Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A very fulfilling day!

Well, I have been waiting for this day since May. Ellie is so great at going pee pee on the potty, but has always been terrified of going #2. She holds it all day till I put a diaper on her for nap time or at night. I tried a couple of times to let her sleep in undies, but she has not been ready and it is a huge wet mess. I preferred the nap over the other! She woke up this morning and said I go in the potty! She tried for a really long time and then we all went out for a jog. We came home and she tried again with success! I got teary eyed because we have talked about this for months. We often pray for her to go in the potty and or pray during the act. She has known for months that the day she goes #2 in the potty that she could go to the toy store to pick out a toy. We celebrated Ellie all morning today as Mike had lots of errands for work to do so we went along. She loved getting to pick out something just for her. She picked some new paint and some markers/notepad. The Dr. told me not to push it and when she is ready she would do it. Ellie has always been this way in that she will do it when she wants to and to force it is just awful. I have been so excited all day for her and I think it is because of all the work that had gone into this potty training moment. I'm hoping Anna will be much easier. I think she will as she already loves to "act" like she is going potty. Sorry to inform you all of such boring info, but it was a big deal at our house!

5 comments:

Katrina said...

Yea!! Carsen is opposite. She does not like to pee on the potty but thinks it is cool to poop (we are still VERY far from being potty trained though)
Missed you at Bible Study today

amy said...

oh, holly. i can soooo relate to this post. this is the story of our lives! abby too was terrified to poop on the potty. i don't know why... she just would flat out refuse. she FINALLY went on saturday while she was at upward with justin (at church of all places... but on the little preschool potty). so we did the same thing... went to the store, picked out a new toy (she picked this ugly boy doll... i mean ugly. we tried to talk her out of it to no avail.) but we got home and she disappeared only to return and tell us that she had pooped in her big girl panties. success followed by disaster. needless to say, she hasn't gone on the potty since. i'm ready to pull my hair out!!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr......

Tasha Via said...

That IS a big deal!! I'm so glad for the Breakthrough=)
What a day of relief, huh...

Caryn said...

What a wonderful VICTORY!!

Kelly Via said...

What a great accomplishment!! I am so excited for you guys and especially for Ellie!! Way to Put the Poop in the Potty!! Whew!