Well, I think Avery has done it. I think she has passed the mark into potty trained-hood. She wears panties all day now, even if we go out and even at nap time. She's still a little weak in the poop arena, but her last attempt was completely on her own and she succeeded.
You might ask, why the rush. After all she just turned 3. Why push it. In order for her to go to her preschool this year she has to be potty-trained with few accidents. So, we used that on her and told her she couldn't go to school if she didn't start pooping in the potty (she's been doing good at the tee-tee part for a while). Her reply? "I don't want to go to school." Okay, can't use that anymore.
So then it was walk around the house with no skivies. Long tee-shirt only (gotta keep modesty). That made her mad. When she would have to poop, she would tell me she wanted a diaper on. I would say no, and off she would stomp and yell. Well, she learned quickly, that if she just hung onto it long enough, she would get a diaper/pull-up on at naptime, and she would do her business then. Luckily, I'm working with a full deck and figured that out quickly.
Next step....panties during nap time. I was really avoiding that because, well, who really wants to clean up a mess like that? But, it was time to jump the cliff. She's a smart little princess. After stating her obvious objection, she asked if I would put her little potty in her room. What a great idea! So, I did. The first afternoon, she got up and went straight to that potty to tee-tee. The next day, same thing. The next day I get woken up from my napping to, "Mama! Mama, come here." I found her sitting on her potty when I got to her room. "Mama, I pooped." And she had. Not just a small itty bitty that I posted on the blog the first time she ever did it. Nooooo sir! This was a full fledged, bonified......I'll stop there. Lucky for you, I've gotten over posting pictures of it.
I was soooooo proud of her! Now that was several days ago, and she has messed in her panties since then. But overall, as far as school goes, she has the control and she knows when her body is telling her she needs to. I've still got another month or so to work on consistency. I'm very proud of her.
At the grocery store yesterday, she stopped me during shopping to tell me she had to tee-tee. So we went. She sometimes gets scared of the restrooms because the noise of the toilet is so loud. But she's getting over that. She did what she told me she needed to do.
And Ian....well, he's not what I would consider potty-trained, but my goodness, he is further along than we could have imagined for his age with FX. His teacher at ESY has even been helping out by letting him wear underwear to school. That's for 3 hours, and usually 2 potty breaks unless he requests to go any other time. He's only had one accident while at school...lucky for her it was only wetness. I KNOW YOU FX MOMS know what I mean. Scary thought.