Thursday, September 18, 2008

EC Update

I am happy to report that we are continuing to enjoy practicing elimination communication, or EC. Well, at least I am having fun and LB doesn't seem to mind. In fact, I think there are times when she is signaling that she needs to go potty when she doesn't: just so that she can sit on the potty and get some face time. I could be misreading her cues, but it seems to happen more often when I am working and not paying as much attention to her. We only catch about 30-50% of the time and it continues to go up and down depending on how much sleep I have had and how work is going.

Here is the lesson learned this week. I was stuck on a call and LB had woken up. I kept muting the phone when she would coo or when I talked to her. (I try not to broadcast that I am working from home with a baby.) I think I was doing pretty well. Then she started to get fussy. Then more fussy. It was getting harder and harder to keep her quiet. Then I realized she needed to go potty. As quickly as I could, I sat her on the potty. She immediately relaxed and quieted down. Phew!

With confidence, I unmuted the phone to answer a question and . . . the sound thunder - wet thunder.

I just kept talking. What was I going to say (Um, that wasn't me)?

I learned that sometimes it's better to just let her go in her diaper. Preferably from a few feet away.

8 comments:

Fertilized said...

Oh Kami - this is very funny.

Great job with the EC

MrsSpock said...

LOL...I wonder what your client was thinking?

luna said...

wet thunder, it wasn't me. ha, thanks for the laugh!

Sky said...

Wow! Do I have a LOT to learn. LB is...what...3 months old? And she sits in a potty already?

Holy smokes! Am I reading that right? Is this a new method of potty training?

Lord, if I ever give birth, I will obviously be clueless.

Geohde said...

:)

Yep- my two make no secret of what's happening in their nappies either...

J

Trace said...

Thanks for the smile.

Me said...

I think it's really cool that you're still working diligently on EC. You get two kudos from me!

m said...

Thank you for that laugh!