I'm new to this boards, and am very happy I found them. I'm sure this has been asked a hundred times, but I just need some encouragement.
My son is turning 5 months today. About 3 weeks ago, we started EC. At first, I thought I would be pretty relaxed about it, be a PT EC'er. It was amazing to watch him on his little potty, and rewarding to know that it was working! I knew his most frequent times, and we would take him then. We co-sleep with him, and he does wake or becomes agitated when he has to go at night, but we don't get them all...sometimes I just don't wake or have the energy to do it (otherwise I would only be getting 30 minutes of sleep at a time, between EC'ing and BF'ing). However, he has gone from completely soaking the bed at night, to waking with only a damp diaper. In the daytime, he is pretty consistent with his times when he has large pees - after naps is most likely when we catch them.
My problem and the frustrating part is all the little pees in between. I'm trying to be relaxed about it, but I just can't get them. I use the verbal cues to encourage him to go on the potty. He knows the sign for potty (when I use it....he's not signing quite yet). He doesn't display the signs or cues for these little pees - at least, I don't see them, and my little guy pees ALOT. I've become so obsessed with it that I've taken him to use the potty every 30 minutes throughout the day, and only to find that he has already wet his diaper in between those times. I would like to one day transition him out of his cloth diapers, but not if he is doing this. I am frustrated that I am not doing this right. I sometimes baby wear him to try to see the cues easier but he is getting to the stage where he wants to be free to roll around and he doesn't like to be worn in the house (only if we are out does he like it). I think I just need encouragement to do this. There are no EC groups where I live and I don't know anyone else that is doing this (everyone thinks I'm nuts), so I feel so alone in this and have no support or places to go for advice. Is this normal to have these feelings? I just want to know that I'm doing this right, I guess.