Friday, August 22, 2008

potty party

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.


video

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.

7 comments:

Marne said...

Yay! Now can you come over and do it with Lacy? I hate potty training, and I am avoiding it like the plague.

Kenzie will love a bike with training wheels. Lacy rides Logan's old bike all the time and loves it. It is really her bike now. I feel bad not buying her a girly bike but how can I justify that when we have a prefectly good bike? So what if it is green, blue, and all about crocodiles?

The Wright Stuff said...

LOL Love Kenzie's ABC's and how she kept getting mad when you'd try to help her. You are such an awesome mommy, April. Your girls are very lucky to have you.

Natalie Jane said...

Seriously. JuJu and Lydia are the exact child. The whole freaking out for no reason when she wakes up...classic Lydia. Not pleasent.

Tara said...

Nice work. Chay told me about the chart today and I thought it was extremely clever of Kenzie. Smartie!

Calie said...

April I am on the hunt for the blanket. I love how it comforted her. I love in the video how Kenzie doesnt let Jujus mood deter her from being happy. They are both so unique and beautiful. You are so blessed. Good job on the potty training. Your awesome! I love you.

Heather said...

Your girls are so cute!!! I feel the exact same way as Julia. I cry and hold my covers close to my face too. Morning is just so hard to face. Good job on the potty training. I hated that!!!!! Good luck to you. Did you get her fun fancy panties???

Tiffani said...

Wow - I think you have caught the potty training bug! I should have asked you for ideas - but now the diapers are totally finished in our family. It feels SO GOOD! I love your little potty songs - good job on making it so much fun for Kenzie. Your a great mom, April.