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Friday, August 15, 2008

It's a MIRACLE


So, we actually did it! We had a miracle happen in our house this week. . . Keira actually is potty trained!!! I mean wearing underpants with no accidents ever, I don't remind her to go she just goes! So it all started after I read the book "Potty Training in Less Than a Day" I was completely prepared with what the book says to do, I had plenty of treats & drinks. We had her day on Tuesday, it started off HORRIBLE, I couldn't even get her to put underpants on without a HUGE fight. We did it though and continued with the potty training which involves a massive amount of praise and excitment, they get praised over every thing they do and for having dry pants etc. It's really very invovled. After so many hours she still had not gone to the bathroom, she was willing but was starting to get bored with the whole thing. Then my aunt came up with the brilliant idea from "Super Nanny" to have the "diaper fairy" come and get her diapers to use on the new babys in the hospital. So we did that, we had her put out her diapers in a basket by our couch and later, it was like magic the diaper fairy had come and taken her diapers. She left a trail of sparkles, a note and some prizes for Keira which where some new Hello Kitty panies, and a small toy. The note told her that if she wanted to keep her prizes then she had to pee in the potty, if not then her mom got them until she did pee in the potty. Well I had to take them from her cause it was still a no go. I was, however not going to put her back in diapers it was just underpants, I had her wear the thick potty training ones and then if we went places I put those vinyl training pants over her underpants so it wouldn't get all over the floor at other places. Anyway we where at my moms and my mom decided to see if she could get her to go. Keira was doing her usual thing getting upset and saying "I can't do it, I want to get down, I done" etc. My mom got really stern with her and said "yes, you can do it, you want to get in trouble" anyway all of the sudden Keira stopped, smiled and looked at my mom and then she peed saying "I did it, I'm a big girl" the whole thing took about 15 minutes. Then after that every few hours we would take her and have to fight her and say "you are doing this, you are not getting up til you pee" after the first time it got easier and easier so after about a day of doing that she didnt' give us trouble when we took her anymore she would just sit there and say "it's coming, I did it, I'm a big girl." Then on Monday I decided to test her to see if she would go without any reminders and she did, we never remind her anymore she just goes, she even came in from playing outside to go and went during the middle of Dora so that is HUGE. We are so excited, it's like this massive weight just lifted off my shoulders.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

YAY!

~Beginning to End~ said...

That is awesome! ha I was wondering how that was going...I know she was being a pain about it all. That is awesome!! :)

Lisa said...

Way to go! Potty training was so not fun with Josie. But it seems once they get it, they get it and it's down. So nice to only have one kid in diapers!

Zack and Jess said...

Hey lady! Oh man, that is such exciting news!! Karri has kept me updated on the hassle it has been. So wow, nice accomplishment! Hope things are well! All your girls are too cute!

Robinson Family said...

Great Job! I am going to start potty training Clay when I get home. Any pointers? I have heard that boys are a lot harder than girls. I hope that isn't true!!

DMJK McQuivey said...

Hey Jess! I am glad you found my blog. Your kids are so very cute. We live in Summerlin, so if you ever visit let us know! It was good to hear from you.

Doug & Angie Gray said...

I am so glad you found our blog and we found yours. We just found out today we are having a girl. I am excited. Doug is too but not as you know. Now we can keep up a little better. Thanks for checking out my blog.

Challey said...

CONGRATS!!! I know it was real big for Keira, but come on! You NEED a pedicure at the least. Way to go for not putting her up for adoption. Good job.

The Olsen's said...

Jessie-
It's Lindsay Olsen! Glad to see you have a blog! I found it off of Camber's! Hope you don't mind! Miss ya!
Linz

Arya Jones said...

Jess, Oh my gosh, how are you???? I can't believe you have three such adorable daughters-they look like you, too! Ok, we have to catch up. My email is aryajones@gmail.com. Congratulations on the potty training, by the way.
Arya

makinzee said...

I love that book! It worked for us, now I'm thinking about trying it again with my little boy! I hear boys are so hard to train but ohhh am I ready to be done with poopy diapers!