Yesterday was her first day wearing underwear to school. She did go through two pairs of underwear, but her teachers said she did great for her first day. I expect there are going to have to be a lot of accidents before Bean starts to understand that underwear are not the same as diapers and before she starts initiating potty breaks, but that's okay.
I'm really proud of Bean for doing such a great job on the potty. Frankly, potty training hasn't been that much of a struggle with her. She's generally happy to go use the potty, she's proud of herself when she uses the potty, and she excited about her big girl underwear. I wish I could take some credit for her success, but her positive potty attitude has made this process pretty easy so far. *Knock on wood*
Seeing her in her big girl underwear is kind of a surprise to me. The underwear really make her look like a big girl: she's lost her round baby belly, her legs have lost almost all of their baby chub and now look muscular and strong. She's gone through a growth spurt I think, and drawers she used to hang on trying to reach she can now easily peer inside.
Sometimes I think my baby girl is gone, but then she cuddles against me for a story and sucks her thumb and I still have to lean down to put my head in her hair.
Baby Bean, I love you so much. I'm so proud of you my big girl.