Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Potty Training!

Here is another small update on potty training. It is going quite well, though not complete. Canon has been dry for several days now including nap time and night time! At first I thought he was only staying dry at night because he woke up like four nights in a row and went potty in the middle of the night. But, he slept all night last night and was dry this morning. He also seems to be holding it longer during the day. I say that we are not completely done yet, because he is not initiating having to go. Sometimes he does, but usually I prompt him. This doesn't bother me though. Wet underwear is easier to change than a diaper. The one thing that keeps me on edge is underwear while sleeping. He has been taking his naps in underwear for a while and has stayed dry. But at night, I just can't go there yet. I mean, I don't think he'd care. He probably would wake up crying if he had an accident though. The main thing that I don't like is changing the sheets on the bunk beds! I mean, I love the bunks and think they were/are the most practical option for our family, but changing the sheets is a pain. So, I am preventing accidents by having Canon sleep in a diaper so that I don't have to change the sheets as often. Maybe this is lazy, but I have to stay sane somehow and changing the sheets makes me grumpy!


Kim said...

The best part of potty training is not changing the diapers. I don't care if I have to instigate it (if I can remember). I'm not changing a diaper! Hannah has been doing better the last couple of days for a couple of reasons. I think I've been paying better attention. Plus, I think she knows that I'm now serious about this. She spent an hour on the toilet the other night crying because I wouldn't let her get down until she went - ugh! Painful for both of us. I was praying because I didn't really know what to do, but I didn't want to give in because I knew she needed to go and would go in her bed if I let her down. She did end up going and she hasn't sat there nearly that long since and she's gone! Maybe we're on the right road now.

Lauren McClain said...

I don't blame you one bit! You have to stay sane!