Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Potty training post (of sorts)

Well, I am happy to report that after almost nine days the kids only have small coughs now.  Just in time for Brandon to get sick. Fingers crossed that I can keep this sickness at bay!

With the kids having been sick and being in the midst of potty training Jaxson (again!) we haven't gotten out of the house a whole lot, and that is okay by me. It has given me time to focus on some things that have gotten neglected around here.

Back to the potty training...... When Jaxson was about two and half he expressed interest in potty training and we had quite a lot of success. He was almost completely potty trained and was fairly consistent for a good month or so then it just went downhill. Not really sure why he regressed but he did. Needless to say it has been a bit of a battle.

I never wanted to force the issue because I don't believe that that is the best way to teach him. I wanted him to want to do it and not have it become a battle of wills. I knew that if I tried to really push the issue that he would not do it simply to rebel against me. He can be quite stubborn.

 We had finally gotten to the point where I could reason with him and talk about why we do it and he could ask questions.

Yes, my frustration has gotten the better of me but I am so glad that we waited to he really showed me it was time for him. I am happy to report that he is nearly there! We are averaging one accident a day and have gone three or four with none. He is still wearing pull ups at night (he has a very small bladder, like me) but has been managing to keep those dry sometimes too.

I am so proud of him and I can tell he is quite proud of himself.  I am also excited to not have to pay for diapers for two children and not have to change so many!

I hope to be back tomorrow to post about our weekend and I want to get a recipe post up this week too. I have had quite  a few people ask about some of my recipes so I am thinking of creating a tab on the blog with links to all my recipes. What do you think?


  1. Potty training is the worst! : ) Glad to hear it's going well, and that you've had a few days with no accidents. What great progress!

    Can't wait to see the recipe tab...there are a few recipes you've posted that I still want to try, and it'll be easy to find them now! Hope you had a great weekend!

    Also, we had an AMAZING time in your neck of the woods. Gloriously beautiful up there!

  2. i'm so happy to hear kendra and jaxson are feeling almost all the way better. ugh, sorry to hear about brandon! i hope it passes quickly! i think it is a GREAT idea to put your recipes up!! i always love your recipes. i know that if i actually gave it more of a whirl in the kitchen, maybe, just maybe i wouldn't blow the place up. lol

    yay for jaxson and potting training!! congratulations to both of you!!

    i hope your week starts off wonderful, ashley <3

  3. I am glad you shared this b/c I am dreading the potty training process...taking notes my friend!

  4. you are such a good momma! :) i just stumbled upon your blog, excited to follow along and read more!


  5. Yay for potty training!

    And by the way, don't worry about having them in pullups or diapers when they are sleeping. It took my son quite a while to get that down and my girl will be 3 in december and we are still doing diapers and naps and desire to give that up. I believe it takes those bladders a while to get used to the idea of waking up to go potty.

    You are doing great!

  6. oh now you know I'll be coming to you when my little guy needs to be learning this! :)

  7. potty training is such a challenge. I agree with you to not push it. And when someone tells you "My child was potty trained by 18 months!", they're lying.

    My kids wore pull ups every night until they were close to four years old. They were completely trained but I wasn't. I was scared of accidents. lol

    And yes! Post recipes. Please!