Friday, November 7, 2008

2 Weeks & Fingers Crossed...

Today marks 2 weeks for Brixie Lee wearing her mama panties all day and all night. Little explanation for that... we called her cloth diapers her "big girl panties" (used those for a bit hoping she would hate being wet... that didn't work), we called her pull-ups her "princess panties" (they have princesses on them), so when she got around to "real" panties she called them "mama panties" (reasons I assume are obvious).
Many people where quite shocked when we started sitting Brixie Lee on the potty when she was almost 7 months old.

I have always hated changing #2 diapers, so I started reading about early potty training when BL was about 6 months old. Everything I read had a basic point of putting them on the potty as soon as possible so they get used to the potty and sitting on one becomes routine. We were shocked when she peed on her potty the very first time she sat on it. That didn't happen again for a couple of days, but she really enjoyed just sitting there reading whenever she got up from sleeping.

Withing a months she was going #2 on the potty quite regularly and the momentum gained. The most exciting transition was when she was about 15 months old and we started putting her on the adult potty. It was great! No mess to clean-up! I never wanted her to feel pressured to start going on the potty, so we took it at her pace. About a month ago she started waking up with a dry diaper so two weeks ago we decide it was probably time to take the plunge and get into "mama panties" full-time. Our fingers are still crossed that she is really done with diapers! She has a little over 2 months before her little sister gets here so we're hoping it will be very routine by then and she wont digress.

Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!

5 comments:

Goma said...

Yeah to both of my salsa eating girls !

Jennifer said...

Yay for Brixie. That is almost unheard of to be potty trained in under two years. You guys rock. I so need to get a potty and start with Taylor especially with the new baby coming.

Melissa said...

Good for you big girl Brixie...we're proud of you!

bennett baby blog said...

"mama" panties - that's hilarious! good job, BL! you are an amazing, fantastic, super-duper little girl. BIG HUGS to you!

Moments Captured said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!! That is soooo fantastic!!!! Both of you ROCK!!!!!!!!