Saturday, August 7, 2010

Potty Training Update

I haven't given much of an update on here since I announced our beginning of potty training Andrew a couple of weeks back. So I thought I'd fill in how he is doing up until now.

We went backwards the weekend after we started. We spent so much time stopping to try and get him to go potty on the way to my grandparent's house in Louisiana, it took us way too long to get there, plus most of the time, he would just sit on the potty and nothing would happen. He only went once. I decided to just use diapers the rest of the weekend so we could visit with the family better. I still asked him about going, but didn't push it too much and on the way home, we didn't even bother with it.

I started fresh this past Monday on the training. Diapers are no longer a part of the Koenning household wardrobe! Hooray! Andrew did super! He acted like we had been doing it all weekend. He peed like a pro in the potty, but still pooped on the floor! Yuck! This didn't disgust me as much though since I went through this same thing with Lillian. I think it took her a month to finally go #2 in the potty. She refused.

Tuesday, I decided to try him with wearing underpants since he was doing so well just going naked-bottomed. He did pretty good. His major problem was that he would always pee a splash on his undies and then realize it and then tell me he needed to go potty and then would go. I need to get better about taking him in a certain time frame of drinking liquids.

Wednesday, I braved taking him to the gym. I was so proud that he didn't pee in his pants there as well as Friday or Saturday there. He came home and went pee-pee then. I'm still wondering about longer trips how he'll do, but we are making some great baby steps to being there. I know kids still have accidents sometimes.

Tonight was the biggest feat of all. I was cleaning up dinner when he came and said "I poop." This made me nervous since he had also pooped on the floor yesterday. I said, "on the potty?" And he said "Yeah!" I was shocked since it hadn't happened before and I figured I would have to catch him going and get him to sit to make it happen, but no! It happened all on his own. We celebrated and went and had frozen yogurt.

Then when we got back, I was putting the kids in the tub and the water was going and he said, "I pee pee." I scooped him out and put him on my toilet in the bathroom and he went there! His first time on the big toilet! 2 big steps in one night! After bath he also went #2 two more times on his little potty!

Yay for Andrew! That is our update for now. I'm very proud of his success. My main goal now is to get him to wear his undies more and tell me when he needs to go. I'm also pleased he'll be ready to potty at preschool next month! Now to pack up my last pack of diapers and put them away until our next baby's a size 5! :)


Katy Cade said...

I'm so proud! Sorry I lost service earlier when I was talking to Andrew! We were headed out to check the cows and then it was too late to call when we got back! So proud of him!!!

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome. Way to go Andrew! I can't believe what a big boy he is! :)

Corbett Family said...

That's great!!! I have been potty training my 3 1/2 year-old, Joey, for almost five months and he has only pooped in the potty 3 times (2 of them were in the past two weeks since we got home from vacation and really started working on it again). My other two boys were much easier, so this has been frustrating! I'm glad Andrew is doing so well for you!!!