Saturday, March 1, 2008

Pee Pee!!!!

Ok, so you probably noticed that I haven't written in a few days after my big "Today is the Day" moment.  Nothing much happened on Day 2 of potty training.  Micah did NOT want to wear diapers again so we put him in underwear all day, he had 2 minor accidents, and held "it" all day until we put his diaper on at night again.  Day 3 we were gone all day out of town, so rather than putting the babysitter through toilet training torment, we put Micah in diapers all day.  But today, Day 4, Micah told us that he had to go "poo poo", ran into the bathroom and peed on himself :(  But we were getting closer!  Then, lo and behold, before lunch today, we put him on the potty, and he actually did it!!! He peed while he was sitting down!  He wasn't too happy that it sprayed on his legs (we're working on that part), but he was so proud of himself, and we made a big scene about it, clapping and shouting, "Good Job!!!"  He smiled so big and promptly held out his hand for his M&M candies that we had been promising him.  After his nap he peed in his underwear again, but at least we've made progress!!  We can really tell that he wants to go on the potty, so I know it is only a matter of time.

On another note, today I had a moment of pure joy.  Micah and Jaden have both been taking naps at the same time for the last month or so.  Micah goes down from 1-3, and Jaden from 2-3, so I often lay down with Jaden during that hour.  Today it was overcast outside and sprinkling a little, and I cozied up next to Jaden and just stared at him sleeping.  I was just filled with thankfulness and love for my boys.  I laid there and had the most perfect nap :)  I also got to thinking about how sad it is that we, as mothers, invest so much of our lives in our kids, doing so much for them, and when they are older they don't remember any of it!  (Well, almost none of it).  That made me a little sad.  I hope that somehow Micah will remember me holding him when he was only 2 years old, and have good memories of me and Martin when he is growing older.  


  1. Yeah for Pee Pee in the Potty! I know how exciting that can be! Keep up the hard work.

  2. I'm glad he's starting to get it! I highly recommend just letting him go nakie all day! That really helped jump start Ella. No panties, diapers etc. I also did the whole--feed her lots of liquids and have her potty every 20min. she always liked sitting on the potty in front of 5min of cartoons. Helped her relax and go!