Day one consisted of about 11 accidents. A little less day two and three. And so far today, only two. And two potty victories. She is holding it for so much longer than ever, even at nap time. I have really wondered if she has been drinking enough and really just doesn't have to go, or if she is learning to control it a little more. Not sure. She is much more aware of what she is doing when she does have an accident, but would be ok with it if I left her in wet clothes. :/
So, a little bit about what we have been doing...
~Potty immediately in the morning. And use no diaper unless we go somewhere or for nap and bedtime.
~I have an alarm set on my phone to go off every 20 minutes. Now even carter heads for the bathroom when he hears it.
~If we are playing outside, I bring the little training potty and she sits on it outside. (In the fenced privacy of our back yard of course.)
~She usually does not go when we are in the bathroom. She will sit for seriously about 10 minutes at a time. I know that seems like a lot. We read books, she listens to music, watches shows on my phone,etc. We are back within 20 minutes after leaving the bathroom any ways, so i figure if she didn't go the two or three times before, maybe maybe THIS time.
~ If I am in the middle of making dinner or something, she uses the little potty and has gone in it twice.
Anyway. That has been our week. I am praying for patience and perseverance every day! It's been kinda hard. To sit in the bathroom all day with nothing happening and then two minutes out of the bathroom, an accident. I really hope and pray she gets it. That something clicks with her. She has not told me yet if she has to go, or told me that she had an accident. So, I'm really hoping for that communication with her. I'm also very hopeful to see her self help skills and some of these motor skills really develop. Such as pulling her pants up and down without assistance.
I have taken some cute potty pics the past couple days, but I'm not sure how Internet appropriate that is. Even if you can't see anything, I'm still not sure if that is considered 'over share'. So, I will leave you with this cute pic. M&ms mouth just after a potty victory. She gets to choose between skittles and m&ms. And I just let her grab a handful if she wants them cause I am just so excited if she ever goes!! :) I hope it just gets better and better and that she really is ready for this!