proud mama [ a post about a potty ]

i can’t believe how Joy is just growing up and changing everyday. today was a big day of first for her. this morning she slept much later than she usually does. when she woke up, she peed and pooped in her potty. we have been putting her on the potty for about a month and a half to two months now. so she’s pooped in it a few times and peed in it plenty. i must admit, we weren’t doing it regularly, however. well, a few days ago, i started putting her on the potty when she first woke up in the morning. she usually pees but today she peed AND pooped. i was sooooo excited! we’ve been working on elimination communication and we’re getting good at nonverbally communicating with each other about her elimination needs. i’ve gotten to the point where i can almost always understand when she has to poop. i’m still working on figuring out her cues for when she has to pee so i just put her on the potty at times when most babies have to pee [ like right after a nap ]. i also put her on after she eats or if she hasn’t been on there in awhile. today was the best day so far (in terms of her potty progress) because i only had to change two wet diapers (as opposed to … idk … a million) … every other time she peed [ and both times she pooped ], it was in the potty. that’s a HUGE milestone for us. the coolest thing about all this potty stuff is that she’s really starting to understand it. if i put her on the potty and she doesn’t need to use it, she ‘hops’ right off [ her legs are too short to touch the ground so it’s more like she falls off but we’ll keep that to ourselves ]. if she does need to use it, she’ll stay on until she’s done, then she ‘hops’ [read:falls] off. today was the first time she had to pee AND poop so she peed and stayed on and waited a minute or two and then pooped and then waited and then pooped more [ is that too much info to share online? lol ]. then she was ready to ‘hop’ [ fall ] off. so it was pretty cool.

[ sidenote : we’ve been having a hard time working with Joy’s sleeping. she just doesn’t get it. we always have to put her to sleep and she wakes up a lot and has to be put back to sleep. she’s learned to put herself back to sleep (sometimes) now so … we’re making progress. ]

the other cool thing that happened today was Joy saying a new word. so far the only words she’s said clearly are ‘mama’ and ‘daddy’ but today she said ‘uh oh.’ can you imagine how cute it is for a little chocolate drop with a curly fro to say ‘uh oh’? well, it was even cuter than that!

[ another sidenote (completely random information that i’m only putting on here for recording purposes) : Joy likes pears . i don’t . that’s the first things she’s eaten that she likes and i don’t . ]

so i’m on cloud nine today … well maybe 10 or 11 or something like that. Joy’s pretty much the coolest kid ever.

OH MY GOSH! JOY WILL BE ELEVEN MONTHS A WEEK FROM TOMORROW!

anyway, ciao 🙂

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