Thanks! Naomi, that's awesome! Maintaining awareness to any degree is such a gift, I think. TBH-- not sure if I said this before-- I think babies are like adults-- they do what gets results and scrap the rest. I'm certain Miss L gave other signals early on, but the one we picked up on the most was a slight fussing, so over time, she came to use that consistently/almost exclusively. In other words, EC really is much more than operant conditioning, a la Pavlov-- it's a two-way communication street. We have, from a few months on, said, "Now, don't forget to tell Mommy/Daddy when you need to go potty." And yeah, I'm sure she doesn't "understand" that completely, but maybe she kinda does... because she does tell us! Mostly, anyway. :)
I meant to add that I am sure DH upped his accuracy percentage (or rather, Miss L and DH did, as a pair) because he decided a couple of weeks ago to reduce his away-at-work hours even more (spending more time with her) and to block off whole half-days for each of us on TTh (we had been switching off every 2 hours). So I think just being with her more and for longer stretches helped them.