I think this may be my last post...I hope....maybe until she starts teething when the upper 2 yr old molars come in, I dunno.....
Evie has been pretty dry pretty much all the time. She never wets the bed anymore, in fact she wakes up when she needs to pee and starts calling for us to help her with the potty. During the day, she has even taken herself to the potty to pee, wipe herself with toilet paper and then comes to tell us she has peed. She comes to tell us when she needs to pee and/or poop.
The last poop accident was when she had the runs during the winter from stomach flu.
I think I can honestly say now that she completely EC'd/PT'd for both day and night at 2 years 3 mths old. The best part? Not having to face the power struggles I've seen my friend and her 2 sons (both my godsons). With Evie, it's been a pretty easy and truly respectful process.
First, I want to give you a big hug. I understand what you are going through. It took two years to conceive DD. DS kept asking for a sister. He named her and prayed to God every night for her to come. It was hard. I had a few chemical pregnancies too. I remember the disappointment when the second line would disappear a day or two later.
You have a great story. I hope the 2y teething does not interfere with the potty. I did not do EC with DS, but did start potty training around 14 months. He was almost fully trained by 2, and I don't remember teething interfering.
Thanks Louise, it makes me feel better, hearing your TTC story. We are keeping on. I truly hope I will be pg one more time, with one or more kids, but at 40, it's hard to say if that will happen. We considered a fertility clinic, but we have decided not to go that route.
It's rather interesting how unique kids are. Evie's EC was never much bothered by sickness, relative to other EC'd kids. And only teething the bottom 2 yr molars have disturbed her from being miss-free. Usually, her main challenge was being aware of pees early on (hence, you starting Julia at 3 or 4 mths is so much better! by 6 mths, Evie already didn't mind a wet diaper), and then being unwilling to go potty when she was playing.
That's so awesome your DS was almost PT by 2. It did not take him long to figure it all out!
Geez, haven't been here in a long time! Evie pretty much takes care of herself and her needs now, tells us when she needs to go and can hold it until she gets to the toilet. The big thing last week is that we finally took her potty away b/c she is really too big for it and also b/c she can hold so much pee that it spills easily trying to carry it to the toilet. It's a big deal b/c we've been leaving her potty on the main floor (where there is no washroom) and now she needs to learn to hold it until she can climb the stairs (either to upstairs or downstairs bathroom) to use the toilet. So far so good!