Sophie is showing a huge interest in being potty trained, and has for quite awhile. Except, I have been a little bit hesitant for a couple of reasons. 1) Her speech is not good. We are at the tail end of the gigantic testing process in order to begin with speech therapy. I just worry that, while she is an excellent communicator of her needs and wants, I have no real way to know how well she understands things, since she can't give me much feedback (at least not clearly). 2) The child is Niagra Falls personified. I'm not even kidding. She can soak a diaper thoroughly within an hour. I'm talking so thoroughly that the diaper triples in size, leaks through 5 layers of clothing and weighs 6.3 pounds.
However, those two concerns don't seem to be stopping Miss Sophia. She wants to go "pee wee" (her word....love it!) all the time, and she actually does a great job. She is able to put her little seat on top of the big toilet, get the step stool and climb up herself, go, wipe herself (not really sure how wonderful a job she does of this, but she won't let me do it), and flush the toilet. She goes nearly every time she sits on the potty. Of course, like I said, she is blessed with hyperfunctional kidneys. I've noticed her diapers are a lot drier this past week, due to the amount of times she's going on the potty. I did put her in big girl underwear the other day, and she stayed completely dry, although she did have a number two accident in them.
So, I guess I'm potty training her. While I don't have high hopes for the night training (you should see her diaper in the morning), I think she's just independent enough to pull this off. And hey, I'm not pregnant! That has ruined both of the other girls' first potty training attempts. Bria wasn't trained until she was almost 3, after Chloe was born. She was incredibly stubborn about the whole thing. I finally got sick of changing her smelly diapers when Chloe had such sweet smelling baby poops, and we just went cold turkey on the diapers. She did great, although she did have a bedwetting problem for a bit. Chloe was also close to 3 years old when she was finally trained. I even blogged about it! So, if we're successful with Sophie, she'll officially be my youngest toilet trained child.
Wish me luck! These are the fun times, for sure.