Thursday, October 11, 2012

Example of "bladder the size of Texas"

Yesterday was a doozy. The night before, Connor was up and down for several hours, and I finally brought him to bed (a rarity) to sleep on me. Total, I slept maybe 3 hours, and it wasn't "good" sleep. I was a walking zombie the entire day.

When I picked up Sophie from daycare I was told she hadn't peed on the potty, despite 2 attempts by the teachers. I noticed she still had a diaper on. By this time in the day, they've usually taken it off and she's just in underpants, but i assume they didn't want to clean up a flood, lol. I tried to get her to sit on the potty before we went home, but didn't pressure her too much, since she did have on a dipe (and I had no mental energy left)

We got home, she refused to sit again. I was not in a good place mentally to fight her on it, so I just let it go. Fast forward to about 6:30, when I was in the kitchen trying to fix myself some dinner. I hear "oh, mommy. Look." I walked over to her, and she's standing in a lake of her own pee. It had been about TEN hours since she had gone. She doesn't understand the concept that what we drink eventually has to come out, so it's not like she was monitoring what she drank throughout the day. It SOAKED her size 6 dipe, her pants AND her socks and she was STILL standing in a lake of urine.


I don't know what else I can do. I suppose I need to be more forceful when I tell her it's time to sit on the potty. Or maybe I can get a timer that goes off every x # of hours. Something has got to give.

To top it off, less than 15 minutes after cleaning/sanitizing the floor (and her), she spilled her bowl of cheerios on the table. Milk everywhere, table, chair, floor. I started crying, then decided to leave, lol. Nothing like a quick trip to the grocery to get out of the chaos.

Oh, and BIG news!!!! Little Miss Avery took her first steps a few nights ago!!! When I left for work on Tues, she was standing in the middle of the floor, completely unassisted. That night, we were playing in Sophie's room when she decided to stand up again and then took about 4 steps toward me:) She fell, of course, and started giggling like a mad woman:)

1 comment:

Fran said...

wohoo for Avery!! And little Sophie really needs to have a timer that goes off ad she knows she has to pee...I would be concerned she may be getting prone to UTIs if she stains her bladder. Maybe you can invent a game of sort. Much love, Fran