They have it. They really have it!! Now do they DO IT, every time? No, especially Abby. She had several accidents yesterday along with a really nasty poop one.
I have no doubt that in a few days we will be down in accidents. The only thing we are struggling with is night time. Olivia wakes up about 1:30 or 2:00. We put her on the potty and she goes but then she doesn't want to get back in her bed. She wants Mommy in Mommy's bed. She also wants Mommy's pillow and Mommy's space. She stays dry, though. Abby wakes up sometime in the night, either 2:00 or 3:30 or even 5:30 or 6:00, but she is wet. Sometimes she sleeps through an accident and sometimes she wakes up but she is always wet. Plus, she is upset because she is wet. She also doesn't want to go back to her bed. She wants to sit with Mommy in the recliner. So every morning it has been Mommy in the recliner with Abby, and Gary ends up with Olivia's feet in his back.
Are toddler beds our next step? That scares me more than potty training because then they will be LOOSE! But really, we are on the verge of it because they can get a foot over the rail and I am sure they could figure out how to get out if it occurred to them
We also had our first outing yesterday! We drove through Chick-Fil-A and brought it home. I even had to stop for gas. They did great. Then, last night we went to a Spaghetti Dinner benefiting the 3 day Breast Cancer Walk Gary is participating in. I was very nervous to take them out, but they did great! I had them go twice before they left. When we got there they tried to go, but didn't until we got home. They stayed dry!! Whoo-hoo!
Today, we started with an actual Potty Chart. Each time they go tee-tee in the potty, they get a sticker. If they poop in the potty, they get two. Then they get to pick a prize after 7 stickers. I had them both go to earn their first sticker. They don't "get it" but maybe it will help them to know they are working toward something. So far today, Olivia has told me she had to poop. Abby has told me twice she had to pee and she has had one accident. Again, she was so upset and said, "I tee-tee on the floor." over and over again. Poor baby.
We ran out of rewards so Gary went to the store to get some more along with...
Aww, yeah, BABY! Finally! I have been waiting for this one all year. I can't wait to dive into it.