Things are going pretty well and I'm feeling optimistic. Is it weird that I was actually excited to get this show on the road?
[Edit: 10:30 am] Wow! After the initial success of 2 bm's in the potty, I didn't want to get my hopes up that it would go as smoothly as it seemed, but Jeffy is the best potty-trainer ever!!
I forgot that apple juice tends to give him the runs, and inadvertently bought a whole bunch to make him need to pee. After 2 pee accidents on the floor, he went in the potty (yay!) and now has a little bit of diarrhea. Whoops. But it's not a bad thing this time.
Right now, Jeffy is doing a little squirt in the potty, taking the bowl and dumping it into the big potty, flushing it, and rinsing the bowl out in the bathtub-- BY HIMSELF. Then he comes back, puts the potty back together and repeats. HOORAY! And he's even wiping himself. He is doing so great! And he only got candy the first 3 or so times. I think he's too proud of himself and interested in the process to want candy.
I hope I haven't jinxed myself, but this is AMAZING!
[Edit: 12:00 pm] The apple juice has given him a rash. So much for good intentions! I think the diarrhea has stopped, but he's still uncomfortable. Besides the one time this morning, he will not pee in the potty! He goes poo just fine, but won't pee. Hmmm.
Naps are in an hour, so we'll see how it goes after that!
[Edit: Friday night] It was a long day! After waking up from his nap yesterday, Jeffy didn't want anything to do with the potty. He went to bed with regular briefs on and woke up this morning a little wet, but not sopping. Today we went from Jeffy hating the potty and kicking it instead of going in it, to spending 1 minute sitting on it for a piece of candy, to peeing in it again! Yay! I think two or three times he started there, but most of the time, he started peeing somewhere else, and I directed him to go over to the potty, where he finished. It's better than where he was this morning! He went to bed tonight in regular briefs again, so who knows what morning will find. :)
[Edit: 10:00 am Saturday morning] Jeffy woke up dry! I got him up as soon as I heard him awake, felt that he was dry, and helped him get off his pjs and underwear. He went and sat down on the potty by himself and went pee pee while I was getting him a treat for being dry! I was so pleased to come back and find the potty full of pee! :) No accidents so far today, but even if they happen, I think we're making really great progress. A dry night? Can't ask for much more than that. :)
[Edit: 11:30 am Sat] HOORAY! Another poo in the potty! He hasn't gone poo since Thursday morning, so I was getting a little worried. But he told me he needed to go, so I told him to go to the potty and he did! And he took it to the big potty and flushed it down all by himself! Yay!!