First Day of Potty Training

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today was our first day of potty training. I said a long prayer to God that he would give me patience and not get stressed out. The morning went well for the first day. Melissa woke up and I put her last diaper on her. After breakfast she had a dirty diaper and off to change the last diaper. I told her she was becoming a big girl and it's time to put on big girl panties. I let Melissa throw the left over diapers away and say I'm a big girl! She didn't seem to have any problems.

Once she was in her panties I made sure I stayed with her every move. One thing on this program it says to give lots of fluid so I was trying to pump it in her. Melissa isn't a drinker so I try not to force it on her. It was about an hour after putting on the panties that she had her first accident. I turned my back for a second and she was saying oh no mommy. I think could see and hear her going pee pee. I scooped her up and off the the potty we went. Knowing she probably had already finished I still made sure I put on the potty. I told her it was OK that she got her panties wet, but to make sure she told me next time she had to go pee pee or poop.

Lunch time came and went and I knew I had a chance to catch her before she had to poop. I think her going poop in the potty is going to be easier to catch because she goes to her spot. I caught her and off to the potty we went. I stood outside the bathroom to give her privacy and I could her her going poop. I was so happy. She told me she was all done. I went in and praised her . She was clapping. I told her what a big girl she was.

When Melissa woke up from her nap the bed was wet. The rest of the afternoon was a busy one. I bet she had in total of 12 accidents. She is doing good and letting me know that something is going on, but by the time we get to the potty she doesn't need to go. She had one time when she did pee pee in the potty and again I praised her.

I'll update you tomorrow on how the night time potty training goes.



Graciy said...

congrats on the poop lol I hope all goes well. you must of gotten a truck load of undies!

Mark, Lena and Kaelyn said...

Yea Melissa! Sounds like you are doing good. Praying for a good night!

Kecia said...


It's going to be a little hard but she already had a good start!!

Mom said that is better to clean a pee pee accdent than a poop accdent!