Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sinky diaper!!!

So Noah's really into using the potty all of the sudden. Last Sunday, he woke up at 6:00 am moaning, " A sinky diaper! Its hurtin'!" So of course, I went in to change him. No "sinky diaper" after all...he was completely dry! Yet, he still complained when I pulled him into bed with me. "A sinky diaper, MAMA!!! Sinky diaper!"

Of course, while he's getting all upset, he's arching his back and stiffening up, all the while repeating his message of the "sinky diaper". This particular behavior led me to believe that he may possibly be constipated, so I asked him if he wanted me to rub his back. Yes, he did...so I did. And the complaining still continued..."Sinky diaper! S'a SINKY DIAPER, MAMA!!!"

Well, good ol' redirection is usually a good tactic, so I did the best my tired mind could do at 6:00 am on a Sunday morning. "Do you need to sit on the potty?"

"YES!!" Keep in mind this was said in such a way that I felt he was basically calling me an idiot. So, I took him into the bathroom, my eyes still not fully open...and took off his jammies and diaper and sat him down on the little potty. I had him lay his warm little head on my shoulder and I rubbed his back, thinking we may be here for a while. But no, that was not the case.

In about 6 seconds, I heard noise. A lot of noise. And then he said, "SEE! A sinky diaper! All done!" I couldn't believe it...I had to look. Yeah, that little booger was definitely not lying. He went and pooped in the potty like a big boy! And my, was he proud of himself! So, I went on and on about how proud we are of him and how grown-up he is getting...and he was just all smiles. And then he did the exact same thing at 6:00 am on Monday morning too...and that's great and all, but I really hope he doesn't get into a pattern of waking up at 6:00 am every morning to have his fun time on the potty! But the good thing is, we actually are now all on the same page that "sinky diaper" means "I have to go to the potty!" Don't know how I missed that one! HA!

So anyway, that's a big development around here. Lots of pottying. I actually have a part two to that story, but I'm so sleepy right now, I am saving it for tomorrow. Tune back in then, ladies and gents...it's a good one! 'Night!


jenelle said...

Yeah for the little guy and for you too. Sorry about the 6 am thing.

Kate said...

Too cute! From the title I was worried he tried to flush his diaper or something like that. Yeah Noah!

countrymouse said...

Awww--good for the little guy! Something to be proud of indeed--even at 6 am : )

taking care of 5 said...

That's such a cute story (minus the 6 am part ;)

Hope his "stinky diaper" streak continues - at a new time though!

Logziella said...

Awe, Noah is such a little cutie!! That's fantastic!

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