Friday, February 1, 2013

Feeling the love and a big step for Clara

You guys, seriously, thanks SO, so much to everyone who shared links to our adoption profile or adoption blog on Facebook and other social media outlets over the past two days.  Who knows what will come of it, BUT I have been blown away by the massive jump in number of views of our adoption profile in the past 48 hours - almost over 600 views, in fact!  Maybe, just maybe, one of those views will lead us to a baby.  Here's hoping.

In other news, (and this is where I insert a disclaimer that I am about to write about potty training and some people may just not want to read any further if that sort of thing bugs you about blogs) Little Miss Clarabelle spent this past week learning how to use the potty and I am very pleased that she is sort-of potty trained now.  I say sort of because I know that she is really young and will continue to have accidents here and there and she will probably wear a diaper at night for a little while still, BUT she didn't have a single accident yesterday or today.  And that was even with me taking her all over the place - the library for story time, to the park, to Costco, to the grocery store, to the post office, to the bank, to the gym, etc. (I had tons of errands for some reason!) - and her taking 2 1/2 hour naps each day where she woke up totally dry.  She used the potty at Costco and at the library like a champ while I held her for support.  We are SO proud of her! 

We started putting her on the potty last Friday and went for it full-fledged starting last Saturday.  We went through every pair of panties she owned each of the first three days (Sat. through Mon.) and I had to do laundry every night because she had zero control over what she was doing, but by the end of Monday she had started to figure it out and Tuesday she only had three accidents and even those she had given me signs that she was needing to use the potty and I just couldn't get her into the bathroom and pull her pants down fast enough. 

Anyway, that is the big news around here.  We didn't do a whole lot else this week since the first few days of potty training we spent a significant portion of our day in the bathroom while I read books to Clara to keep her entertained while we sat and waited for her to learn what she was supposed to do.  I am so glad that now even if another baby comes along the way we will only have one in diapers!  Tomorrow might be a big test of Clara's skill with potty-training though since she and I are flying to Utah for a quick trip!  Wish us luck!


  1. Yay!! What a huge step for her, so young! Christy and I were talking about how we might try your technique with our kiddos :)

  2. Yay for profile views and "Holy cow, way to go!" For potty training!


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