Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Could it be possible?????

The fabo little Miss Rowan... (bragging) came home one day last summer and decided to pee on the potty. She's been doing thus ever since... essentially potty training herself.

yes yes, it rocked.. yes yes, I know I'm super fortunate.

Well, she is getting close to three now.... and therefore her daddoo and I have been thinking about two important milestones... Getting rid of the flippin Nuk.....and night time potty training.

Both are going to be hard.... or so I thought.

I still give Rowan sippy cups of milk at night..I know, shame on me... But she drinks at least 16-24 ounces over night and none during the day... I have never been able to get her to break this habit.. (ok so maybe I haven't tried).

So instead of struggle through trying to get the milk away from her so she can hold her pee all night, I instead placed a potty in her room and we had a chat about what to do if she needed pee in the middle of the night. She seemed quite open to the idea, and even offered to wear undies to bed.. (nope, mommy wasn't ready for that step yet).

Well, this morning I woke up.... and went to her room to collect her pull up. She likes to rip it off before climbing into my bed with her little naked bum... sometimes she'll actually put it in the trash for me... but on some days it just ends up in a pile.... today was such a day.

As I bent down to pick it up I was greatly surprised at how light it was.... and upon further inspection came to realize it was completely dry!!!

I turned her bedroom light on, and sure enough.. her Elmo potty was full of pee and even had a tiny piece of TP floating around in it.

She listened to me!!!! woo hoo!!

Now I don't know if this was a one time occurrence of if we'll be able to coax it into becoming a habit.... But here's hoping!!!

No more pull ups would seriously decrease my carbon foot print and my grocery bill :)