Lu Goes on the Record

When we first brought Lucy home from the hospital, we had this log in which we were supposed to record her every pee and poop. It was to serve as a record of how much she was eating (and thriving). In true Freudian fashion, I was obsessed with this log, which we kept for almost the first month of her life. Now, there's a new facet to the record, not just what and when, but where (in a diaper, in panties, at home, at the grocery store).

We are in full-force potty-training, trying to be both persistent and laid-back. She is making great progress, especially considering the Automatic Flushing Scare of July 2006. We had been giving her stickers, but their allure has worn off and now we're onto cookies as rewards. The log for the past few days reads as follows:

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.: Pee, bathroom floor, my foot
note: defiantly refused to sit on potty, then marked me like a dog. raised my voice, will surely be something to discuss with shrink later

Sunday: 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Nothing, potty at Blue Star Cafeteria
note: multiple exploratory sorties to bathroom as ruse to avoid sitting in her seat

Sunday: 12:20 p.m.: Poop, diaper
note: asked her if she wanted to try to finish on the potty. declined.

Sunday: 12:30 p.m.: Poop, diaper

Sunday: 2:30-6:30: Pee, various diapers

Sunday: 7:30 p.m.: Pee, potty

Monday: 8:15 a.m.: Pee, potty
note: only did it for cookie

Monday: 9:45 a.m.: Pee, potty at T3
note: had to do test flush, then put Baby Rosie on, then peed, then demanded promised donut

Monday, 11:30 a.m. (approx.): Pee, potty at Museum with Granny
note: major milestone in public peeing history

Monday, 3 p.m.: Pee, potty
note: after waking up from nap with dry panties

Monday, 4:30 p.m.: Pee, then Poop (attempted), potty
note: exclaimed "Pee comes first!"

Monday, 7:30 p.m. Pee, potty
note: first whole day with no accidents! great progress from foot-pissing!