Friday, June 17, 2011

I hesitate...

I have been putting off writing this post for over a week now. I am terrified that we are going to regress back to the land of diapers. But, I don't think there is any turning back now...
Eli is potty trained!

I cannot believe how big he is. What in the world happened to my baby boy?!? Where did he go? How did it happen this fast and without my consent?

Here are a couple of pictures Chris snapped of him while we were on a photoshoot last weekend. Who better to test the light for us? :) He LOVED Jaxon's football, so for his big reward for no accidents last week, we went to the store and bought him one. Heaven help us if he is a football player. His daddy and I will totally be out of our element. Not that I am limiting him at all though- he is pretty amazing.

He has done great. We started going out of the house on diaper-free outings last Sunday. No accidents! He still is a little fearful when we aren't at home, but I expected much worse. Now, we will just have to work on someone besides me taking him- like the grandparents! Today we made a two hour trek and still no accidents. Wow, if someone would have told me that everything we went through in the first three days would work I would have laughed in their face.
We still use diapers at night...will someone please explain pull-ups to me? We bought a box and they are super expensive! Ah! (Okay, most of you know I am cheap) What is the point of them? Isn't it pretty much like a diaper at night anyway? Except that they can pull them down like underwear? Honestly, I really don't care about that...Eli seems to adjust just fine with out the pull-ups, so we will keep wearing diapers at night for a while.

Funny conversation with Eli yesterday:
(Referring to the Cars on his big boy underwear, as we are putting them back on from a successful potty break)
Eli: They are mad!
Me: They are mad? Why are they mad?
Eli: They need a cookie. Cookies make them happy!
Me: Cookies make them happy? Do cookies make Eli happy too?
Eli: Yeah!
(The Car charaters did look a little angry...more along the line of competitive though, but I didn't feel like explaining that...I will save that conversation for another day)


Lish said...

Way to go Eli! I can't imagine ever leaving the house "diaper-free." Such a foreign idea:)