Monday, February 28, 2011

New tactics

So new tactic today, instead of sitting her on the potty with no results when queuing, I am letting her run around bare bummed, and following her around with a diaper flat to catch any misses and que when she's going.

I think we need to work on associating the que noise with the action.  She's been up since 7:00, and now it's 7:30, and we caught the morning pee and nothing else so far.  She averages about every 40 mins peeing, I have been tracking it on my total baby iPhone app!  I love that thing!  Tracks feedings, naps, diapers, and anything else you can think of, it's all customizable!

Date Range: February 21, 2011 - February 28, 2011
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(10 months, 13 days old)

Friday, February 25, 2011
Time Entry Description / Note
10:18 AM Napped (29 min.)
1:48 PM Fell Asleep
3:08 PM Woke up (1h 20m)
3:10 PM Dry Diaper Pee In Potty
3:23 PM Dry Diaper Pee In Potty
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time Entry Description / Note
7:19 AM Wet Diaper Pee In Potty
7:58 AM Dry Diaper Pee In Potty
8:34 AM Wet Diaper Miss
9:55 AM Wet Diaper
12:29 PM Dry Diaper Pee/poo On Potty
1:14 PM Wet Diaper Miss
1:54 PM Dry Diaper Pee In Potty
2:47 PM Wet Diaper Miss
5:10 PM Wet Diaper Pee In Potty
5:46 PM Wet Diaper Miss
6:31 PM Dry Diaper Poo In Potty
7:05 PM Dry Diaper Pee In Potty
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Time Entry Description / Note
7:40 AM Wet Diaper Pee In Potty
12:40 PM Wet Diaper Miss
Monday, February 28, 2011
Time Entry Description / Note
7:08 AM Wet Diaper Pee In Potty

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday update

So it's Sunday, almost 2pm and were in our cd's after 3back to back misses on the floor.  We did great yesterday, had way more catches than misses, even went out for breakfast and shopping and she stayed dry most of the trip!

Today however wasn't as great.  She peed first thing in the morning and then we went to church, she of course peed there which I expected so I changed her before we left.  She fell asleep on the ride home, so I brought her in and put her in her room still asleep and went to get my hair cut.  When I got back she had pooed in potty but not peed since we left church, and then had 3 misses right in a row, so we put the diaper on and are going to start again after her nap.

I wish we could ec full time but I dont know if it will ever happen until she is able to communicate to me better that she has to go.  I am not picking up her signs, she has none, that I see.  But even if we only go before and after bed and naps, she still will know she can go somewhere else than just her diaper.

Wish us better luck this afternoon and I have all day tomorrow to spend dedicated to ec as well!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekend mission!!

I just read this article!  So happy ec is being put out there main stream!

We have been struggling the last few days with lo's ec.  I work 3 days/week as a nanny and it's very hard to ec while watching my lo who's 10mo and a 9mo old as well.

We ec after every nap, and I have been starting to sit her on the potty while having her bottle or after eating food to offer her a chance, a pottyournity if you will.  I just do not feel comfortable with her being bare behind at my work with her still having accidents so frequently.

My husband and I discusses our plans for the weekend and I told him when I get home tonight, through me going to work on Tuesday afternoon, I want lo to be diaperless so we can really figure out her signals and try to help her make that connection between peeing and using the potty.  I'm sure we will go out of the house atleast once or twice and use diapers, but she's great at staying dry when were out!

I am also part time ec'ing the 9mo old I watch, I take her after naps same as mine, we however had to make a different sound for her, my lo's sound is pssss, the others sound is teetee, works out great so I'm not queuing them both at the same time, since we only have one bblp!

I just wanted to give a quick update!  I will update with pics over the weekend to let you know how it's goin!!

Have a great one!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Well today hasnt been a great day in the world of EC.  Little lady has been sick so we have been pushing fluids like crazy so we have missed a ton, lol and we had our first experience with poo in her panties, that was  We have missed a ton today only caught 2 so far, but were still trying!  Her signals are so subtle it's hard to pin point them.  I really need to work on paying closer attention to signals.

And as I was writing this, she stopped playing and got quiet and I just knew she was going pee, but how do I know before?  That's the problem, I guess starting to stop her while she's going and doing the que sound and putting her on the potty!

So we have been fighting a nasty cold the last few days, we went to the dr earlier today just to make sure it wasn't another sneaky ear infection, thank God it's not.  My poor baby has had 4 already in her short life and they have all been rough!  But I think as of this afternoon were on the rebound.  But as for the ec, I'm about to throw in the towel for the day, send me some support!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Clean clean clean!

So yesterday my lo went to Nanas so my husband and I could clean the house and work on some serious babyproofing.  She is going everywhere and getting into everything she can find.  So needless to say we did not practice EC except before and after she got back.  But she was in her little panties all the time before and after!

She has been doing so great since we started back pretty hardcore on the ec.  Friday at work she crawled to the potty and was patting it and looking at me so I put her on it and she went.  I dont know if it was a fluke accident or if she really was telling me hey I gotta go, but I was so excited about it.

She has been in her big girl panties all morning so far, she started to go once, and I caught her and put her on the potty and she finished, its getting so much easier to catch her signals since she can run around with just the panites and no pants on.


Were prolly going to go out for breakfast, my husband is very crazy about breakfast food and we just recently found out that one of our favorite pancake places made a new building close by.   So exciting!

Untill next time, wish us luck!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Brand new to this

Ok so this is my first blog.  I am brand new to this so you will have to bare with me.

I decided to start this blog to chronicle my day to day struggle/reward with Elimination Communication.

I have been practicing this with my now 10mo old since about 4.5-5mos old.  We werent very hardcore about it at first.  It started out that I knew when my lo was going to poo, so I would rush her into the toliet and let her go in there instead.  Well that was before she started eating solid foods, and her poo has changed dramaticlly.  I dont think I have caught one of those in a few months!

Earlier this week we caught 7pees through the course of a day, only used 4 diapers all day long, which was awesome, to be followed by the next day when she would sit on the potty and pretty much refuse to go.  She would sit there for what seemed like forever and not go, but atleast she was sitting and trying.

We start the day off by sitting on her potty in her room, on the changing table.  Usually I can catch that first pee and go from there.  Well last 2 days, again she just wont go.  So I am starting from the begining again.  I need to figure out her signals, and we are going to get more hardcore about this whole EC adventure!

I think this will get easier as the weather here in Indiana gets warmer.  I wont have to dress her as warm and she can run around with reg panties on instead of a diaper, or bare bumed!  I hope some of you want to follow me in this journey!  Its going to be fun!!