Tuesday, August 15, 2006

All by Herself

A very exciting thing happened today. So exciting I am putting off Padyn's nap so I can write about it. Padyn went potty by herself. No, no, I don't mean pulled the pants down and climbed up by herself. She's been doing that for a little while. I mean this...

I was sitting on the couch nursing Kate and I heard what sounded like running water. Of course, I immediately became concerned with Padyn's location. Running water and Padyn is not usually a good combination.

"Padyn? What are you doing?"

"Going potty, Mommy."

Here's the big deal-she initiated it all by herself. She didn't even tell me she had to go. She just went. Sometimes there is pronouncement about the need to use the potty. Usually it is me saying it's time to go or do you have to go. This time? It was all on her own.

Progress is such a good thing.

Now if we can get that pooping thing down...


Erin said...

Woohoo! Yay Padyn! Isn't that the best feeling knowing you don't have to be right there asking, prodding, telling her to go potty? It's GREAT, I tell you.

the Girls' Moma said...

Yay Padyn! Coley's surprised me that way a few times, and I am always elated. And I know how trapped you can feel while nursing, so that's so great that it happened then, while you couldn't have easily helped her anyway.