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can you say potty?

wow. this has been a seriously wow day.

so emmy has been telling us, off and on, when she goes poopy for quite some time. i knew that i wanted to start familiarizing her with the concept of a potty chair, so we picked up the bjorn one this past weekend. i've also been reading diaper free before 3 for some tips, as it comes highly recommended by some of the folks on the dc metro mommies board.

yesterday, i had emmy sit on the potty chair twice, when she first woke up and right before bedtime. nothing happened, but she enjoyed herself and we read books for a bit. i was happy to see that she didn't mind the chair and that she had the patience to sit and play for a bit.

this morning, blair took her to the chair when she awoke. while brushing my teeth, i heard him exclaim that there was pee! pee!!! what a big accomplishment! we were both very happy but figured it was just luck. em wasn't fazed a bit: yeah, so i made pee. now let's play!

after our morning snack, i figured it was time for a diaper change so i had her sit for a second. almost immediately, there was pee again! AND POOPY! woohoo!!!

and then again, before i put her down for her nap: more pee!

i was going to approach this process very slowly and wait until em was closer to 18 months... now it looks like emmy's getting the hang of this pretty quickly - and i don't want to miss this perfect opportunity! so we headed out to tar-jay this morning and bought a second, cheaper potty chair for downstairs and lots of training pants. this should be a super exciting week!

since i forgot to post these last week, here are em's stats from her 15 month check-up: weight is 21 lbs, 10 oz (35th percentile) and height is 30.5 inches (50th percentile). it totally seems like yesterday when she was at the 75th percentile for each of those but she's definitely plateau'ed a bit. she's come a long way from our little 6 lb, 13 oz babe, huh? :)

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10 Responses to “can you say potty?”

  1. # Blogger Rebecca

    That's is so awesome! I can't believe that she got the hang of it so quickly!

    I'm looking forward to that day already. We're starting to have that "just started solids" poop. Ick!  

  2. # Anonymous Mama Nabi

    WOW! Go emmy! LN psyched us out at about emmy's age by letting us know when she's going to go, wanting to sit on our toilet, etc.. Even now, she wants to sit on the potty before she goes, but won't go, and then when we put the diaper back on, she'll go. (I wanted a Bjorn Potty, too!)

    What a quick learner! Hmm, so will this blog change to Potty-trained, budgets & paint? :-D  

  3. # Blogger Baxterita

    I am so jealous - it's about the same as LA - unfortunately I only have a small shop to go to here in Arizona...  

  4. # Blogger halfmama

    Yay Emmy! Keeping my fingers crossed that it's quick and smooth for all of you. :)  

  5. # Blogger honglien123

    Wow! Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of the diaper era for Em. Good luck! I'm so jealous, Sweet Pea is no where close to being interested in the toilet (except to stick his hand in it, ew).  

  6. # Blogger kim

    Thanks for all of the supportive words, ladies! The afternoon was a bust (partially because we had company over and things got hectic, my bad) but I am excited to see that Emmy doesn't seem to have any fears / hang-ups about the whole process. Since we're starting so early, I know that I'll have to help undress, wipe, remind, etc. a bit more, but it would be great if we could reduce our diaper usage! I have to work tomorrow (boo!) but I'd love to try out the cotton training pants later this week...  

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  8. # Anonymous Superha

    Impressive. Ash is nowhere near ready. She likes to strip down to nothing and sit on her toy potty (which is a really working one, by the way) and then say "all done" almost as soon as she sits down.  

  9. # Blogger asiangarden

    Wow I am ashamed to say I havn't even tried to potty train Kai-Li yet!
    I was thinking about buying her that same potty seat though, and just trying it out, no pressure.
    Congrats to Emmy, what a big girl!  

  10. # Blogger Angela

    Hi, delurking to comment. Way to go Emmy! Good luck with the potty training.  

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