Saturday, September 27, 2008

Potty Training

Ahren has decided that he wants to go pee pee in the potty. On Thursday, when nanny checked him and he was dry, she asked if he wanted to pee pee in the potty and he said yes. he ran into the bathroom, sat on the little potty and peed right away. He was sooo proud! Then on Friday, he went almost all day dry, peeing in the potty all on his own. I had him in cotton training pants and he never had an accident. Today, Sat. , he went most of the day in training pants with no accidents. This afternoon at nap time he got a diaper and poo poo'd in it. We aren't pushing it, but we do cheer him on and reward him. He is doing it on his own. I never thought we would even try until  months from now, but he has a different plan. 

In addition, when we picked him up, he still got a bottle every 4 hours, with cereal and sugar in it. By the time we got home from Guatemala he was on 2 bottles a day. Well, he decided he didn't want the nap one anymore a couple of weeks ago, and then in the past week or so he decided he didn't want the bedtime one. He wants a drink of juice like Levi instead. Then right to sleep he goes. Not a peep or a fuss. 

Tell me, can this really be true? Can this child just assimilate so easily, want hugs and kisses, be happy and well-adjusted, laugh and play and understand english so well after just one month? Is he for real? Was all the pain of the process something that guaranteed us this fantastic forming of family? Seriously, this child laughs and hugs and kisses all day long. Can this be real??????

4 comments:

Reba said...

Wendy, I don't post often but I follow daily. What a wonderful post! I love that Ahren is adjusting so well. It sounds like he is just ready for the potty...how awesome! After your long wait, I am so glad the adjustment is going so well. Our daughter was two when we brought her home and her adjustment was a bit rougher (I think part was age, part was personality...hers and mine :) but we are pretty much in a happy place now. I am glad you sound like you have gotten to pass go and go straight TO the happy plate. (I am still praying for PBJ, wherever she is)
Reba

Kim said...

I hope it is!!! It does sound like he is doing a great job.

supermom said...

I'm so happy for you. Both of you deserve this. He is adapting so well because you have made this so easy on him. WTG to him for doing so well with potty training :)

dana said...

It is real. You perservered and God has rewarded you greatly. In the middle of the struggle, we don't see the end that God has in store for us. How sweet - ENJOY!!!!
Love you!!