Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The adventures of potty training part II

So I thought it would be a good idea to give an update on our potty training adventure. First off, thank you all for your suggestions (and sympathy.) I tried the sticker chart, which worked well for about three days, but then Annalise decided that she didn't like me telling her when to go potty.......she is way too independent to have any one telling her what to do. So at that point I had enough of our two heads butting together and decided to take a little break. I put her back in diapers for two weeks, and in the meantime got her a little princess potty throne, and some children's books about the potty from the library.

We borrowed "Everybody Poops", and "A Potty For Me" which Annalise loved. I ran out of diapers last week and decided there is no time like now! So we tried our "big kid underwear" again, and apparently it worked. The first day she had two accidents, a few days later she had one accident on Thanksgiving (but it was kind of hectic and she didn't know where to find me before it was too late.) Now she is sleeping and running around diaper free.
It is funny the little things you get excited about, but the second day she came to me and told me that she needed to pee, it was the happiest moment of my day. Now she is a pro.....and I don't have to buy diapers anymore (well at least for another 4 months or so.)

Speaking of more diapers, my ultrasound is coming up on the 10th! And.....I finally convinced Kevin to let me find out if we are having another little girl, or a whole new world of boy. The deal is, we are going to ask the tech to write down the sex for us, and we are going to put it in an envelope and open it on Christmas. What a great Christmas present!! (So hopefully we can tell if it is a boy or girl in the ultrasound.) It is amazing how fast the first half of pregnancy has gone, but that is easy to say now that I am out of my first trimester and feeling human again.

Well, while I am rambling on I might as well tell you how close Kevin is to the end of his first quarter of school at OSU. All he has left are finals, and then I get my husband back on Wednesday......Yay! Then he is heading to Nicaragua next Saturday to party (well work) for a week with some of his peers from school.

Sorry for no pictures, but we are getting a new camera soon and then I can finally fit my camera in my purse! TTFN


Heather Stott said...

good job annalise! and congratulations on no more diapers (well at least for a few months like you said) :) I am SOOOO happy you are finding out what your having! it makes it more fun for everyone else too! like Aunties that have the same due date! can't wait to see you guys soon!

sonny said...

What a stinkin' cute idea of finding out the sex of your baby. I LOVE IT!

The Schexnayders said...

Yeaaa Annalise!!! Im still trying to get Ayden to pee in the potty every time. Arghhh! I love the idea to find out the sex of the baby on Christmas morning. Nicaragua??? Why there?? Isnt there somewhere in Hawaii or Canada or ???

Patty Sampson said...

I am so happy for Anna!! Way to go little princess potty girl. :) I love the way you made pooping cool. :)

As for the sex of the baby, WAY to go Kevin! I am really REALLY excited to hear what the baby will be.