Waverly randomly went on the big girl potty the other day for the first time, something I was very, very (very!) excited about! I had been talking about it for months & we had been convinced that she was ready forever, but this was the first time she actually went through with it, & initiated it all on her own.
I immediately decided that I was officially going to do the “three-day boot camp” starting the next day, the weather forecast wasn’t the greatest & I knew if I didn’t do it then that it would just continue to hang over all of our heads (mainly mine). Most of the first day was pretty brutal, the closest Waverly came to a success was her feet propped up on the potty while her baby sat on it. And this only happened because I bribed her with an icee.
Then after her nap, a miracle happened & she peed three times in the potty, with no accidents at all! 🙂 Since then, we have had some major success & I can’t even tell you how excited we all are (again, mainly me!). I plan to post soon, I have relied on many “potty posts” over the past few days so I definitely plan to return the favor.
I am also excited to finally share pictures from the family road trip we went on a few weeks ago. My husband & I took Waverly to Marion to visit friends, it is in Southwestern, VA & about one hour past where we both went to college. I was determined for us to have some sort of family trip this summer & was really excited for it, yet of course, more than a little fearful for the drive.
We planned to leave at 3:30 Friday morning, with the hopes that Waverly would sleep for at least half of the 7-hour drive there. Long story short, that idea was a total bust, she slept for maybe a total of thirty minutes the entire car ride. The good news is that she pretty much laughed & was giddy as ever most of the trip, something that totally shocked us until we realized that she was delirious from lack of sleep. Also, we used the hell out of our DVD player, Ipad, cell phones & books – & stopped at random places throughout the day to get her out to move for a bit. Our last stop was at Radford where I went to college, I haven’t been back since I graduated & it was so much fun (plus surreal) to bring Waverly there.
We had the best time, mainly exploring & living the outdoor life that we all three love so much. Waverly collected rocks, ran free with the dogs, & got her first bee sting. Something we didn’t even find out about until we noticed her swollen leg, she seriously didn’t even cry one tear over it. She is such a tough little thing, I love her so.
We are wishing you all the BEST weekend with those you love! It’s one week until Waverly Maye’s birthday so we have lots to do to get ready, but we are getting very, very excited our way!