, have snack.  Still so far so good. 
11:25 am: Still no accidents.  Pepere and Grammy Sue come for a visit and we have 2 more potty trips and some good distracted time. 
1:45 pm:  I get out of the shower and come downstairs to an accident shortly after.  Oops.  Almost 7 hours without though - super proud!
3:00 pm: Manage a quick potty break and a walk up to Turkey Hill without incident.  Starting to feel confident again. 

Here's where the timeline gets hazy... I got caught up with making dinner, we had one more wetting accident, and no sooner did I get her changed from that then she pooped again (not in the potty).  Feeling a little less confident now than I was at say... noon today.  We'll see how Sunday goes.  She will NOT be happy if I try to go back to diapers for school on Monday, but I really don't want to have to leave work to drop off spare clothing on Monday afternoon.  *le sigh*

Friday, January 6, 2012

3 Day Potty Training (in 2 1/2 days) part 1

Earlier this week, I decided it was probably a good time to start with underwear training for Kayla.  I've read a bit about the 3 day method, where you switch to underwear and hopefully don't look back after 3 days.  Accidents are expected, and it's about getting the little one to pay attention to their bodies and know when they have to go. 

All week I've been telling Kayla that this afternoon we would put her in her big girl underwear and it was her job to keep it dry.  We went to target and picked out some new underwear and a second potty to have downstairs.  She seemed pretty excited about it all. 

So today when I got home from the store, she sat on the potty and then changed into big girl underwear!  We sat down to watch a movie, and after a while, I suggested we go sit on the potty - which she did, and she went!  Success!

A little later I was on the phone trying to get an appointment to have Shaun's car serviced, she came over and I didn't realize she was trying to tell me she had to go... so we had our first accident about 2 hours in. That's what I get for allowing myself to get distracted. 

1:30: Failed nap attempt.  Get Kayla up and put her on her potty then in her big girl underwear.  
2:15: Use potty, celebrate with praise and a peanut butter cup. 
3:30: First accident.  Quick change, gentle reminders to stay dry and lots more hugs. 
4:15: Second accident.  Quick change, another reminder.  Note to self - keep checking every 30-45 minutes, no more!
7:00: Four more successful potty trips and zero more accidents.  Having snack and feeling good!
7:15: As she's playing at her kitchen, I hear "uh oh mommy!  Poop in my panties!"  Off we go to the potty, where we manage to get 75% of the offending load.  Then it's off to the tub and I feel like a real jakcass for feeling so smug just a few minutes before. 
8:15:  With Kayla bathed, the toys picked up, snack finished and one more pee in the potty, she is tucked into bed with a pull-up on. 

Not a bad time all in all - I actually anticipated much, much worse.  I'm going to try to track tomorrow's progress - hopefully a little more closely since Shaun should be home with me most of the day, unlike today.