On Monday morning we discovered that the Pull-Up monster had taken all our Pull-Ups and Malachi would have to wear underwear now. I cleaned up 5 messes on Monday with no successes at all.
On Tuesday morning Malachi refused to put on underwear in the morning and went without anything for two hours. At 10:45 he decided he could wear them (thank goodness! I was really dreading that clean up!), but didn't go to the bathroom at all until dinnertime! Erik got to clean up that mess. He tried to use the potty again before bed and was finally successful. Yay!
That was the turning point. He's been wearing underwear and going by himself ever since! We realized that he was very concerned about what happened once he flushed the toilet. He told Erik that he was afraid it would get in the sink and then all our water would turn into pee! He has also told us that he thinks he'll have a lot more friends now that he wears underwear! It's funny how what we thought would be really difficult turned out to be relatively quick and painless.On a different note, Elliott is now two months old! We can't believe how fast the past two months have flown by. He went to the doctor for his well visit and now weighs 11 pounds 12 ounces and is 23 3/4 inches long. His weight and height are in the 50th and 75th percentiles and his head circumference is in the 25th! I think it's safe to say the Allsop genes prevailed!
He's sleeping well (we've already had a few 12 hour nights!) and is on a very good schedule during the day. He's also been busy smiling and learning to talk and laugh. He loves it whenever Malachi is around and will look for him then smile and squeak as loudly as possible. He even got to take a bath in the big tub with his brother this week!