Friday, September 28, 2012

Christian and the Water Dispenser

It is always exciting when Christian figures out he can do something by himself.

He is forever asking us to get him a cup of water, so you can imagine my delight when, out of the blue, Christian figured out he is tall enough to get his own water out of the dispenser in the fridge door!

So naturally, we had to take a picture of the happy moment! :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So Long Pull-Ups!

At long last, we can kiss Christian's Huggies' Pull-Ups goodbye!

It has been a long road to get Christian fully potty traied.  A long, long road.  Loooooonnnngggggggggg road.

He still won't typically initiate going to pee, but he's getting really good at letting us know he's got to poop (yep, I'm writing about this in a blog ... he'll be embarassed one day, and that is okay).   And some days, he won't pee all morning at school.  I hope he gets past that before he moves onto kindergarten at a new school.  We've got a few months to work on it.

So we first tried naps without Pull-Ups and only had one accident - and Christian changed his own underware and didn't tell us.  So he knew how to handle the situation.

Then as our latest package of Pull-Ups was dwindling down, I decided that was it.  I wasn't going to buy any more Pull-Ups.   I made sure Christian understood that if he has an accident, he'll get wet, and his bed will get wet.

Last night, he drank A LOT of water before bed and we were worried.  So I checked on him several times before he went to bed and the three times I asked him if he needed to go potty, he said yes ... and went potty.

And he's gotten good about being okay with going potty when we're out an about.  So he'll got at stores, restaurants, etc.  It takes a few times of asking him, but he'll eventually go.  But, if we don't ask (aka insist), then he'll hold it forever. 
This latest achievement in ditching hte Pull-Ups is such a relief to us.  Finally!   And now we can stop spending money on Pull-Ups every couple of weeks.   YES!