I wanted to catalog this for future reference. Sometimes I think I remember the easy parts and forget the hard parts of life. This is so maybe I'll have the same patience with my future kids.
I decided just over a week ago that I was going to stop putting diapers on Parker during the night. Prier to this Parker finally started WANTING to go potty by himself, and most of the time would stay dry during his naps. However he would ALWAYS wake up with a wet and poopy diaper. I was expecting the worse, and although it wasn't an instant success I think it has turned out pretty well.
MONDAY- I put a Pull-Up on Parker and told him if he kept it dry I would give him a sticker and a piece of candy. It DIDN'T work, he soaked it, and his PJ's.
TUESDAY- Woke up wet, and Parked didn't like it. He wanted a bath and clean clothes/bedding when he got up.
WEDNESDAY- Woke up wet, but it didn't seem to bother him. He didn't even want me to take the wet clothes off. I thought for sure this was a bad sign.
THURSDAY- Wet his underwear while brushing his teeth that night. Woke up crying at 5am. I could tell he must of wet his pants, but they were only damp so I figure it must have been pretty early in the night. I changed his clothes and bedding while he went potty. He went back to bed, and woke up dry.
FRIDAY- Parker woke up at 2am crying. When I walked into his room he was standing next to his bed. There was wet spot on the floor, his pants were wet, but his bed was dry. I brought him to the bathroom and stood him next to the toilet while I cleaned up the mess and got him a new change of clothes. When I came back into the bathroom he had pooped, but since I hadn't sat him on the toilet I had another mess to clean up. When I brought him back to bed he said his stomach hurt (which he never says unless he is about to throw up). I decided to lay with him in his bed for a little while. That only lasted a few minutes, because he started throwing up. Needless to say the rest of the night we were down stairs watching movies. Through all of this his bedding did manage to stay clean though.
SATURDAY- I woke Parker up at 11pm had him go potty, and then he went back to bed. He woke as well around 1 or 2 and starting crying so I went in his room and showed him to the bathroom. He went potty and then went back to bed. Woke up dry.
SUNDAY- I tried to wake him at 11pm to go, but he was so out it didn't work out. I decided for us this wasn't something I'd try again. He woke up at 2 am crying. When I went into his room he ran out and wanted me to read him a story, but was still dry. I told him to go use the potty which he refused to do. I was finally able to bribe him with a story. After he went potty I read him a story and then sent him back to bed. He was dry when he got up for good.
MONDAY- (I put a diaper on him because he had had A LOT of liquids that night) woke up at 5am with a soaked diaper and PJ's. After I changed him into underwear and clean clothes he was up for the day :(
TUESDAY - Woke at 1am ran through the house screaming. By the time I got up to help him he was standing by the toilet so I let him finish and helped him wash his hands and brought him back to bed. He was dry when he finally woke up for good.
WEDNESDAY- Wanted a diaper when he went to bed, but I told him he was a big boy and he wore underwear to bed like mommy and daddy. Woke up dry (and as far as I know didn't wake up during the night).
I think the worst is behind us, but I'm sure we still have awhile before I won't have him wear a diaper when we don't sleep at home.