Saturday, September 19, 2009

She told me she had to poop!!

This is exciting! Hannah told me that she had to poop, before she pooped! She used her word for it, too! I guess she has done that before, if we're laying down nursing or something. This time she did it from across the room! She was sitting in her high chair eating some peas, and I was doing something (silly) on the computer. (I got distracted.) Typically, that would be when she would just poop in her pants. Maybe it was because she was sitting in the high chair, I don't know. (Although that hasn't stopped her before.) So this is a neat development!

Friday, September 11, 2009

We really notice teething!

I have noticed that when Hannah is teething it makes a huge difference! Between teeth, she actually is pretty consistent and we go nakey a lot with few misses. While teething, it's as if she's never heard of a potty! Tooth number 10 popped through a little over a week ago. I was expecting her to get "back on track" any day now, but she's definitely still missing most of the time. She was super cranky tonight, too, so I felt around in her mouth and sure enough, there's number 11 poking through! Usually there is some time between teeth, but these two kind of overlapped. Looking at her one molar that is all the way through, I wonder how she even makes it through the day! It looks like it would really hurt!

Poopy diapers!

Most EC moms will talk about how they especially hate changing poopy diapers, and how they don't usually have to. I know that we did enjoy two whole months without a single poopy diaper; that was MANY months ago!!! My daughter is now 17 months old, and I've been changing poopy diapers and poopy training pants regularly since she was about 10 or 11 months old. Most days, two!!! So much for EC meaning no poopy diapers! That is not the case with us! Some days she definitely gets it, and poops in the potty, and it's very cool. Most days she doesn't! Fortunately I no longer care! She'll poop in the potty when she's ready. She knows how, and I give her opportunities, it's up to her to get the rest.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another reason I like EC

I have to admit, there have been times along this journey where I didn't like EC, but that's because I really needed to back off and let Hannah be Hannah. Since backing off a few weeks ago, we've had very few misses, actually! One thing I love about EC is that I'm (mostly) able to honor Hannah's preference to be out of diapers. It seems most little ones protest diapers at some point. It's been so easy to just say, "Ok, no diaper then. No biggie." There are times when she's protested and I've insisted, because of night time wetting or whatever, but for the most part we can just leave them off when she doesn't want to wear them. I like that. As I write this, it has been about a week since she's had on a diaper, anyway. We still use training pants, but not often. This goes in cycles with us, that's just where we are right now. The last tim she had on a diaper, it was because she asked me to put it on her! She wore it for about an hour, then I took it off at bath time. She didn't pee in it or anything, just wanted to have it on, I guess!