I waited until after breakfast to change Micah out of his diaper and put on his training underwear. After that I gave him lots to drink and started putting him on the potty every 20 minutes. Nothing happened for the first few times and then suddenly, on his own initiative, Micah informed me that he had to GO! So, we ran to the potty and sure enough, he did! Since then he's told me almost every time except for once when he was busy playing. Could it really be THIS easy??
Micah with his very first sticker!
He actually got SO into this potty thing that he was asking to go every few minutes for awhile this morning - and he went a little bit every time. I started wondering if he was doing this on purpose since each time he would get a mini-celebration including smarties and a sticker for his Dora potty chart. Is it normal for them to want to go that often? I tried to occupy him with some other things so that he wouldn't ask to go constantly, and so that when he DID go it would be a substantial amount. I'm going to run out of stickers and smarties at this rate!
I'm not sure how naptime will go. I showed him the pull-ups I had bought for sleeping and he cried because he didn't want to wear them. I guess they look a little too much like diapers. So, I put on his plastic bedsheet and put him down in his underwear. I don't think I would be brave enough to do this if it wasn't for what Erik's mom told me yesterday. She said that when she potty-trained Erik he refused to wear a diaper for sleeping. So, she didn't put one on him and he stayed totally dry. I'm a little doubtful, but I'll let you know if we have the same success with Micah...
I had to snap one last picture of Micah in diapers last night. Good-bye saggy diapers!!
In other news, Keziah is practicing her sitting these days. I still stay pretty close when she's sitting but she's going for longer stretches all the time...
Mother's Day gifts - flowers, candy and a girly Starbucks travel mug. Erik purposely got me one that he wouldn't be tempted to use for himself. So thoughtful :)