So tomorrow is the big day. I go back to the doctor and hopefully we'll be able to hear a big, booming heart beat. I'm a little nervous but I think everything is going to be fine. I've felt so yucky for the past few weeks, but according to a lot of you, that's a good sign. I'll let you guys know what happens.
In other exciting news, J is officially using the potty!!! It wasn't intentional, but over the weekend, I didn't get to the food store and we ran out of diapers. She had to go so we told her to sit on the potty. She started crying and screaming, but but Hubby and I stuck to our guns and kept insisting that she sit on the potty.
The situation started to intensify and she got more and more upset. We promised her a new video, we said she could get a milkshake, we bribed her with whatever we could think of. Finally, Hubby just picked her up and sat her (forced her) on the potty. He made her sit there and she started peeing. I think she surprised herself because she immediately stopped crying and was like, "Mommy, I'm doing it!" We were both shocked.
We put her in underwear for the rest of the day and decided that this was her time, that she was ready. The second time she had to go, she was still a little apprehensive. It took some manipulating and talking into, but she went again and 4 or 5 more times after that. Each time it got a little easier. By the end of the day, she would run over to the potty all by herself and pee. It was so great to watch her overcome her fear and actually enjoy going to the bathroom.
I wasn't really prepared to start potty training this weekend, but the opportunity presented itself and we ran with it. The next day my SIL was watching her while Hubby and I went to a Sunday morning wedding. She would be away from us for most of the day and I was worried how she would do. I packed a ton of extra clothes and told my SIL that she's still very new at this (she's got 3 kids so she knows very well the perils of potty training).
Anyway, she did great. No accidents. The only problem is she won't poop. I don't know what to do about that. Right now, she poops in a diaper, we take the yucky stuff, flush it down the toilet and go right back to underwear. I don't know if that's the right thing or not, but she holds it until she gets a diaper so I don't want her to get sick. Any suggestions?
I'm so proud of my little munchkin. I actually can't believe how easy it's been so far. Don't get me wrong she's had plenty of accidents, but I mean easy in the sense of getting over her fear and then being willing to try everyday. I guess she was just ready.
Now if I could just get rid of this awful all day sickness, I'd be flying high. I miss all of you. I hope you're all doing well.