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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Emma's Poopy Party

Emma has been working on potty training for some time. We tried while I was pregnant with Aubrey and she really had no interest in actually going. She'd sit there, but nothing would happen.  Then after Aubrey was born, one day she just went on her own and she's been doing great ever since.  Well peeing in the potty, anyway...

We have to remind her to go pee pee still because she just gets busy doing toddler things and those things are more important than making it to the potty before it's too late.  And sure, there's been accidents, but that just happens.  She is in underwear most of the time when home, and I think that's really helped her.  She'll wear a pull-up if we're out of the house, just in case, unless it's a short trip out and she's gone pee just before we leave.  Diapers are only still used at night because she still tends to go more at night.   But she has been doing a wonderful job with peeing in the potty.

Pooping? Yeah, that's another story.  Back when she first started this potty training thing she pooped on the potty twice, one time all by herself and the other with me there with her.  I thought we were golden! Nope, that was it, from then on she refused to poop in the potty.  I understand it can be scary, but she had already done it before and saw it wasn't scary, in fact, it was great because the nasty stuff wasn't sitting in her pull up! Still, nothing.  She didn't care, she wasn't going.  I remember when Aiden was potty training and he was peeing in the potty a good 6 months, at least before he started going #2.  So I knew that it might take some time.  This girl still nothing...we offer things to try and bribe her, promise her the moon, and occasionally threaten her.  She doesn't care.  Oh, she'll tell you she'll do it and then you'll find her hiding somewhere, like behind the dining room table going.  Sigh...

Monday afternoon, I tried getting her to go pee after she woke up from a nap and she couldn't go.  I told her that I would help her get her pants back on after I cut Aiden's nails.  I came back in and she's sitting on the toilet and yells, "I pooped, I pooped".  Is it wrong that I didn't believe her? Sometimes she gets them mixed up.  I went over and looked and sure enough! She pooped in the potty, all by herself! Such a big girl!

I had to do the poopy dance and tell her how excited I was and that I was so, so proud of her.  She was pretty proud of herself too, as she should be!  So what do you do when she finally poops on her own after months of trying to get her go?  You have a poopy party of course!!
Seeing her present and balloon for her poopy party
Aiden thought clothes were optional for the party
You can see Aubrey was thrilled about the party
Poopy party time!  
Arguing over who's getting what piece of cake.  No they did not get a whole giant piece to themselves. :)
She insisted she have a candle in her cake. And we had to sing.  In case you're wondering what you sing at a poopy party, it goes a little something like this:
Happy poopy party to you, happy poopy party to you, happy poopy party dear Emma, you better poop in the potty everyday from now on 
Think she's gone since then? No.  Brat.  But I'm still holding out hope and a spare piece of cake in the fridge just in case! :-)

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