Tuesday morning I made a big decision around the house, a decision that I was no longer going to be wishy washy about anymore: no more diapers for Kenzie.
We woke up and I took off Kenzie's diaper and I was really tired and just kind of wanted something crazy to do to get me out of the drowsiness of the everyday blah blah...and well out of the blue I just said, "no more diapers" and didn't put a new one on her. It surprised me more than Kenzie I think. Kenzie knew this day would eventually come. She kept asking for a diaper and I said, "no more diapers- it is time for the next big step in your life" Of course she didn't quite understand what I meant but she did understand the whole "no more diaper" ordeal. So she ran around bottomless the first day...and she went pee pee in the toilet. That afternoon we went on a walk and she peed through her shorts while riding her trike and she started to complain and throw little tantrums about wanting a diaper....so you know what we did? We prayed. We asked Heavenly Father to help us learn to be patient, loving and willing when it comes to going pee and poo poo in the toilet- it seriously helped.
That night I put a pull up on her and she went poop immediately after I put it on her and she also didn't want to take off her pull up the next morning so then I said, "no more pull ups" and she has gone without a diaper now for 3 days! Is she potty trained? I think she is...she has only had 1 mess up and that was the first day...although we are still waiting for that big #2 to take place- eventually something will have to come out, right?
She doesn't like to go pee pee in the toilet- I think it is something kind of new and weird for her but I have been super patient...and it has been kind of a neat experience to spend so much time with Kenzie- I give her encouraging pep talks all day long...and I know she loves all the positive attention I am giving her- I get so excited for her when she goes pee pee and I sing pee pee songs to her all day like "Love is on the way" by Saigon Kick I change the words to "pee pee is on the way, I can see it in your eyes, come on let's give it one more try tonight baby" and "breakin up" by Rilo Kiley I sing "ooh it feels good to be free, ooh it feels good to go pee" and of course twinkle little star is now tinkle tinkle little star...
Chay and I were already planning on getting Kenzie a bike with training wheels this fall anyway so I made Kenzie a pee pee and poo poo chart- every time she uses the bathroom she gets a star-a tinkle little star that is- and once the chart is filled up we can go get a bike...so the other night, Kenzie, while still being a little apprehensive and not too excited about the whole pee pee thing, Chay walked into the kitchen to see Kenzie filling up all the boxes on her chart with a marker- she then said, "Let's go Walmart and get bike!" it was pretty funny...nice try.
Calie- I just wanted you to know that Julia wouldn't be able to cope with life without her silky blanket you got for her...if you see another one just like it somewhere-buy it. I will pay you top dollar for it- I get anxious just thinking about replacing that thing.