Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A potty breakthrough?

Guess who decided to poop on the potty tonight? (Um, that would be Luke.) DH and I were completely floored. We thought it was a bedtime stall tactic. He had just used the potty before going upstairs to bed, but after reading a book, he looked at DH and said "Tummy hurts, wanna go potty." And sure enough, he did! I was downstairs, but the upstairs bathroom door was open, so I could hear the whole exchange (didn't want to be a distraction by going upstairs to cheer him on). MUCH praised was lavished, and he got to come downstairs (a usual no-no after going up to bed) to tell me what he had done. Of course, he didn't want to go back to bed after, but we muddled through.

We have been putting him in real underwear on the weekends, and setting the timer to go off every 30 minutes for a potty break. Up until this past weekend, he didn't seem to care if he peed through or not. But this past weekend, he did get distressed as soon as he got wet, and a couple of times, he was in the middle of saying "need to go potty" when it happened (i.e. just waited too long; I'm sure playing LEGO Star Wars had nothing to do with it (note dripping sarcasm)). But regardless, he was still refusing to poop on the potty. Maybe it is finally sinking in? A mom can hope.

BTW, the digestive issues of last night seem to have gone away. A little tired today and not very hungry, but understandable under the circumstances. Still coughing, though. Keep your fingers crossed!

Currently feeling: hoping


  1. Whoo-hoo! Way to go, Luke! Keep up the good work, buddy.

  2. Gee, what excites us as parents! Never thought you'd get so excited over a BM, did you! (These are the things I laugh about!!)

  3. Oh man, I remember how great that feels! Congratulations Luke!


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