Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Noah 2.5: It's Potty Time

On Saturday, I turned 2 1/2! Cool, huh?
So since I am a big boy now, I decided it was time to kick the diapers and go pee-pee and poo-poo in the potty like all big kids. OK, so I didn't really have a choice in the matter. My daycare is moving me up to the Preschool Class in August and guess what? I have to be potty trained. If you listen closely, you can probably still hear Mommy sobbing a bit. Oh, dear.
So I went back to my old friend the potty. Isn't he cute? No more casually sitting on him before my bath. I have some work to do now.
Mommy made me a neato Potty Chart (don't laugh too hard...Mommy can not draw to save her life). When I go pee-pee or poo-poo in the potty, I get to put a sticker in the box and keep one for myself.
Check out the awesome stickers Mommy got me. Is 2,000 a lot of stickers? Here's the wrinkle though. Mommy cleared out all the stickers from the house. So the only way I get stickers is if I use the potty. This is serious! I better get good at this quick or I might go through sticker withdrawal!
Mommy says I have to keep my eye on the big prize: underwear! We picked out these sweet Thomas ones. I can't wait to wear them. But first things first...
I started out the day wearing my new Pull-Ups. They are quite comfy, if I do say so myself.
So now I had to wait for the pee-pee and poo-poo to come. I hung out with some friends...
...and played with my animals.
Then it was time to sit and try to go. I found some stimulating reading material to peruse while I waited.
By the end of the weekend, I went poo-poo and pee-pee in the potty. And yesterday, I went pee-pee at daycare. Not bad for my few days, right? Daddy says this takes practice so I'm going to keep at it. I'll let you know how it goes...
On another note, Daddy figured that if I was going to start potty training, I better have more suitable sleeping arrangements. So while Mommy and I were shopping, he converted my crib into a toddler bed.
When I woke up from my nap, I discovered the change. I think I like it. I had a bit of trouble the first night (a bit of a mishap with my lovely falling out of bed and me not being able to find it) but by last night, I had slept through the night no problem.
So there you have it. A big weekend full of firsts! I think I'll get my driver's license next...

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Hang in there Momma -- I think potty training is going to be harder on the parents than Noah! I am so impressed by the reward system - great idea about the stickers. Good luck! You will be going to the potty in no time.

Allison said...

Best of luck to you Noah - and the whole family! What a big time for you big guy! You are getting so big so fast!!

Meg said...

I think you're on the right track Noah, you seem to understand the whole program....waiting, reading, stickers, etc! Nice for Mama that you are such a sticker fan, may speed things up!? Good luck with this big milestone!
love ~m

Marirose said...

Noah, reading while on the potty is a great idea! It helps pass the time. I'm sure Sir has some good golf magazines for you to look at too! You are an amazing 2 1/2 year old. Tutu