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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Flushed With Happiness

I've had this post ready for a while, but I've been waiting for the "safe" moment to publish it. I just really, really didn't want to jinx it.

But, today is a good day to announce to the cyber world that...

...MY BABY IS POTTY-TRAINED!!!

It's been in the works for a while. A looonnnggg while. There have been days when I honestly thought that it might not happen; that I'd have to learn to revise yet another dream. I wasn't sure if Ellie was even physically able to control her bladder. A lot of muscles are used when toileting.

But, all summer Ellie's been sportin' the panties (or, "dankies" as she calls them)! She hasn't had an accident in months, so I think we've really crossed the threshold.

Oh, how I wanted this for her. Oh, how I wanted this for me. It's such a big step towards independence. It's also a fantastic indicator of how she's able to control some of her muscles, even when they work against her so much of the time. And her butt is so darn cute in those Princess undies!

The dreamer in me is wondering about the next step. I truly believe it's possible that Ellie will one day walk herself to the bathroom and use it ENTIRELY INDEPENDENTLY. I believe it. And that will be a good, good day. She'll likely prohibit me from posting it or publicly proclaiming it to the world, but I'll be rejoicing in my heart.

So, here's to my rock-star, toilet-using little girl!

Sweet girl is going to KILL me one day for posting this pic, I know!

7 comments:

Mo said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Southern Eccentric said...

You're right, she's gonna do you in for that pic, but it sure is cute!!! GO ELLIE!!!! I think she's going to surprise with all the things she learns to do.

Anonymous said...

WOOOOOOOOO!! GO ELLIE!!

Btw, I'm really enjoying this everyday blogging thing, Chrystie! Thanks for gracing us with 30 posts in 30 days!!!

Jennifer said...

hooray!!!! I am soooooo happy! What a blessed day in the K-B household. congrats, Ellie! big girl panties are so exciting...

Mary Ellen said...

Way to GO Ellie!!! We are just starting on the potty training journey can you PLEASE send me some tips of how I even begin?? I am lost on this one

Miss Burb said...

Alright, way to go girl! I'm so excited for you both. :)

Sheila said...

Woo Hoo, Ellie! This is such great news! OK Chrystie, now I'm jealous of you. Malayna just turned 5 a month ago and has no interest in the potty and I'm not sure she has the ability to control her bladder or sense when she needs to go. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!