I wonder who you get your sweet tooth from….I’ll give you a hint, not me
Today was a huge improvement in that you started communicating to me a lot more when you needed to use the potty! PTL! That’s not to say we didn’t have our fair share of accidents …I think we still had around 5 or so Who’s counting though, right? Day 3 is supposed to be the end of our 3 day potty training “bootcamp” according to the e-book I read, but I think it’ll still be a few more days till your accident free..hopefully? Anyway, mommy is super proud of you bud!
In other news, here’s a video of our little family getting our Christmas tree shortly after we got back from our Thanksgiving travels! You loved to help decorate the tree…and you still do even though we’ve been done decorating for awhile. I know, it’s hard not to touch the ornaments…they’re so shiny and sparkly! Anyway, enjoy love bug!
I must say, day 2 of potty training went a lot smoother than day 1. Thank God! The only time you communicated to me that you needed to go was when you needed to poo. Same as yesterday! A proud mommy moment. It’s not quite the same story with wee-wees. I take you in every 40 min or so as preventative measures. Today’s stats: 10 successes and 3 accidents – an improvement foshizzle! We even stepped “outside” aka..our front porch diaper-less – I know, we be crazy. You really wanted to do bubbles and rake leaves…in the freezing cold!
What a day it has been. Where do I begin??? Well, I should start out by saying I am SO proud of you for being so willing to attempt the potty. The e-book I read suggested to keep you naked below on Day 1 of potty training so that I can see accidents faster and easier. It was a bit cold today so I cranked up the heater and you were running free like a wild-child. I started out the day as a bright optimist thinking that today is going to be great! By 9:30am, you had successfully gone wee-wee twice in the potty with no accidents and I couldn’t be happier. But oh how quickly the tables turned. From 10am – 10:08am (in the span of 8 minutes, mind you), you had 3 accidents on the floor aka “uh-oh’s.” Oh-me-oh-my…I felt like you were peeing left and right, and to add to the chaos Mighty (our dog) was also peeing left and right. It was just cray-cray. Madness ensued for the remainder of the day, with moments of hope followed quickly by moments of despair.
I must add, your poo-poo was a GREAT success! …or should I say “big” success? sorry if this picture is TMI.
Well, tomorrow is a new day my little tot. Hopefully it’s only upwards from here! I’ll end this letter on a positive note – toddler briefs are just TOO CUTE!!! (I eventually ditched the naked below idea – it doesn’t seem sanitary!) I bought you a superhero, cars, and a ninja turtle set. You go through these undies like candy – no joke. I try to praise you each time your undies are dry so you can learn that wet undies are “ew.” We’ll get there!
Hey little, not so little, guy!
Guess what?? I’m thinking about starting you on potty training. Dun dun dun!!!!!! While we were in socal for Thanksgiving, your grandma was getting on my case about getting you potty trained asap because she thinks you’re ready. I guess there’s only one way to find out! My neighbor sent me an e-book about a 3 day “bootcamp” potty training guide. It sounds pretty intense. I probably won’t follow it to a T, but I got some good pointers. Zachy boy – you will soon turn another page on to becoming a big boy! (tear) Will keep you posted!
Here’s to many accidents to come!
Your latest mode of transportation is jumping from point A to point B. All day err’day jumping. It’s pretty hilarious! Anyway, it made me think how funny it’d be to make a video of you doing hardcore parkour like Andy Bernard does from The Office. One day, you’ll get my humor. Hope you like it!
Zachary at 21 months. Photos taken by a good friend at Ardenwood Historic Farms.
Here’s a video I made for fun capturing your words at 21 months. I should have done this kind of stuff earlier, but I recently learned how to edit videos using iMovie on my computer! You’re getting too big Zachy. Here’s the video I made to help me freeze time.