Monday, November 9, 2009

Now I know...

...that it's a battle of the wills. Sophia had some advantage over me coming into the day because I still held some doubt that she was physically ready to potty train. Now, at 9 a.m., that advantage is history. She got up at 7 this morning, and I put her straight into big girl panties. Since that time, Sophia has not pooped or peed even a little. So I guess she is physically able to hold it.

Now we'll just have to see who wins. During that two hours, she has only *willingly* sat on the potty twice. No accidents yet, so I've got that going for me. Still, it's only successful potty training if there's pottying going on...

Addendum: It's now 9:50. The house smells like vinegar (from cleaning) and frustration. Needless to say, Sophia: 1, Mom: 0. That's just the battle, not the war. It's on.


  1. Good luck, LJ! Potty training is hard... but she'll get it. She's smart. :) You could always try what one of my friends said to do- give her tons of juice and water, so she has to go a LOT, and eventually, she'll make it- the 1st day. We have that same potty chair, too. And, unfortunately, we'll be using it again soon for Justin. Fingers crossed. I hope she catches on really fast for y'all! The video was so cute.

  2. Thanks Sarah! We've already had one success. She stopped herself and made it to the potty. So pleased!! I know it's just the first step, but I'll take it...