The Daughter Chronicles

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Next step: College!

On the night of 9-10 January, 2009, at the age of 3 years, 6 months, and 18 days, Norah slept successfully without a diaper. I have no idea if that's old or young for this particular milestone, but I don't care. This is when she did it. Yay!

We've been preparing for this for a while, and I think she might have been able to do it a few weeks ago. Occasionally she would wake up with a dry diaper, and we told her if her diaper was dry for a few days in a row she could wear her underwear to bed. She never quite made it two nights in a row, but last week, she told me she didn't want to pee in her diaper and was, essentially, holding it in. That was heartening. Krys noticed that her diaper supply was getting low, and instead of buying her a new package, she figured it was a good time to give sleeping overnight a try. She chose Friday night because she didn't want to change sheets on a weekday, and if Norah did wet the bed, she'd be upset and want Mommy to comfort her. But there was no need to comfort! Norah aced the test!

She's pretty pleased with herself, which is nice. We'll see if she'll keep up with the not peeing in her bed thing - I have a feeling she will, because Norah seems to be the kind of girl who won't do something until she makes up her mind to do it, and then she doesn't look back! But she still might have accidents occasionally. I don't care - although I haven't changed her diaper in a while, as Krys puts her diaper on at night and Norah usually takes it off in the morning, it's still groovy that we won't have to buy them anymore and we can get rid of the diaper pail in her room.

It's always fun for Norah to pass a milestone. And it gives us a chance to explain another part of Mia's condition - namely, why she still wears diapers. Norah is slowly figuring out what's going on with her sister, which is always good. Anything to help her get it!

I guess there's nothing left to do but send her off to college, right? I mean, all they require these days is that you don't soil the bed, right? Godspeed, Norah!


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