Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hattie's Big Adventure ...

So, earlier in the week I told ya about Sophie's adventures for the week, now I will tell you about Miss Hattie's!
She went to the movies - We saw the new Veggie Tales movie. Now, Mommy & Daddy LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE the veggies and, usually, so does the girl. She was really enjoying it until the cheese curls came to life. Her eyes were pretty much hidden behind her hands for the rest of the flick. Still, an adventure none the less. She did enjoy the nachos!
She ate dinner at the mall - which means PIZZA, her favorite!! She also got to walk through the mall - usually she rides, but she is really getting the "response to request" thing down and stops or comes back when she is asked so we gave it a try. She did GREAT!!!
And the big adventure .... I mean the REALLY big adventure ... (insert drum roll here) ... she started POTTY TRAINING!!!!!! Can I get an amen and a big yeehaw?!?! Now, she turns four next month (pause while I cry for a sec.... ok, better now) but because of her communication delays we are a bit behind. However, she has started showing an interest both at home and at school so we figured we would give it a try. We had a 4 day weekend from school and thought that it would be as good a time as any. So, we busted out the big girl panties that Santa brought, put some "keep-her-on-the-potty-as-long-as-possible" entertainment in the bathroom and prayed for the best.
On Friday she kept her diaper dry all morning and decided that she wanted to wear the panties in the afternoon. Her diaper was wet after lunch so rather than a new one we put on the big girls. She kept em dry all evening (although there was no pee-peeing on the potty as of yet)!
This morning she wanted the panties on again and kept em dry all morning. She finally "went" on the potty this afternoon - yay! And the had an accident a while later ... then another one shortly after that. Hubby caught her at the beginning of the second accident and got her to the potty on time and she finished there and I think it clicked cause she has been going on the potty ever since.... (she says with hope in her voice and a prayer in her heart!!!).
So, everything I have read says that once they are in the undies not to go back, which means church tomorrow... PRAY FOR US!!!!! That will be the real test.
All in all, it has been an exciting adventure for us all!!!! Hattie is a big girl, Mommy is so very proud and Daddy doesn't have to pay for diapers anymore!!!!! And again I say AMEN!!!!

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Jenn said...

How fun! So how did church go today? Did she make it through? Potty training is tough and scary when you go out in just panties... When I nannied, the scariest for me was the thought Maddie might pee in my vehicle. I had towel upon towel under her car seat {just in case}. Good Luck!