Friday, September 03, 2010

Do you have to go potty?

How about now?

And now?

We started potty training Eleanor when we got back from Vermont, and these are the words constantly on our lips. Every time I hold her on my hip, I get anxious. I start to wonder, Does my hip suddenly feel very hot and wet? Is she always this warm? Or is she peeing on me RIGHT NOW?

Despite my pee paranoia, so far, so good. She has had a few accidents, but not as many as I might have expected. She's peed at home, at her grandparents, at the Natural History museum ..... Let me clarify. She's peed in the potty at all of those places and more.

This weekend will be a real test: Our first trip down to visit Keith's family since the potty training started. I don't have any idea how long this trip will take. Just how many stops will we be making for Eleanor to sit on the potty? Or will we need to be washing out the car seat as soon as we get there?

I was going to say that we've been doing this long enough, and she's been successful enough, that I'm starting to believe this may actually stick. However, I'll reserve that statement for after we get back.


Jessica said...

We're going through the same thing right now with the puppy...only the puppy can't answer that question.

Hopefully no one pees on the carpet at Grandma's house this weekend!


keefelae said...

Good luck with potty training, Megan. Your experience sounds pretty positive compared to another friend of mine. She has a son and they had to do two separate rounds of potty training, complete with M & M's for rewards. Her blog post sounded really frustrated and so I'm glad to hear that your experience isn't too bad!
Have a good three day weekend.

Jonathan said...

Our youngest was a superstar in the daytime - she took a while to get the idea about getting up in the night though if she needed to go...

It sounds weird, but you will forget all about these times as soon as she goes a few weeks without an accident :)

M. Lubbers said...

Jessi: I think we made it through the weekend with the carpet unscathed, right?

Laurie: I feel like we've been very fortunate. Of course, I also have a theory that it all evens out in the end. So never fear, I'm sure there's something else that will be easy for some but hard for us:)

Jonathan: I do think that we've got some time until she makes it through the night without an accident. I remember seeing people with potty-trained kids out and about, and I was always so jealous. It's hard to believe that could be us, now!