Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Big changes

OK. Call us crazy but we’ve embarked on a couple big changes for M.
We started potty training over the weekend. She is 30 months old, so I am sure a lot of people will say it is about time. Honestly, I’ve been the one waiting! I guess it is such a big project that I have dreaded it. She has shown some signs of being ready, like telling us when she is going potty. And she has shown some interest in the potty.
But the timing was off with our schedules to devote fully to potty training. By summer, I said, when it is warmer for her to run around with just training pants and a T-shirt.
So with visits to family and our family vacation to Chicago out of the way, there was no need to delay. And we went shopping on Saturday and picked up a huge box of training pants, so that got the ball rolling for us.
Our primary means of potty training is cotton training pants but we will use Pull-ups when we go out and about. A couple days ago it was rainy and cold but today we got to enjoy temps in the 60's so M got to run around bare-bottomed in the backyard and in the house, confined to the kitchen area!
Training has been pretty good so far. Typical ups and downs. I think she is finally getting to the point where she realizes when she is going and tries to make it to the potty chair.
On top of all of this, we also converted her crib into a toddler bed over the weekend. I know. Crazy. But we don’t have much of a choice with the potty training and all. With S she was already in her full bed because M was on the way. So during potty training, she had the ease of getting out of bed.
Well, if we are to stay consistent in M’s training, she needs that ease too. We made it a fun experience for her. She got to help convert the crib and I put on her new bedding set. It is so cute! Which means that I need to finally paint and decorate her room!
Anyway, C thought that doing both at the same time should not have any affect on her. And so far she's taken it all in stride.

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