Well, you heard right. I am starting off on the marvelous, wonderful road of potty training. So yesterday I was geared up. I was gonna get her to pee pee in the potty every time, there was going to be no accidents. I was going to be vigilant! And yesterday the count stands at Regan 5, Mama 1. She peed where she wanted 5 times and she peed where I wanted 1 time! Oh I was vigilant. We pretty much set up camp in the bathroom. I had crakers and snacks 'cause that was pretty much the only way to get her to sit on the potty. We got a seat that sits inside the regular toilet seat and there was a built in shield. I think it got kind of uncomfortable for her. And she really couldn't climb up there even with the stool we got her. Anyway, I think she held it whenever she was sitting on the potty and whenever she was off she let her rip. UGH!!!!! So by mid-afternoon I had had enough fun and put a diaper on her. I was sitting there thinking that I would really like to hire someone to come and do this for me! What was I thinking! Maybe she's not ready! Maybe I could wait until she is 10. There has to be a better way!!!! Well she hates her diaper on and keeps saying, "Pee pee in potty". So I'm thinkin' I better give it another shot. Rome wasn't conquered in a day right? So last night I had Jason go to the store and get a potty chair that sits on the floor. It has a comfy little seat and the shield is reversible. I showed it to Regan this morning and explained that it was her big girl potty. I set it down, got her undressed and she imediately sat down. I had to take her off to get a towel underneath it and she screamed 'cause she wanted to keep sitting on it! So when she sat down she starts peeing in the potty!!!!! HALLELUJAH(Insert choir singing here)!!!!! I set the potty next to her books and then in the living room. The count today stands at Regan 1, Mama 4!!!!!! I know it is not over yet, but it is a BIG leap from yesterday!! Well, I'll let you know any developments in the adventure. I have a bunch of errands to run today so I'll have to put her diaper back on, but is that bad? I mean once I have started this is it ok to maybe have these first few days to introduce her to it? Let her warm up a bit, or from here on out should I be very strict about her going in the potty while she's awake? And is it bad to set up camp in the living room? Any tips from you seasoned potty trainers would be awesome!!
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