Friday, May 8, 2009

Potty-Trained!!!! Finally!!!

When Cadence was signing "potty" at 15 months after she would poop or pee in her diaper, I was so excited that diapers was a short ways away from daily wearing! When Cadence went to the potty for the first time when she was 18 months old, I thought potty-training would be easy-peasy. When Cadence was getting out of swim pools to use the bathroom when she was 23 months old, I was thrilled she would be out of diapers BEFORE Cooper joined our family. I expected some regression, but I got much more than just a few accidents here and there! For months Cadence refused to even sit on a potty. She would scream and throw a fit if we tried to make her. She would play "Hide-and-go-poop" until Chris was finally able to talk her into going into the restroom to poop in her diaper next to the toilet. When I would put her on the potty, she would hold it until she got a diaper on and then she would release!!! Frustrating!
The day after our trip to Louisiana, I decided she was done with diapers. She knows when she needs to go and can do the job. I put her in underwear (which I have done a couple of times with little success) and decided that I would not put diapers back on her - except for nighttime. We had a talk about being a big girl (for the 50th time) and about all her friends who wear underwear. The first day there were NO ACCIDENTS! Second day - two accidents. And since that time, she has virtually been accident free (minus two days of trying to resort back to 'be like a baby'). That's right! Cadence is potty-trained and I am loving it! Finally at 2yrs, 9 months she is out of diapers!!! Cadence enjoys wearing princess panties and... Thomas Train underwear she picked out a year ago. Yes, they have a cute little pocket in the front of them! She has told everyone about going potty and wearing panties and has received much positive reinforcement!!! Dad is already teaching her how to best utilize her time on the toilet - read a book! She is very protective of her poop and pee. She does NOT like Cooper to see it or get close to the potty. If he flushes it down, she gets very upset!!! We are thrilled that Cadence is finally a big girl when it comes to the toilet. She is our potty champion!!!! Now we just get to work on her goin potty during the night!!!!!!

6 comments:

Miranda said...

Way to go Cadence (and Michelle)!!! Isn't it great to be a big girl?

Camille said...

Yay for Cadence!!! We are so proud of you, big girl! WE love you!!!

Jen said...

Yay! That is cool that she is potty trained, what a big girl! Your trip to Louisiana looks like a blast!

Bamamoma said...

What a big girl Cadence! Now you get to teach Cooper how to do it.

Tina said...

YAY!!!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Yay Cadence!!! i HATE potty training. dawson and livy were each 3 years old before they were finally OUT of diapers!! I just kept putting off the nightmare! Good job! Wuhoooo! Yowzers!