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First potty-training hurdle down!

We've been sitting Laurel on her potty first thing after waking up for a few weeks to get her used to sitting on it, but the doctor just seemed to ignore that that was progress for us at Laurel's checkup a few days ago. This morning she peed in it, so we are celebrating.

For the interested, she was 39" tall and 33 pounds at her checkup, which was at 3yrs 2.5mos. I wish I'd asked for one of the other doctors in the practice as the two that had done her previous checkups there actually sat down and were more thorough than our assigned PCM there, who did the Thursday checkup. She seemed more concerned with her bowel movements and the much-improved "lazy eye" in her left eye. (The base clinic didn't think it was an issue, so she's never had it evaluated by an eye doctor. It's barely noticable now compared to when she was 18-24 months old.) Se insists on referring her out for the latter, but our medical coverage ends in two weeks and the only pediatric eye specialist Tricare covers here is at Children's Hospital, which is usually booking five months out. *shrugs* Once she's covered by CHP+ I'll see what they cover for eye exams.

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living_light
Sep. 20th, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)
the base told me that potty training wouldnt begin till ethan was 3 and a half or maybe 4. i dont think they know what they are talking about, cause he was potty trained before he was 3. i think the instructions on the back of a gerber bottle can tell you more about your child than an on base doctor.
oddharmonic
Sep. 20th, 2003 09:43 am (UTC)
I went with my mom's advice on potty-training since she did it with four kids and she said not to push her. We've had a training potty around since Laurel was ~18 months but she didn't show any interest in it until earlier this summer.

Laurel hasn't had a checkup at the base clinic since she was 12 months old; I didn't like the pediatric provider she saw there because she was so terse she'd give me handouts instead of just telling me she taught Laurel had dry skin. I really liked the immunizations section, though. They always told me what they were doing and what to expect afterward.
babyinga
Sep. 20th, 2003 10:44 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I completely know the torment of potty training. I firmly believe in not forcing a child to go but it can get frustrating to see them growing older and still in diapers. My older two trained themselves before the age of 1. Kira on the other hand was a booger! She showed a slight interest in using the potty days after her accident but pain would not let her. Once she was home and walking easier she started to go. She still has the occasional "uh-oh" at night but stays dry during the day. It also helped that my g/f has a daughter near her age that was potty trained and gave Kira the incentive to wanna be like her. :-)
oddharmonic
Sep. 21st, 2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
My grandmother trained my older sister and I while we were both really young, but Mom insisted on not pushing my younger siblings like Mimi did with us. I think they're less anal retentive (no pun intended) than Amy and I as a result.

I'm looking at preschool or some other social activity so Laurel can spend more time with kids her age -- the only kids we know her age are from her twice-a-week swim class and none of them live nearby. If she can consistently use the potty by the semester break, she can start preschool in January at our neighborhood school. I'm really hoping she can do that!

Give Kira a big hug for me -- we've been rooting for her to heal quickly since the accident.
rainingvodka
Sep. 21st, 2003 12:15 am (UTC)
i jus wanted to say

hi

and

*hugs*
oddharmonic
Sep. 21st, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
Hi yourself. *hugs*

Would you mind dropping me an e-mail with your new mailing address? The little chocolate golem and I picked up an uber-bag of chocolate chips since I noticed yesterday we were out of them.
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