Arrrghh this mama needs some sleep! For the past two days I would say I’m probably running on 7 hours of sleep all together. I don’t know if you remember from my previous potty training post; Kiara had regressed in her potty training and was refusing to go to the potty. Well, this post is basically a continuation of my previous potty training post. Since then she has been slowly getting back into her routine of doing pee-pee in the potty (she’s been poopy trained since the age of about 14-15 months). Today, I am happy to announce that my Kiara is doing great! All of last week and these past few days she has been wearing underwear throughout the day instead of diapers. Woo Hoo! She has had a couple of mishaps when she didn’t make it to the toilet in time, but that’s ok. I’ve been putting diapers only to sleep since she still can’t hold it through the entire night (not that she sleeps the entire night – but that’s a different story hahaha).
Although I am so super excited that she will soon be completely off diapers at the age of 2 years and 1 month, the past two days have been awful. She has been waking up in the middle of the night announcing “mommy pee-pee potty, pee-pee potty go go go,” Last night she woke up 3 times and the night before she woke up 4 times!! That’s not counting the times she wakes up to ask for water or leche (milk). Anyway, I literally have to jump out of bed like a mad woman, pick her up, run to the toilet, put on her toilet seat on the toilet (because she now refuses to do it in her little potty), take her diaper off and sit her on the toilet, all within milliseconds so that she doesn’t pee on herself. Now, imagine that 3-4 times throughout the night… I was ready to pull my hair out. Next thing you know its 7AM and time for mommy to get up and get ready to go to work while she sleeps peacefully until 10 – 10:30AM.
But, today is a new day; sleep deprived and everything, but closer to conquering the potty-training stage. At the end of the day it is all worth it, fewer diapers, and fewer messes. She is also already learning how to properly wipe after going to the potty and wash herself during bath time. Although our little munchkin seems to be growing so fast, we are definitely grateful she is eager to learn and is already so independent in her ways; we absolutely welcome and encourage it.