Kara was diagnosed with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) in August of 2010. She has had many FPIES reactions and complications that have lead to numerous hospitalizations and specialist appointments. It was a huge sigh of relief to finally have some answers and a diagnosis, however we have to remind ourselves daily that this is a very serious disease and this is only the beginning of the long road we have in front of us.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Potty Training

If you were to stop at our house, you would most likely find a 21 month old running around naked. We cannot keep clothes on this child, despite every measure taken. At her doctor appointment last week we were told not only is it normal at this age, but she probably feels better with no clothes on due to her skin being so broken out with eczema.

Kara is also potty training herself. Herself, yes. Brian and I really want NO part in this but she is mostly trained, at home, anyway. Why would we not want to be on board with this, you may ask yourself? Well, because we are not really close to a baseline right now and I'm much more content changing nasty blowout diapers than I would be dealing with that in panties and clothes. She is just too up and down right now to have to worry about trying to have her potty training, too. She will go all day long, on the potty chair, hollering for us when she's "done", following the queues from her big sister. We are also going on vacation next weekend and the last thing I want to think about while traveling is a potty training toddler!

Friday we went to a camper show. The girls loved looking in all the campers, had a blast with it all The first one we went into, we were searching it out and Kara found the bathroom. From then on, we had a battle with every.single.camper.bathroom. A few of them, we were sitting in, talking to the salesman as the girls were exploring. On more than one occasion, while us being distracted, we found Kara sitting on the bathroom floor trying to take her pants off, insisting she had to go potty. THIS is why we don't want her trained yet! She's still, at 21 months, SO baby and doesn't understand, yet she wants to be three, like her sister. Oh help!

I'd heard of kids "potty training themselves" before but never quite understood that term until Kara. Yep, she's definitely training herself.

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