Galations 2:20-21

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Galations 2:20-21

Monday, August 8, 2011

Potty Training my 21 Month Old: Week 1

After the first three days of being trapped in the house, we decided it was time to venture out into the world. We started with a short trip to the post office in cloth training pants. The trip was a success. Throughout the week we spend a couple hours at my parents' house here and there. He had several accidents, but he always seemed to catch himself and then finish on the potty. I have taken a few short trips to the store. I reminded him often about asking to go on the potty if he needed to go. Each trip we made he had to go potty, and he did great going on the big potty in the public rest rooms. I had him stand up on the toilet seat facing the wall and he did great. We took him to a birthday party yesterday. I thought that could be a rough one because of all the destractions and playing with the kids, but he did great. He had one minor accident. We have been putting him in cloth diapers for naptime and a disposable diaper for bedtime. Almost every night since Day 3 he has woken up and asked to go on the potty at least once, but often several times! Not going to say I love waking up in the middle of the night more often, but the hubby has been a great help and I don't mind so much when Gideon is making such great progress.

In conclusion, I believe it is safe to say that Gideon is completely potty trained-WHEN HE IS NAKED. He runs to the potty when he needs to go and can hold it until he gets there like a pro. When he has is training pants on it is a bit more of a challenge for him. In this next week I am going to make a concentrated effort to have him wear training pants most of the time. I still like to give him a little pants free time in the morning (because that's when he seems to go the most and has his bowel movement). I don't feel like I have been doing tons of laundry. I am feeling great about the progress he is making.

Thanks for all your prayers and support, but most of all i thank the Lord for his strength for myself and HIS working in my little guys heart.

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