So, with some extra free time on my hands since babysitting and tutoring had already been cancelled, and as Mia's lately become more aware of her bodily functions, I thought, "Hey, let's try potty training." I'd read on BabyCenter.com that some people start potty training super early, and though 18 months seems really young when you're looking at your little 19 month old.
Omf blahbalee wehwe! Oh, silly me, you probably couldn't hear what I'm saying cause my FOOT was in my mouth. My bad. :)
Let me try that again - Mama, I'm totally ready for potty training!
I'd already bought a potty chair and a package of panties the previous week to have on hand for when I decided to try potty training, so we started with the potty training on Wednesday and I was actually pretty blown away at how well she did. I was surprised that they only make underwear for ages 2T and above. With how skinny Mia is, panties are almost a joke - Zeus teased that she might as well be wearing HIS since they fit her so poorly! lol
So, on Wednesday morning when I got her up, I put her her in her big girl panties and set the timer for 20 minutes. Every twenty minutes I'd say, "Let's go potty!" and she'd take my hand and we'd walk into the bathroom and sit her on the potty chair. (Can I say how horribly slow yet fast your day goes when you are walking to the bathroom EVERY 20 minutes!) I was so surprised when she actually WENT in the potty! Of course, she wasn't a huge fan of actually sitting ON the thing for very long. That made for two or three accidents in the bathroom because she'd sit down and then walk around for a second and then go back and sit down. There were a few occasions where she'd stop and do "the freeze", and on the few occasions I didn't catch her fast enough, she'd leave a little puddle on the floor. Thankfully it was super easy to clean up off the bathroom floor! I bought some M&M's to give her when she goes, but it doesn't really phase her either way, though she IS a fan of eating them. :) She is, however, a fan of the clapping after using the potty. She went the whole day without wetting on the carpet, and successfully used the potty about 5 or 6 times - until papa came home. I guess I wasn't being as diligent after he got home and she had two accidents. Oh, and I put her in her diaper during nap time since she's a big fan of pooping at some point during her nap. That was a very good idea.
I was really super proud of Mia and how good she'd done! On day two, we had quite a few successful events on the potty chair, and a few accidents - I think once in the bathroom and once in her pants. Today she had no accidents in the bathroom, had an accident in her pants and once in the living room - I swear I only got distracted for a second and I remember her taking off her panties and thinking, "Uh oh, this could be bad, I need to get those back on her," and half a second later it was too late. Good thing we are finally getting our carpets professionally cleaned soon.
Mia's little undies fit really loose around the waist and bag down to her knees, oh yeah, and she's all about pulling them up and down. Guess it's time to get out that sewing machine and take in those cute little undies. :)
What? You're telling me tea parties aren't more fun in big girl panties?!? I find that highly unlikely!
After wetting through one set of pants later this afternoon, I let her run around in her new pair of panties. My little dear devil trying to stand on her stacking bucket. She thought it was the coolest thing ever and was belly laughing SO hard and was so proud of herself and her new trick. She's getting so big so fast!
Yet as she tried on papa's shoe tonight after he got home I couldn't help but realize that she's still not quite THAT big! (This is our new anti-diaper-digging pajama configuration - with onesie buttoned over the top of the pajama bottoms. :) Works like a charm so far!
And one of my favorite photos from last week - Mia chilling after her nap at Gideon's house. This utter sweetness is what I was greeted with as I walked in to get her up. Is she not the cutest thing ever! :)