Thursday, November 13, 2008

Potty Time

One day last week, Jonah pee'd in the potty with Daddy's help (I was getting out of the shower). Jonah knocked on my door and said, "Mommy, poop in potty, yay!" I opened the door and Kelly confirmed that he had pee'd in the potty so I gave him a hug and cheered and we put a sticker on his chart.

Later in the week, Jonah had gotten a diaper rash from a long bout of diarrhea. And so Saturday evening at the retreat (we had the nicest room - it was huge with a gas fireplace) we let him run around naked. At one point he started to sprinkle and Kelly asked him if he needed to pee in the potty and he said yes and ran in the bathroom. Kelly helped him onto the big adult potty where he pooped and pee'd. Major milestone as he previously hadn't pooped in the potty at all and this was the first time using the big adult potty.

Then last night, Kelly put him in underwear after his bath. (He had just had a ton of juice/water and his stomach was huge.) After a couple of accidents, we moved his potty from the bathroom into the tiled foyer so he wouldn't have far to go - he was running around completely naked by this time, which he seems to enjoy. I saw him pause and look down and I asked him if he needed to pee and told him to go sit on his potty - he ran over and sat down but pee was shooting forward onto the carpet. I helped adjust him and said to make sure the pee pee went in the bowl. Not sure he quite understood. Oh well. So we're making progress on this potty training thing. Honestly though, he drinks so much and goes so much I'm not sure it's even practical to have him completely potty trained at this point.

1 comment:

ladyjackalope said...

Good job Jonah,proud of you,also Mom and Dads patience.Love to all,Grandma Theresa