Friday, February 20, 2009

Potty Training

Yesterday, Noah wore big boy underwear for the first time. He was so excited about them! It seems he doesn't give a lick if he sits in pee in his diaper, but peeing in his underwear is a tad more uncomfortable. We had 5 accidents yesterday and no pee-pee in the potty. A bit discouraging, but not unexpected. Today, he must have caught himself, because he peed a little bit, and then finished in the POTTY! I'm pretty sure you could hear the celebration throughout the whole neighborhood! Um, we had upped the ante for him and told him that if he peed in the potty, he would get a train...Dave had bought one and stuck it on top of the tv for motivation. So, he is happily carrying around Arthur, his new train. Did I mention the potty chair is sitting in our living room? Yeah, but it works for the moment. For future potty's we get a sticker, which is kind of a let down, I know after a train, but we really wanted to drive home the initial concept.

He is currently sitting on the potty and watching Dora. Whatever works. He is beginning to get it and THAT is very exciting for Dave and I. Go Noah!

He has been sitting on the potty A LOT this morning and before the first "hurray!", I layed my hand and prayed over Him. God cares for all our needs, even the ones about potty's. Obviously, because less than 15 minutes later, he was successful. Thank you God for knowing that we needed a success.

12:10- He peed in the potty again!


mjvan said...

Congratulations! I think I may start trying with Kinley here soon. I think I'll sit him on the potty 4 or 5 times a day at the same time and see if we can get anything accomplished. :)

Christy said...

Yay Noah!!! Keep at it Kim. You sound like you're doing everything you can. Just give him LOTS of encouragement...he'll pick it up before you know it!

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Smileyface said...

No success yet in the Strough Household....I do believe 1 stubborn strough + 1 stubborn steidinger is going to make VERY stubborn monkies....*sigh* happy for you but discouraging for me....i'm hoping one day it will click!