Another potty post! But tomorrow I will post an update about life in general, wait this entire week has mostly been about the potty, it's exhausting! but...there are a few other updates!
Jake is almost entirely potty trained! woo woo! On day two I continued to take him every thirty minutes or so and gave him plenty to drink! I actually let him run in the nude as much as I could as that seemed to scare him not to go on the floor. He had two accidents, not so bad! But I realized he was entirely scared to poo...he kept talking about hitting the water as if it was a bad thing. So I took my friends advice and got him a sticker chart, it worked magic. Five stickers = a basketball chocolate! He's a sucker for candy. This is the one time I'm thankful;) Oh and we also used food coloring, he was excited to "go" in colored water. And a gross side note: adult urine changes blue to green..... I read that somewhere... um... ok, moving on...
Day three was great, he actually pooed in the potty! yay Jake! I was so proud and so was he, he couldn't stop smiling and all the dancing and excitement definitely encouraged him to keep going. He didn't have one accident! And told me when he had to go, although it was often because there was a wee bit of a mess already, that's ok, by day four and on he told me 70% of the time that he had to go and the other 30% it was obvious he had to go. I tried my best to be chilled out about it all making sure he was relaxed and telling him, "let's just try honey, if it works it works if not that's ok, we'll try later" he often replied with, "ya mommy, just try..." but he went everytime.
We're still a little afraid of the poo, but we're getting there! today we were playing in the garden and suddenly I hear, "mommy, poo potty now!!" I race him to the pot only to discover that he pooed his pants and because he wasn't wearing underwear (I figured a mess in shorts was easier to clean than underwear AND shorts) most of the poo somehow slid down his leg and into the garden...however healthy that is for the growth of the garden it's also discusting. He sais, "mommy, no poo in garden" that's right Jake, we poo in the potty...maybe next time. So there's an update I'm sure you have all been desperate to know....kidding:) thanks for caring about us even in our potty adventures.