Teeth and Potty

Peppa George

Last week was a productive week. Big girl got two teeth extracted and baby girl is now almost potty trained.

Emma has bad teeth. Of all that’s came out, only two happened naturally. The rest were courtesy of the dentist. When M’s teeth were pulled the first two times, she did them gracefully. She was VERY calm laying on the dentist’s chair. I am still now sure how he managed to do that. Maybe it was because he’s been her dentist since she was 9 months old or that he gave her more gas or was just good at hiding the gigantic needle.

The last one, last Friday, wasn’t as beautiful. The extraction was done well but the process was so stressful for everybody. Let me just say that M won the loudest screamer award and the most anxious award of EVERYBODY who’s been in this dentist’s care and according to him, he’s had A LOT of patients. After the event wasn’t any easier. M babied her mouth, she couldn’t eat anything because of the blood flavour, she was grumpy in general and by the end of the day I was completely exhausted. We have two more to pull next month. I hope that M realised by then how silly she was a few days ago (I mean the doc wasn’t even touching her and M was screaming) and be a bit more calm.

Jovie has been wonderful. Potty training has been difficult for her. Not that she wasn’t ready physically but she was afraid of the potty and didn’t want to do her thing on it – she’ll go next to it though. The last few months we’ve just been working on getting her to like the potty and two weekends ago we finally got her to do it. Each got quicker (this girl could sit on the toilet for two hours after waking up and not produce) and by Saturday, while at her first birthday party, Jovie could tell hubby that she needed to go and she went, for the first time, on somebody else’s toilet!! The method that worked for Jovie was to go pants-less. It’s still quite cold here and so I had to blast the heat and turn the living room’s fireplace on. We had a few accidents, especially when I put undies on her, but they gradually went away.

It’s Tuesday now (I’ve been writing this post for three days now) and she’s been great. She can’t go on command, like before we have to go somewhere, but so far she hasn’t wet her outing diapers. She’d go when we get there and when we get home (they’ve all been really short travels). She still can’t do #2 though. I’ve been putting her on when she said she needed to go but she just cried, terrified, and quit. So I am still wondering how to go about this one. Suggestion?

The scrapbook page, a page created using January’s Scarlet Lime kit. I LOVE how bright it is!!!

4 thoughts on “Teeth and Potty

  1. adorable page. best advice I can give on potty training is to let it be. I don’t mean to quit, but be easy on it. She’ll get it on her terms. this from a mom of kid who wore diapers until 4 years, 10 months. AAACCCKKK

  2. Hey, This is so colorful page! Awww…poor M, so I was wondering why the teeth don’t come out by themselves. I also went to dentist last week. My 6 year old’s 1 tooth fell by itself and the 2nd one was shaking since long. and the new one had already came out behind. So, we went to dentist and she said she needs to pull it out and he started crying there itself leave alone the extraction! So, if he has to go for extraction for the rest of all…would be horrible! Gosh!
    Potty training was not very difficult for me at all. just ask her 3-4 times in an hour whether she wants to go. and take her for once(or according to her frequency) whether she says yes or no. When we go out we make them do before we leave and after going whenever there is an avaibility of toilet we just make them do. That’s all:)

  3. Lovely bright layout of Jovie.. she is looking so sweet and adorable 🙂

    Emma and her teeth.. reminds me of my childhood days where the simple ones are often done at home, and thrown to the rooftop… for whatever reason I cant remember now… Hugs to her :0

    1. Lovely bright layout of Jovie.. she is looking so sweet and adorable 🙂

      Emma and her teeth.. reminds me of my childhood days where the simple ones are often done at home, and thrown to the rooftop… for whatever reason I cant remember now… Hugs to her 🙂 (I meant a smile)

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