Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Potty Training Fun

Well today was Sophia's first "official" no diaper day.  Last night before she went to bed I told her that today when she woke up all her diapers would be gone.  I showed her where they were and told her that when she came back tomorrow they would be gone.  I told her that it was time for her to use the potty like a big girl.  So I told her lets go brush your teeth and go to bed so that you can be a big girl tomorrow.  I was putting the toothpaste on her toothbrush and when I turned around she had taken her diaper off, climbed onto the potty; and was going potty all by herself!!!  PRAISE THE LORD!!!  I chuckled to myself and prayed "Lord, let this mean that tomorrow will be a breeze".

When we woke up this morning I took her to the potty and she was very excited.  I showed her that all of her diapers were gone and that the only thing left were big girl panties. 

We started off the day bare bottomed.  I had read an article that said that this approach would guarantee that she would be potty trained in 3 days.  Hey, sounded good to me.  She made it all the way to nap time that way.  She would say I'm going potty and take off running to the potty where she WOULD ACTUALLY POTTY ON THE POTTY!!!  No kiddin'!!   Needless to say I was very excited.  After her nap I decided to put on her panties and see how that went.  She decided she did not WANT to were her panties.  :o) 

After a little coaxing she decided to were her special Cinderella panties. 

We ended the day with only one accident in which really, it was my fault for not paying attention; and one happy mommy.  Tomorrow may be another story; but for right now we are doing great.

A little side note:  My baby girl Maya Lyn was very interested in the potty today as well.  Sophia would take off running to the potty, mommy would follow to help; and then here comes Maya Lyn.  Didn't matter what she was doing she had to come and sit down in front of her sister while she went potty.  If I had thought about it I would have posted a picture.  I think I spent most of my time cleaning up Maya from playing in the potty instead of Sophia from having accidents.

Awww  well, such is life.  Just another story to write down in my journal for my girls to read later. 


  1. That's great for the first day!! Wish I was there to see her being a big girl. Keep up the good work sis!

  2. That is a neat way to do it - going to bed and waking up a big girl! Another milestone! You are doing great at your blog. It looks very neat. I love your background and your music!