Thursday, July 14, 2011

Potty Training: Day 3

I did keep track of a schedule today, but I'm not going to post it.  Basically, she did WONDERFUL today.  I put her in panties first thing this morning and explained that we still had to use the potty, NOT our panties when we had to go pee pee.  I also stuck to my goal from yesterday to give her less liquids today.  A return to a normal amount of liquids has really helped us out today because she doesn't have to pee every 20 minutes anymore!

On average, she went at least an hour between going every time!  Sometimes even 1.5-2 hours!  She did SO GOOD and I was so proud of her.  One difference today - she never actually said that she had to go potty.  Or anything.  I just watched for her cues and put her on and she went!  I'd rather her tell me, but at least she was still holding it! 

She did have two accidents today.  The first one was not long after her nap.  I asked her if she wanted to go to the mailbox with me to check for mail and she said no.  I just walked right out and in, but while I was gone she peed a little tiny silver dollar amount on the floor.  The second one was a poopy accident.  Since I'm not even concerned with the poopy right now (I'm encouraging it, but not stressing about if it doesn't happen), should I even count this as an accident?  I don't know. 

This has been a really stressful week.  The Hubs has been out of town everyday about 45 minutes from our house.  He's also been working 14 hour days.  This means that he leaves before I wake up and gets home after I've gone to bed.  I've literally not seen him for more than 15 minutes total since Sunday.  This has really taken a toll on me.  Its not uncommon for him to be gone like this every once in a while, but combined with a stressful potty training week AND the fact that I'm getting next to ZERO adult interaction AND I haven't left my house in 4 days - and I'm becoming a nut case.

I kind of feel like I did right after LL was born.  I don't think I ever blogged about it, but I sort of lost my mind after LL was born.  I didn't have PPD, but I think I was about thisclose to it.  Every night at sun down, I would lose my mind.  I would cry, be very upset, be very anxious, etc.  I just felt like our lives had been turned upside down and nothing felt "normal" any more.  I kept thinking about how life had been easy before we had a kid, and why didn't we just keep it that way?  I just felt like NOTHING felt normal and everything was just thrown out of wack.  After a few weeks, all of this passed and it's been smooth sailing ever since.

Well, I'm kind of starting to feel like that again.  It's not anything that happens a sun down necessarily.  I just felt like I've thrown my whole "normal" off kilter.  It seems like this whole potty training has thrown a monkey wrench into my system.  LL and I can't leave to go anywhere.  Heck, we're not even going in all of the rooms in our HOUSE right now.  We're pretty much sticking to the living room and kitchen because they're not carpeted and accidents are really easy to clean up.  But this means that there are a lot of toys we can't play with, can't do a lot of fun games, etc.  One of our FAV things to do right now is play hide-n-seek, but we haven't been because she usually does her "business" when she's hiding.  So that's out.

And then when she goes to bed, I'm still all by myself.  No one to talk to.  Bored with the computer.  Bored with TV.  And I just feel ALONE.  And to add one more cherry to the sundae, I've got an end of the course paper due for my gifted endorsement class next week, so I'm mega stressed about getting everything done for that.  And I totally haven't done as much as I'd like yet on it.  I've written one page.  Out of 4 or 5.  I still have to read an entire biography on Oprah to be able to finish that paper.  That wasn't a joke.

I know this is a tad bit lot rambling, but that's the place I'm at.  The Hubs returns to a normal work schedule tomorrow, so I'm hoping that helps.  And I'm just reminding myself that this potty training is just a phase, and YES, we will be able to leave the house again!


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