Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How long can you hold it?

Our sweet little Sophie is such an amazing girl. She is such a sweet heart and I just love her to death. For those of you that know our little angel also know that she is very strong willed....for instance when she decides to do something it's pretty much a done deal. When she decided she wanted to go potty in the toilet, she was potty trained. If she doesn't want to eat what I've made for dinner, it can be a long night. When she takes a bite and doesn't like it she hides it away in her cheek and won't swallow it. (Three hours after dinner I've found food in those chipmunk cheeks of hers...) Well back to my origional reason for this post.....Since Sophie has been potty trained she hasn't had hardly any accidents, actually the only time she has had an accident was when she was sick. The only problem we have to deal with with potty training is that Sophie is very particular about what toilets she will go in...she will just hold it rather than go in basically any bathroom other than our "Kids Bathroom". When we went to California after Christmas she did go at Nana & Papa's house and Grandma & Grandpa's house. Well, this weekend we went to my Grandma Larsen's house, my cousin Peter just got home from his mission and my parents and little sister Whitney came up for the weekend. We decided to spend the night at Grandma's house with everyone....the only problem was that Sophie wouldn't go potty at Grandma Larsen's house. She played all night, slept all night, woke up dry,then cried for 30 minutes while I had her sit on the toilet to "let it out". Finally, we were going to be late for Peter's Welcome Home and so I got Sophie off and did something I've never done. I put a diaper on her and told her to go in it. I was worried that she would get sick or something. Do you think she liked this? No. Do you think she would go in a diaper? No. Well she held it all day until we got home to our house that night. That's right, our little 3 year old held it for 26 hours.........I can't even do that. Any suggestions?

8 comments:

kelly said...

Wow! Seriously? That is so not good for her, I haven't got any suggestion, sorry! On the bright side, her bladder will definately be bigger and she will probably never have bed wetting problems like Benji. That kid sometimes goes every 10 minutes.

Rachel said...

I'm impressed that she held it for so long! But, I can see where you'd be worried. I don't know what to tell you, though! Good luck!

Kirsten said...

Ooohh...that is a two edged sword. Bless her heart!! Some red heads are stubborn...I have two of them!!!!! I think these three girls have a headstrong streak in their personality that comes with the "redhead gene"! ;-) Just kidding...It'll probably be good in CTR decisions-they'll always stick to their values maybe!!!

Anyway, my only suggestion is maybe take her to a doctor and have him explain that it isn't safe for her to do that and that it could end up hurting her body. We dealt with something with Brynlee not too long ago (I'll tell you more on the phone) and also with her thumb and it didn't matter how many times we told her to stop, she wouldn't. The moment the pediatrician told her and the dentist told her, she was so much more obedient about it. It is a pain just to make an appointment for that but if you explain to the nurse beforehand (without Sophie hearing) maybe it would help. I don't know!! Hopefully it is just something small that she'll grow out of in time. Good luck! I am curious about suggestions you get. Maybe it would work with thumb sucking!!!
I love you!

Maree said...

Wow! I'm impressed, but I can understand your worry too. That's just not good for a body. At some point though, won't the bladder be more stubborn and DEMAND release? Have a similar problem with my 8-year-old son. He will only do #2 at home....there's going to be an accident!

Yasmine said...

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haley said...

Ouch, you'd think she would have been in pain. I don't know of any great advice. She'll probably grow out of it. She is so cute; looks like your mom.

Alice said...

Robby was stubborn like that too, and sometimes held it in for a long time as well, although never for quite that long. I don't really have any advise for you except to say that Robby did eventually grow out of it.

Good luck!

berrygirl--Jaime said...

That is so crazy. If she would go into a portable potty chair, at least you could take it with you... an idea. At least you don't have to worry about her having to go every time you go to the store like I do with my kids.