Come mid-February, Drew and I were resigned to the "wait and see" approach to potty training- if she showed an interest, we helped her out. When she wanted to sit on the toilet, we helped her out. Wanted to wear undies? Done. At daycare she would sit every now and then, or ask Drew's mom or even my mom... but no real interest at home.
Then came February vacation. In the midst of my 38 week pregnant nesting frenzy, it all just happened.
On Monday my mom and sister came over and
On Tuesday she asked to wear undies all day. She was going to daycare while I went to the doctors and ran some errands. Let me tell you, the 40 minute drive to daycare while she was in underwear for the first time was super nerve-wracking. At any moment I expected her to start sobbing that she had peed and to end up having to clean her carseat and most likely my entire car after dropping her off. But she was fine. At daycare she had multiple accidents and changes of clothes, but still came home in underwear. That night she did # 2 on the toilet for the first time. Again for Drew.
On Wednesday Drew was home for the day with us. We went out to breakfast (which included 3 bathroom trips) and did some errands. We made her wear a diaper when we visited an indoor play place in town, but that was because we were too worried we'd be mortified when she peed all over some poor, unsuspecting kid. After nap time (also wearing a diaper), she put her underwear back on and peed a couple more times on the toilet. Although she wore a diaper for part of the day, she didn't have any accidents, so we considered it a success.
On Thursday Fynn was home with me again... and we spent much of the day in the bathroom. However, no accidents. Thursday night I went into labor, and Fynn spent the next few days with Drew's parents. I was convinced that the success we had seen was over. No way was she going to deal with a new sibling, being at a different house, AND two days away from us and not have any accidents. As usual, Fynn proved me wrong and did awesome.
Since then, Fynn has consistently worn underwear every single day and the only time she's had accidents is overnight; which we still put her in diapers for just in case... which is probably a bad thing, but I do not want to be washing sheets every day. Maybe I'll suck it up soon and let her try- she'll probably end up surprising me again and never have an accident!