My beautiful blessings!

My beautiful blessings!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bam!! Rome is potty trained

I was dreading the whole potty training thing with Rome. Every mother I talked to said they hate the potty training phase and how horrible it is. But can I just say that it was sooooo easy. Maybe because I didn't try to force Rome to do it before he was ready. I talked to a lady I met in Rome's Little kickers (soccer) classes at the park about what she did with her daughter and her advice worked out perfectly. We just went and bought Rome some big boy undies and just went for it. Got him up one morning and put the undies on him and went and showed him his potty and told him he needed to go in his potty and not in his big boy undies. At first we tried putting him in front of the T.V. sitting on his potty and it didn't really work out to well. He never went to the bathroom on his potty.

We figured he wanted privacy, so we put the potty in the bathroom and viola, we were right, he finally went pee pee! We jumped up and down and clapped our hands like a bunch of crazy people. You would have thought he just won the super bowl or something haha! We rewarded him with a few chocolate chips. He only had 2 accidents the entire week. We had to take a week break and go back to diapers cuz romanian got sick and wasn't cooperating and well I didn't want to fuss with it while he was sick and miserable.

The next week when Rome was feeling better we were back in the game and he did so good. He went poo in the potty like a champ. Whenever he would start whining for his diaper I knew it was because he had to go number 2, so I would just keep incouraging him to go in his potty and that he didn't need his diaper to go potty anymore! It's been so easy and he has had very little accidents. He just goes in and goes potty without me reminding him or helping him. He even dumps it in the big toilet and flushes all by himself. The only thing we need to work on is getting him to put his clothes back on after he goes haha. Poor sister missionaries were over and got flashed a few times because he would run out butt naked yelling, "I did it, I did it guys."
I love having Rome potty trained, it is the best thing. The older he gets the less stuff I have to pack every time we go somewhere. Now when we go to the store I just have to pack a drink, snacks, and sometimes ill bring extra pants and undies just in case we have an accident (haven't had one yet :) ). Hopefully I didn't just jinx us lol.  I have learned that potty training really isn't all that bad and I'm so so very glad were done with it.

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