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Thanks for the kind words about my Dad. He has an appointment with a neurologist today. Hopefully, they can give us some insight into what’s going on.
I’m not too happy today since I technically only had one day off because I worked at the old spot on Saturday.
It went just as expected.
Only I can attract the emergencies that folks don’t normally see. Let’s just say, the girl’s uterus tried to come out with her 9 pound baby. Not cool man. Especially around change of shift. Especially when your girl is a little slow cause she hasn’t done this in a minute.
Pookah and the potty training. Not going so well. But we soldier on.
I’m still contemplating putting him back in pullups, but for now, I just do a lot of loads of clothes. And do a lot of reassuring. The accidents are starting to happen only when it’s time for him to wake up. But I did notice that yesterday when he had an accident during nap time, he started to go in the bed, but stopped himself. So his clothes were wet, but not the bed. He told me he was wet and then said he had to go the bathroom. Where he finished. Makes me say hmmmm……
I’ve been watching the Bible series on the history channel. Interesting.
Beyonce. Bow Down Bitches huh? Well. Do you Bey. I’m not going to say she shouldn’t have done it or that I even like the song ( great beat, but what’s up with the deep voice? Reminds me of Lady Gaga and her alter ego…) But what I will say is…she’s got everybody talking about her and the song doesn’t she? Smart girl.
I’m taking two photography classes right now and I’m BEHIND. Why do I do these things to myself? Because I’m obsessed and always want more knowledge that’s why. Never can have enough…..
The Shred Diet: I lost 4 pounds in the first week! WITHOUT exercising. So I’m kind of excited to see the results this week once I add in exercise. I’m going to the gym two or three days this week. And I’m going to walk on my breaks at work. 20 pounds. So 4 down 16 to go! One complaint: it’s expensive. I understand that eating healthy is expensive, but dang Dr Ian!
Easter is next week, bringing the end of Lent and my Starbucks back. I’m feening like a crackhead. Even after all this time. I.can’t.wait.
Anyway, that’s all that’s up with me right now. How about you?
The past few weeks, my boy has been going through it:
- a week long stomach virus
- a cold
- a bad cough that had us bringing out Mr Neb at 3 am.
He’s better, but now we have a new problem: potty training regression.
I guess it started when Pookah had the stomach virus about 3 weeks ago. He had diarrhea and couldn’t always make it to the bathroom. It would happen at school and at night.
Poor little guy.
But the sickness passed. And wetting the bed in the middle of the night came to stay.
The first night, I thought it was a fluke. I mean, he’s only been potty trained since about September. And he was still wearing pullups to bed until about a month ago. We ran out of pullups and he just started wearing no underwear to bed. No fuss. He did fine. But now….
This is frustrating on my part to say the least, but the really sad part is that poor Pookah is ashamed. He had a recent accident at school where he had a bowel movement that the teacher didn’t discover until she went to help him with his coat. When I asked him why he didn’t go to the bathroom, or at least tell his teacher that he didn’t make it, he just hung his head and said.
“didn’t want poor ms W to have to clean me up.”
Later on, he told me ” Schoolmate B called me a baby. He said only babies go on themselves.”
I spent the rest of my day reassuring him that he was a big boy and that even big boys have accidents from time to time.
And you KNOW I went up to his school the next day and had a chit chat with his teacher. She had heard the offender and punished him appropriately. And that’s when she let me know that she thought he was having a regression since he had been sick.
And it does get worse when he is sick, I’ve noticed. For instance, I got up 4 times the other night:
- Twice for asthma related breathing issues and
- Twice for accidents in the bed.
I don’t know how to help my boy.
He always cries or is just really sad when he calls in the middle of the night to tell us that he has wet himself. He always need assurance that he is still a big boy.
I don’t know how to fix this.
My first inclination is to put him back in pull ups at night. Just until it’s not a big deal anymore. Just so we can all take a break from worrying about it. We seem to be doing ok during the day. i just remind him a little more often than I used to and he makes it. And we make it through naptime just fine( most of the time). I have always limited the amount he drinks before bed, so I don’t think that is the problem.
But if I put him back in pullups, doesn’t that send the message that yes, you are a baby and you need these?
For now, I’ve just invested in three extra sets of sheets. Just in case.
But other than that, I’m stumped.
Potty training veterans, I need your help!
Soooo, after all my ranting and raving about what I wasn’t going to do with Pookah in terms of potty training, and after all the fuss and defiance with his teachers, I can say….
I have had to eat my words. *Bowing head in shame*
It seems, the daycare’s method is working.
Pookah has been dry( except for one incident Sunday during Mickey Mouse Club) for 6 days in a row. His daycare reports that he will tell them when he has to go to the bathroom. Not so much at home, but we get him there and he STAYS dry! AND he poops in the potty!!!!!!!!!
I guess being in wet underwear didn’t agree with him. He likes to say “I’m still dry Mommy.” Or when he poops..”I did it I did it!!!”
I’m stunned….just stunned…..
But it just prooves a point to me.
I don’t know everything….yet.