Monday, December 21, 2009

Dec. 21st
Bedtime/Potty Training

Quick catch up, Brady has been sleeping in his Big boy bed since he was 18months, we transitioned him when we took the paci away. Like most parents, to get Brady to get to bed we would have to read a book, say our prayers and then lay down with him, and usually that meant Ryan or I falling asleep in his bed with him, well, back in August, we decided to try to move out of his bed. My plan was to start at the doorway and then quickly move to the living room, but easier said than done. We decided to buckle down, so Friday Dec. 4th was Brady's first night to go night night without me in the doorway and he did it again on the 5th, then he had a hard time for a couple days took some more convincing a couple of fits but Brady is official going to bed in his big boy bed without mommy and daddy in his room, and its so nice! And his been sleeping through the night for the last 2wks or so, which has been another issue in itself!

I decided awhile back that pushing Brady into potty training wasn't a smart thing! The best advice I got was to not force it, they'll let you know when there ready, you've never seen a kindergarten in diapers have you, don't rush it! So I've been waiting patiently for Brady to let me know he was ready. He's been going at school here and there and in the last couple of wks more and more, so I decided to start seeing if Brady would go before bedtime, Dec. 2nd was his first night time tee tee, then again on on the 3rd, again on the 6th, 7th, and every night since then. Dec. 11th when heading home from seeing Baby Jackson Brady went to potty for the first time at a restaurant, Whataburger, lol! Last Sat. 12th, he went in the morning, before nap, and at night, and I found out at his Christmas party on Friday that he had gone poopy at school in the big boy potty 15th and he even told him he needed to go, and Wed the 16th he went 5x. So, I decided that my Christmas vacation was going to be devoted to getting him potty trained! Sat. 19th was our first attempt at letting him run around naked, they say confining yourself in your house for 3 days and letting them be naked will work, so we tried it! He went tee tee about 7 to 8 times, he did poop on the floor, more thing was so embarrassed and upset he cleaned it up himself and tried to hid it from me, hilarious, lol! He picked it up with an old bib and told me I couldn't see it and try to hid it from me for a good 10 minutes before I got upset, he put it on the counter, trying to make it in the box of trash I had up there! Sunday 20th, of course we went to church so I put a diaper back on and we had my family Christmas party so he went more in his diaper than he did in the potty but today, we're at it again, and HE WENT POOPY FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!! He was in the living room by the Christmas tree and I thought I heard him trying to go, so I asked him if he needed to go and he said yes, but he said he couldn't walk, lol, so I quickly ran him in the bathroom and he went! I would have taken a picture of it, b/c I'm crazy like that but he flushed it while he was still on the potty! I did catch him on the potty though!

I'm can't believe Brady is getting so big, I know I say it all the time, but it seems like yesterday he was born!


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The Watsons said...

Hil...I am loving Brady's hair! That's all I have to say. And way to go, Brady, on the potty training! Yay! PS. Hil...need to change your settings so the above people and people like them can't comment. :)