Thursday, October 6, 2011

Potty Success!

Today was a monumental day in the Richard home.  If you have been following this blog, you have probably read about my difficulties with getting S to go #2 in the potty.  Last week, I got so fed up with cleaning undies that I decided to make a choice.  I decided for the SECOND time to put him back in diapers.  I know that many will see that as the wrong decision, but I saw it this way: he was pooping in his pants just like he was pooping in his diapers - he wasn't motivated to make a change either way.  I was the only person suffering, and I had tried everything that anyone told me.  Nothing was working, so I concluded that he must just not be ready.

Earlier today, he said his tummy ached a little.  (After doing a little research, I think he may have a slight food allergy, but that's another story.)  I told him that his tummy ache might mean that he needed to potty.  Shortly after that, I did change a #2 diaper.  Then at nap time, I had put them down for about 5 or 10 minutes when S said that he needed to go #2.  I rushed to check his diaper, and it was clean.  So, we hurried to the potty.  Lo and behold, he actually did #2 in the potty for the very first time!

He did it all on his own.  We hadn't even mentioned it since last week, although he has continued to pee in the potty.  Kyle was home on his lunch break, and we called both of the grandmothers. Sounds crazy, but we were thrilled.  This is a major milestone, especially since last week I thought we were gonna have to wait another 3-6 months to try again.  Of course, I know he may still have accidents, but he has at least figured it out.  He is back in his big boy underwear.

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