Well, I wrote quite a bit about potty training Stella around the 14-17 month mark, but I haven’t said a word about Harvey. Unlike his big sis, he is not very verbal and also showed zero interest in using the toilet, so I have made very little effort to potty train him early, even though I had really hoped he would follow in Stella’s footsteps and be done with diapers sooner rather than later.
Over the past week or two, Harvey has suddenly started saying ALL SORTS of words. It’s really quite fun to see him finally hitting that language explosion stage! Included in those words were “poop” and “pee” – and last Saturday night he immediately ran up to me after pooping in his diaper exlaiming “poop!” and obviously wanting me to change him. Sunday morning I set him on the toilet to pee, just to see what would happen, and lo & behold, he did it. Hm…
I decided to throw some big boy undies on him to see what would happen, and he did great! He used the toilet multiple times (both #1 and #2) and was REALLY excited about the entire process – grinning & clapping for himself nonstop.
I’m under no delusions that diapers will be gone by Christmas, but a girl can hope, right?