The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

4 Days and Counting...

Just a real quick entry to say that it is 4 days and counting that Keira has been exclusively been going pee and poop in the potty. 4 DAYS!!! Granted, she still needs a diaper when she takes a nap or sleeps through the night, but when she is awake during the day, she not only pees and poops in the potty, but goes and does it herself! She runs into the bathroom when she feels the urge, throws her underpants into the hallway, climbs up on the step stool and gets on the potty by herself. She doesn't even like either of us in the bathroom. LOL

I think that it was the magical combination of bribery, chocolate and Princess Underwear! The first morning of the 4 day streak, I went out and bought her a 7 pack of Disney Princess Underwear as well as a bag of Cherry Chocolate Kisses. I decided that enough was enough with the stupid Training Pants. They obviously were doing nothing for her getting to understand when she needed to go. We would have to just bite the bullet and deal with the mishaps and mess if we were going to finally be successful with it. I promised that she could have 1 chocolate whenever she told mommy and daddy that she needed to go potty and didn't pee in her underwear AND if she was good and only peed and pooped in the potty, she can wear her special Princess underwear...well that was all it took. She was off and running. She completely stopped at that point with telling us when she had to go and wanted to go on her own so that she could try on all her new underwear! I started to just leave the pack in the bathroom and everytime she would go, I would help her wipe and after that, she would put different one on. This totally tells me that she had it all along and just needed that extra thing to push her into wanting to do it.
It was a big test to see if she would keep it up during her time at daycare and she has! Amanda told me today that she would just go by herself whenever she needed to. My little girl is growing up...which kind of makes me a little sad, but when I think of the savings in diapers...well, let's just say that it makes it a little easier to get over it! :)

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