Monday, February 28, 2011

The joys of open adoption

There are time when I get excited over dumb little things that Emma does. Sometimes even Brad isn't all that excited about them. But I LOVE being able to share these dumb little things with Sam!

Emma has been obsessed with watching me go to the bathroom and I let her watch me. I've heard it's good for teaching them for potty training. About 15 minutes ago Emma went into our bathroom and was trying to climb onto the toilet. I asked her "Do you want to go potty?" She repeated "potty", but sounds like Pah. We went over to her bathroom, took off her pants and diaper and put her on her potty seat. We sat there for about 5 minutes with me telling her "Go pee in the potty!" I was about to call it quits, after all she's only 15 months old when I heard a trickling!!!

After praising her and giving her a treat I texted Sam "Guess what Emma just did?" After I told her, her response "OMG I'm such a proud birth mommy!!!" Another big thing, this is the first time Sam has referred to herself as "birth mom". She hasn't tried to take the role as mom and she is beyond respectful as us as the parents, she has just never said that before!

Way to go Emmers! Just maybe we'll only have 1 kid in diapers at a time! Ha ha, I doubt it, but we are going to keep trying!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Yay, congratulations! What a big step!!!! :) Good job, Emma!