Okay… Can I just take a moment out here to say how proud I’ve been feeling over the past two days?!? Seriously… the feeling is overwhelming.
We introduced potty training to our (almost) 3 year old daughter (again) yesterday. We had tried previously on several occasions and it just was never the right time. Nothing says right now is either. However with the progress we’ve made over the past day and a half, I have high hopes that this will be it.
Cadence is doing so well. This whole potty training business is going much easier than I anticipated. I’m sure if helps that Momma is not feeling as a frazzled and Cadence is feeling fairly confident.
Yesterday we headed straight for underwear, only breaking out diapers during sleepy time. Cadence had one accident… in my closet… but it’s all good. I think she needs to experience accidents in order to learn from them. To learn that it’s a feeling she doesn’t like. It seems to have worked because now she’s telling me whenever she needs to use the potty. So far today we haven’t encountered any accidents… I’ve also learned that she prefers going in the privacy of the bathroom. Bonus!
The only thing we need to work on is getting her over the hump of having that constant urge and feeling that she needs to go. “Mommy, I need to go potty”. 15 minutes later. “Mommy, I all done.” Empty toilet. Repeat. I’m sure over the next few days she’ll get a better idea of how to listen to her body and start understanding when she really needs to use the potty.
For now, I’m just elated by the progress. When did my baby get to be such a big girl?!? Wow. It amazes me.
Proud Momma, out.