Potty Success!

23 Aug

For those of you remotely interested in what’s happening in Potty World, I’m here to briefly tell you that today was a MUCH better day. If you don’t like reading about bodily functions of any kind, move on along to this post instead. After no success yesterday (again) there was a lot of frustration in the air. BUT, we had one pee success in the morning (prompted by me sitting her on the potty), one pee accident on the living room floor (hallelujah hardwood!!) about three minutes after she got off the potty, and then, this evening……

The clouds parted, the light of heaven shined down upon us, a chorus of angels sang, “Aaaaaaah” (in harmony of course), and Jenna took off running toward the bathroom saying, “Oh NO!” I have to poop!” And, lo and behold: THERE WAS POOP! IN THE POTTY!!

We totally thought it was a false alarm, but we’re not arguing with any self-initiated sitting at this point. She sat for about one minute and then she grinned and said, “Did you hear that?” A little peek into the potty, and the celebration began. She was SO proud of herself! She wanted to call all the Grandmas and Pappas and tell them the news (and we did). She proudly put a sticker on the chart and selected her prize: a Schleich puppy (she LOVES those critters).

So, I’m feeling much more hopeful and ready to face the next couple days. We’re committed through Sunday and then we’ll see from there which direction we go. And, yes – the photos show our Potty World setup in our tiny little main floor bathroom, complete with portable DVD player (propped up on a beanbag and Amazon box), a stool to rest her feet on, the princess cushioned seat, and a pillow for her to lean against. How could elimination be any more enjoyable??


Posted by on August 23, 2008 in Jenna


12 responses to “Potty Success!

  1. Insta-mom

    August 23, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Yay poop!

  2. iMommy

    August 23, 2008 at 1:24 am

    lol, LOVE the potty setup. Damn, I should have set that up for me during this pregnancy!

    And yay for success in potty training!

    I’m sure you’ll be reading my adventures soon enough….

  3. psychmamma

    August 23, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Insta-Mom –

    Thanks for adding your “Yay!” We heard it way over here!

    iMommy –

    It’s not to late to get going on the potty setup for you! I have to tell you, though, that if your pregnant butt fits in that tiny cushioned princess seat, I’m not sure I can still be your friend. Ha!

  4. goodmum

    August 23, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Geez! I wish I had a setup like that at my toilet! hahahaa

    She’s a cutie! Congrats to you and her on the potty success! Mothers everywhere know about the joys of potty success!

  5. Christina @ Northern Cheapskate

    August 23, 2008 at 2:21 am

    YAAAAY!!!! Still hoping we can get there, too!

  6. MekhisMom aka Renée

    August 23, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Your set-up is hilarious. But whatever it takes to encourage using the potty right? Celebrate good times are a coming. Please stop by my blog and pick you a prize.

  7. NH Mom of 3

    August 23, 2008 at 3:10 am

    awesome set up! will hope the successes continue.

  8. Tammy Warren

    August 23, 2008 at 4:48 am

    She looks ready. You will get there in no time! You will cherish those pictures for a lifetime.

  9. denise @ EatPlayLove

    August 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! She needs a tiara! that is quite the set up. Hopefully now that she has experienced success, she’ll be eager to go.

  10. Jennifer

    August 23, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats! And what a beautiful Potty Princess you’ve got!

  11. Aunt Amy

    August 23, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Hurray for underpants!

    I think she will do great in no time 🙂

  12. anymommy

    August 24, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Man, I want that set up! Hurray to your girl – she’s doing really well.


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