Friday, July 31, 2009

Wouldn't You Know

...that as soon as I took the focus off traditional potty training, my little girl would decide to add her own two cents to the mix.

I put Bridget on her potty chair before her nap today. Her diaper was completely dry and had been for about three hours. She sat there smiling and kicking her feet, but did not seem to be trying to go, so I put her diaper back on and put her down for her nap.

It took me a minute to get situated downstairs and plug in the baby monitor. As soon as I turned it on, I heard her say, "poop" (in a very matter of fact way, like she might have already gone). I headed back up the stairs, pronto. I could hear her little voice as I got closer to her door, "mom. poop. mom. poop" (in a happy, sing song-y way). Oh, this could be bad, I thought. But as I got through the doorway, I could see (and smell) that the coast was clear.

"Do you have to go to the bathroom?," I asked. "Do," she replied, which means Yes, I do in Bridget-speak. The thought bubble above my head: She's stalling...

I put her back on her little potty and she immediately went #1 and #2. We cheered, then she chose and placed a sticker on the potty chair and enjoyed one, teeny-tiny, mini m&m. She then went straight back to bed, happily.

It seems that my little girl has ideas of her own...

19 comments:

  1. That's awesome! We're cheering for both of you!

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  2. I love a gal with a mind of her own! Love the new header pic BTW!

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  3. Oh, yay, that is awesome. I laughed at your dread of a poop disaster. My youngest son used to have those. I would hear him in his room at naptime, "Mama, pooooooop." Which meant, "mom, I took my diaper off, pooped on my bed and painted you a mural on my wall." What a rough three or four week phase that was! I sure hope my girl turns out to be more like Bridget than her big brother!

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  4. Yay Bridget!! That's awesome!! Love the new header photo.

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  5. Yay, Bridget!!!!! And hurray for the victory, Lisa! (and double hurray for avoiding the poopy mess that could have been)

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  6. great job! she is doing wonderful!

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  7. I can only imagine how psyched you must be! She is doing awesome!

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  8. good job bridget!
    (we're doing the happy dance for you here in sunny alabama!)

    xoxo

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  9. oops! forgot to say, i love, no, i adore your new header btw. love the flower, love the sweet face, love it!

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  10. Yay for Bridget!
    Just when we think that we're going nowhere they show us that they know what they wanted all along!!
    Kids! They're so much brighter and 'tuned in' than we think!

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  11. Found you through OZ blog, beautiful poem you wrote. What a great triumph on the potty training!

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  12. Woo Hoo ! WTG. that's great - I found toilet training was good fr speech too - I still remember one of Han's carers laughing cos Han had finally said 2 clear words to her at LDC - "NO WEE!" I believe captures the tone and the message.

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  13. Yay, Bridget! We're working on this right now, too. Of course, we were right in the middle of our EDCD waiver in-home meeting yesterday, trying to convince the social worker that Samantha really needs this because of a lack of certain life-skills, when Samantha jumped up, ran for the stairs and said, "potty". Ugh. Of all times to make me deleriously happy...
    :-)

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