Monday, March 02, 2009

movin' on up

Tomorrow Today is going to be a big day around these parts. We're officially starting the potty training process! I've been hemming & hawing over this for some time now, but I think we'd better just take the plunge. Jonathan shows some signs of being ready. In fact, he's already pee pee'd on the potty once and actually pooped on the potty on 2/21! (I can't believe I didn't blog that!) It's mostly just me being scared to take the first step. I'm a person who needs a definitive way to do things that brings a certain result. If you do this, this & this you get this result. Potty training is so not like that & it freaks me out. So, after much consideration, discussion and advice from friends & family we've decided to move to the next step. We now have two potty chairs, one that will stay in the bathroom and one that will move about the house as necessary. As for a reward, that was easy; the kid loves M&M's.

Right now the plan is as follows:
* be naked as much as possible (him, not me, LOL) in the hopes that he'll become more aware of when he needs to go
* load the kid up on fluids
* set the timer for every 20 minutes & try to potty each time
* if he goes... go crazy celebrating & give him reward
* pee pee = 1 m&m
* poop = 2 m&m's

We'll go with this plan for several days/week and see how it's going, then evaluate to see if anything needs to be changed. Your prayers/good thoughts would be greatly appreciated... and any advice you have would be great too!

I love watching Jonathan build friendships. Friday we had a play date with his friend Nate & Nate's mommy, Mae. The boys play really well together & I love chatting with Mae; we always have a great time. This week I brought my camera to snap some pics of them in action. If only I'd had a video camera available while they were punching this whatever-you-call-it. They giggled non-stop; it was too funny.

So, Saturday I bit the bullet & went to Weight Watchers. I was very pleasantly surprised with the results. In the past when I've been away for any period of time I've put on about 2 pounds a week. Ack! Well, I hadn't been in three weeks, but had only gained 2.6! I consider that a victory for sure. I'm still trying to work through my issues, but I'm just going to take it one day at a time.

Well, it's now nearly 1 am and I'd better get to bed. It's going to be a busy day!
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Beyond Blessed in GA said...

I'm going to be doing the same thing!! Potty training here too! I'll be thinking about you as I clean up mess after mess, If I recall correctly, thats the way the first day goes.... sigh. I'm actually not starting til next Tuesday, b/c I cant stay home non-stop til then.

Good luck, I hope it all goes well for you!!

miriam said...

How fun....We were going to start today as well, but Stacy is in the process of retiling one of our bathrooms. I didn't think that it would be good to use one of the bathrooms that rarely even gets looked at as a training potty, therefore we're planning on next Monday instead. I'll keep y'all in my prayers during these next few days :) Good lock!

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