Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 5 Diaper Free

Yesterday Ryder had his last therapy session with his Special Educator. She has been our other favorite therapist (Speech being the #1) so it was sad to say good-bye to her as well. She does have meetings at the school Ryder will be attending so she plans to stop in and check on him periodically. So we have no therapy scheduled for the next 2 weeks and then Ryder will start school September 1.

Today is the fifth day that Zak has been diaper-free during the day. So far he has done pretty good. He did pee in his underwear once so far in the 5 days which is not bad. We have been reminding him about using the potty throughout the day so he is not yet ready to initiate it on his own, but this is progress. Our major source of difficulty is poop...he will not poop on the potty! Everyday he has pooped in his underwear. I have noticed in the last 2 days he will either go to the playroom and then show up with poop in his underwear or he will go in the kitchen and squat behind the table. So he is realizing when he needs to go, we just need to figure out how to get him over this "issue" of not pooping on the potty. We have ventured out of the house with Zak in his underwear with no accidents so that is good also. The other good news is that Ryder has been asking to sit on the potty when he sees Zak doing it. So Ryder has peed on the potty a few times in the last few days.

This morning the boys and I went for a walk around the community. We always find some interesting and/or fun things to look at. Here are a few pictures from today's walk...

Tree full of birdhouses
Watching big work trucks
Zak being Buzz Lightyear