Saturday, February 4, 2012

We interrupt our normal programming...... share some very exciting news!!!

NOPE, NOT expecting (just to put that out there).

This past Monday Avery and I started the beginning of potty training.  It was getting to be that time, time to be a real big girl, and graduate to princess underpants, and ditch the diapers!

We had tried it out here and there.  Letting her sit on the potty chair, and even had a few accidental successes.  But nothing long lasting.  I decided to give it a rest for a while.  The whole concept seemed to frustrate both Avery and I.  I knew in the back of my mind that she could handle it, only going through a few diapers a day, but it just didn't seem to be the "right" time.  So with the holidays approaching and a little brother's birthday I thought that would be enough excitement for now, and we would pick it up again later.

Well later was this past Monday.  So I took a deep breath and got to work.... 

That day we first started in the afternoon, after talking to a seasoned expert Mom (I call her a guru), I had the pep talk I needed to start what I was really dreading.  Avery had said things to me in the past like, "I'm gonna poop in this diaper!"  Ugh, just what you want to hear, right?!  So I was wondering if her bullheadedness would be stronger then mine.  To my surprise, that night we had a successful tinkle, and poopy!  **Whoa, maybe this wont be as hard as I thought** NOT!  We also had one accident that night but I was just happy to have a relativity positive start.

Then the next few days were not as encouraging.  Lots of messes, lots of underpants changes, and lots, lots, LOTS of time in the bathroom.  Oye, it was not fun, at all!!  I was frustrated to say the least.  I wanted to build her up, but also be firm in that diapers are not an option anymore.  So the laundry was being done more, and the spray bottle of cleaner was kept handy....

But today there was something different....  

Avery went into the bathroom, and sat on the toilet by herself.  That's odd, I thought... I had to coax her into sitting practically every time....  Nothing happened and we tried again later.  

Also today Nana came and just the girls took a little trip to a small shop in Brownsville that is having a brat sale.  Avery had her big girl underpants on but a pull up over, just in case.  We were gone for a little under 2 hours, and when we came back she was dry!!  Awesome!!!

So we tried again, and again, and again, and finally success!!!!  Yesterday we had no success... so that was great.  Here is the really exciting part....

After just finishing number "2" she came to me and said, "Mommy, I have to go poopy."  Well okay, you just went but whatever, I don't want to stop you from trying. 

And with only sitting for a few seconds she said, "I did it!"

And sure enough, tinkle in the potty!!!!  Yey Avery!!  

(She basically calls it all "poopy" but that's just a technicality)

There was jumping, shouting, and dancing around, we were all so happy!  Avery got her marshmallow treat and a sticker on her potty poster.

And that brings us to 10!  3 stickers were from our past attempts, and the rest from this week.  So after 10 stickers we get to bake cookies together.  With that said, I do have a 52 week challenge post to do, but I get to go bake cookies with my little girl instead, I'm one proud Mama!


  1. Oh Avery!!! Nana is so very proud of you and your mommy for hanging in there! What a great day in the Z household. ;)

  2. Great work Avery!! (And mommy too! We know who the real"power behind 'the throne'" is!)

  3. Yay Avery! And way to go, Kathleen!! :) How exciting!!


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