Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I did it!! Those are the words that Addison says after she goes potty. A lot of you know that we attempted to try and potty train Addison right before Drew was born. By the end of that week she surprisingly did really well, until the UTI came. After a month of antibiotics and having to stop the potty training we were back in diapers. Then in December we had a few test done to make sure she didn't have reflux since it runs in Tim's family. So my original plan was to start the potty training the first of this year. Well...the first of the year came and went and the thought of going through the process again provided little motivation. Well months went by and it was now Memorial Day and we needed to head to the store for diapers. While we were there we decided to take Addison to the isle where they sell big girl undies. We told her she could pick three kinds of big girl underwear. She picked Princesses, Tinkerbell, and Minnie Mouse. She was so excited for her big girl underwear. Then came in the reverse psychology. We told her, "Oh wait, we can't get those. You don't go on the big girl potty." She really wanted them and so we asked her, "Are you going to start going potty on the big girl potty?" She told us yes. So when we got home she put on her big girl undies and we haven't looked back since. She has done a wonderful job. I think it had to do with the fact she was finally ready and she loved the potty chart, treats (Swedish fish), and all the excitement and encouragement we gave her. After a week of being potty trained she was waking up dry from her naps and in the mornings. Good job Addie, we are so proud of you!

7 comments:

Cam and Mary said...

Way to go Addie! I'm sure she will love that picture when she gets older. :) Your potty chart is so cute too!

The Royal Family said...

congrats! That's a big step. We have been trying to potty train for a month ish... but its not going to happen. So we will be waiting until baby #2 is here and whatever to try again. :(

Good job Addison!

The girl said...

She is so cute. Hey...tell Tim to look at my blog. Thanks!

Rhonda said...

Awesome Addison! That's so encouraging! Yazee is in the process of potty training right now... We'll see how it goes. So far, so good.

The Sennett Family said...

Good Job Addie!! that is awesome!! I am SO glad she didn't have reflux. McKinley did and had to have surgery at 7 months to fix it. It was not a good experience!!

Jake, Teylor and Walker said...

seriously...so cute! I LOVE that potty chart. Did you make it? Can you help me make one?

Jason and Tawni said...

Way to go Addie! That is a HUGE step and from what I understand it is a task that requires a lot of patience for parents. It looks like you guys are over the hurdle, I will remember the potty chart and the reverse psychology when we get to that stage next year. You guys are such a cute family!