I know. I can't believe it either.
I've always (secretly) patted myself on the back for my sweet potty training skills. 5 kids, trained prior to 2 1/2, longest trainee was 1 week in training. Not too shabby.
Things always fell into place after they were "awake" trained...dry at naptime followed quickly, with staying dry through the night close behind.
Baby Girl trained early and quickly...naptimes started becoming an "almost" dry experience, so, to entice her to stay dry, we abolished diapers at naptime. Within a couple of days, she was dry through naps. *Quiet, proud high five to self*
Bedtime was, however, a different story. Most of my other kiddos had been staying dry at this point in their "potty training careers"...I just kept waiting for it to happen with my babe. Here and there, she'd wake up dry, but, for the most part, she was usually pretty soaking wet by morning.
And, here's where my imperfection comes in. My "epic fail" potty training decision. (And, for the record...I could probably tell you a bazillion other ways in which I am imperfect...but let's just pretend, for today, that this is my only imperfection. It's better for my psyche that way.)
I was discussing with my Mr. Wonderful, that we needed to start "weaning" our babe off of diapers at night. What I had envisioned was, limiting her fluids after supper time, waking her to go potty before we settled in for the night, and slowing easing our way out of diapers...here's what happened:
Me: "Hon, we've gotta start getting her out of diapers at night."
Hottie: "Mmmm, hmmm. Okay."
Me, taking the babe to her room to get her jammies and diaper on for the night: "Well, guess we start tonight. We're out of diapers. I'll just be resigned to lot's of bed changes for awhile."
Dreamy: "Mmmm, hmmm. Okay."
Fast forward a week and a half later. A week and a half of twice nightly waking to a cold, wet, crying baby, changing sheets, washing, washing, washing sheets, mattress pads, jammies, unders, buying training pants, washing those, etc., etc.
I'm done. She is so not ready for being diaperless at night. At 2 years and 4 months, I shouldn't feel too bad, but DANG! This is my first "potty training failure". My first red check on the chapter of my life which is titled, "Potty Training".
I just bought diapers. (I'm NOT giving in on my "no Pull-ups" rule!!)
Is it terrible that I'm looking forward to sleeping through the night tonight?
'Cuz I am.
And, I'll bet that my babe is, too.