Thursday, March 7, 2013

potty training

this is easily the most frustrating phase of parenting i've experience in campbell's almost 3 years of life. we started a week ago yesterday and she has made much progress, but those first few days were a real struggle. we're (she's) spending a lot of naked time laying around and now she's finally starting to let me know when she needs to go instead of me making her go try. still wetting the bed almost most nights, not every night, but most. i fear i've waited too long to train her and i fear i'm cutting it too close to brother's birth, but i wanted her to at least know the basics of it otherwise i knew i wouldn't have the emotional or mental stamina to tackle it for probably 6 months at least. we're taking baby steps and today at least, i'm happy with the progress we've made. i went to the doctor last week and she decided to start checking me to see if i'm dilating since campbell came 6 weeks early. i've been getting a progesterone shot in the rear since 20 weeks to help act as a preventative of early labor and apparently they're working because i'm not dilated at all. i go back next week and then i think i start going in on a weekly basis. yikes. still trying to finish things up in the nursery and getting our bags packed for the hospital and putting the carseat in the car. if he decides to come early, i'd prefer it if we were ready this time :)


danielle said...

you are doing great! jackson wasnt potty trained until a few months before 4. such a long journey. that is still not over, we havent attempted night time.. suggestions??

The Catheys said...

Congrats on another bundle coming Amy:) How fun to have a boy now! Just thought I'd mention that Addie was still needing a pull-up at night just until recently (she's almost 4). My doc said that if they are a deep sleeper, they won't wake up at night and not to push it, so I decided not to stress about it and literally a few weeks ago Addie said she didn't want to wear it anymore and sure enough, she's doing great and able to go to the bathroom at night all by herself without us even having to help her. So, don't be too hard on yourself;)

Deanne Perry said...

I have no experience with this yet, but I had someone swear to me up and down that waiting until 3 years of age is the magic number for potty training.

I'm praying for your little man!!!