Tuesday, March 13, 2012

- potty training and a little photo shoot -

So, this past weekend happened to be a rare weekend we had no plans, plus Ellie had a little bit of a cold (again! sigh), so we got the crazy idea to stay home and attempt potty training. She hasn't shown any interest recently, but we figured...why not...let's give it a try anyway. On Friday evening I went out and bought her Disney princess panties and we explained to her that she wasn't going to wear diapers anymore. She was sooooo excited to put on her big girl underwear. Not much progress that evening...she didn't have to go at all before bedtime since by the time I got home with her underwear it was pretty late. Saturday we buckled down and stayed home all day...it was a LONG day at home. She had quite a few accidents in the morning, but right around lunchtime, she finally made it to the potty in time! Hooray! Success! The rest of the day was fairly uneventful. She didn't have any more accidents the rest of the day, but that was mostly because we were putting her on the potty every hour or so. She never actually told us she had to go, but to be fair, we weren't really letting her tell us. We were just plopping her on the potty. Night time was in pull ups (which she kept calling diapers...ugh, why do they have to make those things look and feel so much like diapers?), and she unfortunately did not successfully keep those dry.

Sunday was another long day, but she did much better. She actually figured out how to hold it while we ran to the potty, and she stayed dry all day!

Yesterday she also had a great day, staying dry all day except once! I'm really hoping she's getting this down. It's definitely way too early to say that she is "officially" potty trained, especially because she has yet to go #2 in the potty. She keeps saving that for her pull ups at nap time or bed time. She told me yesterday that she is too scared to go #2 on the potty.  I know that's very, very normal but I have absolutely no idea how to help her get over that fear of #2 on the big potty! Any advice mommas?

We are definitely making progress, and I can only hope that we continue moving forward with it. And if for some reason we don't...well, that's okay too. She's still fairly young and she has plenty of time (although I'm not going to lie...I will probably be fairly frustrated if we have to do this all over again).

And totally unrelated to potty training (but related to the title post at least), I've been meaning to post these pictures for awhile now...a little photo shoot with my little girl! My mom came over to help me out. Usually I can't get her to look at the camera, let alone smile...but with my mom there, I was able to get a ton of shots with her big blue eyes looking straight at my lens along with some super cute smiles!

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Natalie said...

Great pictures! Your hardwood floors are gorgeous. Is that your wallpaper or a back drop?

I'm personally terrified of potty training.

Nicole said...


her eyes and hair are just so so gorgeous. so so captivating.

happy potty training! :)


Shannon Gallegos said...

Ellie's pigtails are so cute! She is so pretty! The backdrop and wood floors are lovely too! I'm going to have to read up on the whole potty training when it comes our time in a fe years -eek!

Amber said...

Ok seriously, how cute it she!?! Love the one where she's laying down like its no big deal.

Melanie said...

Mama....!!! Ellie-Bigs is a little Princess potty training GENIUS! Kyna, she is doing SO great w/ the potty training! Hehee... that's kinda cute that she a lil scared to go poopsi in the potty. Awww... I have a few tips, I'll email ya, Jax DID not want to do it either.)

Holy moly.... those are the most darling shots Kyna! They look like you had a professional come over(aka you and your mommy!) HAhaaa... I was just going to tell you my favs, but I was scrolling down & can't pick! I do REALLY like the one where she's laying down, like yes, I'm adorable.... your point! LOVE that little pumpkin bunches!! XO

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

Adorable! Good luck on the potty training. I just went through that with my daughter.. Whew.

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

Adorable! Good luck on the potty training. I just went through that with my daughter.. Whew.

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Kyna, these pictures are soooo lovely! Perfect shots! Ellie is seriously one of the most beautiful kids I have ever seen! Those eyes are STUNNING! I'm the biggest fan of your photography (which you already know! haha)

And yayayayayaay for potty training! Sounds like she is making great progress! You go mama!

By the way... that floor and wall paper?? Oh my goodness, so so beautiful! Is that in your house? Love love it!

Candice Moretti said...

We aren't ready for potty training just yet. She is positively adorable!

Anonymous said...

My o My how cute is she!!!!

Tori Baldridge said...

These pictures are AMAZING Kyna! Looks to me like you've gotten the hang of the picture taking thing :) love her crossed little leggies in the first pic! So cute! xoxo

SoCal Tess said...

Great pictures!! Love them. And your hard wood flooring! I'm a new MBC follower and look forward to your future posts. Your blog is great!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Your daughter is so beautiful! What a sweet little fashionista. :) I wanna a tutu like that one! hehe

Sara said...

We've been working with my son for months and he hates using the potty. We're hoping he'll have it down by his birthday.

Sara said...

We've been working with my son for months and he hates using the potty. We're hoping he'll have it down by his birthday.

Little Mamanista said...

great pix! potty training is tricky for some it comes easy and for others it takes a little bit! We just recently finally got my 3 year and 3 month old son potty trained- I tried when he was 2 1/2 and number two became a big issue and ALOT of work for me....I was always reminding..in fact I was annoyed by my day becoming all day asking him "do you need to go potty" so we decided to stop for a bit and right after xmas tried again----well, what did you know, all of a sudden he was just a little older and poof- I don't even have to ask... he just runs in there and goes!!! For me it was all about timing- :0) good luck to you!

XO tiffany


Songbook said...

I love her beautiful blue eyes!

And I am so glad you posted about potty training. I am learning about that as much as I can right now because we will probably start that with Brielle in about 4 months.

Diane Writes said...

Ellie is a perfect picture of happiness :)

Miranda said...

those pictures are adorable! my son is also sick again...i don't think it ever stops!

hope potty training goes well...i'm not looking forward to it. i hear it is worse for boys. but i'm in no rush right now.

hope she gets over her #2 fear soon :)

Ioana-Carmen said...

OMG! she`s so beautiful! :X lovely


Courtney B said...

For not showing any interest beforehand it seems like she is doing such a good job! What a big girl!!
And these pictures are just to die for! She is so precious, Kyna! I want one of my own just like her ;) ha ha!

Amber said...

precious pictures! Sounds like potty training is moving in the right direction we will be doing all that this summer so would love to have all the tips you can offer :)

Laura said...

She is absolutely beautiful!:)
Very nice blog, would you like to follow each other?

Kaitlyn said...

Hey my love!!!
She is so stinkin cute! Love those little piggy tails! What a beauty you have!!! I found potty training to be every easy. Anthony was potty trained a little before two!!! SO horray for that! Huge step in your big girls world!

Hope you're doing good my beautiful friend! <3 xoxo

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