So.. we started the whole potty training thing in January.. We had already introduced Leala to her own potty and she 98% of the time went number 2 in there, but we had a problem with peeing.. She had done really well with waking up and telling us she needed to go pee, but she got sick in December I think, and then all that went away.. So we had to start from scratch when it came to peeing.. Anyway, all of that was before we started *really* trying in January..
So on January 7th, we explained everything to her about what she was supposed to do and what she wasn't supposed to do.. And we put her in panties. We spent the day asking her every 5-10 minutes (I'm sure it wasn't, but it seemed like it) if she needed to go potty. We had 8 accidents her first day. The next day, we did the same thing.. Every day she wore panties during the day at home and a pull-up or diaper at night. And at the beginning, she wore a pull-up or diaper when we went out. The second day she had 4 accidents...
Her accidents went like this (starting on the first day): 8, 4, 4, 5, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and so on! On day 6, she was day-potty-trained! It was a lot of work and tough to do, but we are beaming with joy to see that she could do it! We've had maybe 2 accidents since then, but even then it was only a drop (oh and we've had company for 2 weeks and had 2 parties and she was still good with it... didn't get too busy playing and forgot or anything!!).
The entire time we were potty training, she stopped peeing at night in her diaper. Every morning, she'd wake up and say "pee!". She's so smart and such a fast learner. We still put her in pull-ups at night, just in case, but she doesn't pee in them. One night, Kevin even forgot to put a pull-up on her and kept her in her panties and she didn't pee in them. We'll soon tackle panties at night (not that it would really be a problem, I think), but I'm waiting for things to settle down before I do that. Things have been crazy these past few weeks.
Anyway, so our little girl was potty trained before she even turned 2! We are so proud of her and cannot believe we have such an amazing little girl! It was a great feeling to give away her diaper pail to my expecting sister-in-law (who now has such a cute little baby girl)!
Here are some random pictures taken at the beginning of January too. Thought they were too cute not to share!