Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Potty Training

When Sunday rolled around this past week Tessa was sick. She stayed home from church with Daddy. The day before we let her pick out a new potty seat at Wal-Mart. She had said that if she had her own potty chair she would use it. We told her we didn't have any more diapers and that the next day she would have to wear panties. Jason did great with her. He gave her lots of drinks all day and she only had a couple accidents. I was nervous for day to babysit Heber and Houston. I wasn't sure if I was up for potty training and babysitting and being pregnant all at the same time. (I've tried it before with Tessa and FAILED miserably!)

We started this potty chart about 4 months ago and she added three stickers in all of that time. It was frustrating for her and for me. I felt like I was running into a wall. Plus, her telling me all the time that she was a baby and wanted diapers didn't really help me feel too motivated.Do you love my art work? After five stickers she got to have the cool pop-up book that was sitting on the back of the potty. After the next five stickers she got to go to McDonald's for dinner. By Sunday night she had filled every square.

Monday came and went. She did awesome. Only one accident. Tuesday was great. No accidents. And so far today, she has done super awesome. We even went to library time and the grocery store. I keep telling her how proud I am of her and she just smiles and smiles. She gets super excited every time she goes and she says, "Hip Hip Hooray for Tessa!" all of the time

Here is the new potty chart we're working on right now. Again, my art work is super cool. When she gets 15 stickers for going pee we get to go buy a new Mickey Mouse movie and when she gets 5 stickers for going poo Daddy is going to buy her the Dora fishing pool she saw at the store.

She is so fun to watch. Don't get me wrong....It's a lot of work and there are moments when I'm so tired and just want to put a Diaper on her so I can take a nap....or read....or not have to ask her every 15 minutes if she needs to go. I'm also worried about her reverting back to her old self when baby Asher gets here. Hopefully not.

Oh, and after we bought the cute new potty that sings songs when you do your business....she told us that the little potty is dumb dumb dumb. She used it once and now will only use "the big potty." What a kid!


Hilary said...

Yay Tessa! I really think potty training efforts are pointless until they get on board and I'm so happy she finally got excited about it! We have the singing potty too and they never use it for very long. What waste of money! Oh well, the real potty takes much less effort on our part as parents, so I guess it's a good thing right?

Katy said...

Oh that's awesome. Go Tessa!

Kirsten said...

As long as she gets it in a potty of some kind, right?! That's great. Keep up the good work!