Thursday, August 19, 2010

Paci is in the trashy.

Chess is done with the paci! I was really dreading getting rid of the long-loved paci, her sleep-aid and friend throughout the last 27 months. I thought it would be a huge ordeal, but surprisingly, it was easy! Since she was one, she has only been using the pacifier when she sleeps. Lately, though, she would get one out of her room, suck on it, I'd see her and tell her to put it back on her bed, and she'd go put it back...somewhere. We had four. But last week at bedtime, we couldn't find one. Jared was putting her to bed and told her that paci was lost. She understands what that means, so she kept saying it over and over. And when Jared left her room, she did cry for about 5-10 minutes. Then she sucked it up and went to sleep. Now, naps weren't a problem because she's not really taking naps anymore, but that's a whole other blog post (but, because she's not napping, it was easier for her to fall asleep without the pacifier because she's so exhausted at bedtime). Anyway, on the second night she told me, "Paci is lost," and cried for about 5 minutes and then went to sleep. Ever since then, she has not mentioned it and has slept awesome. I am so glad the pacifiers got lost, because I probably would not have had the guts to get rid of them for quite awhile on my own. We plan on potty-training next month, so it is nice to have the pacifiers out of the way, to move on to the next big-girl milestone. I have since found and discretely thrown away 3 pacifiers. There is one more hiding around here somewhere. Even though it was easy, I'm glad we won't have to worry about this with Lera - I tried for months, but she would never take a paci.


Heidi said...

Yay! If only Maddy used a paci! I don't know how to get rid of her thumb. I asked her this morning, "why are you sucking on your thumb? You don't need that thumb"
She said, "it tastes like chocolate"

Brittney said...

Happy Day! I never could get my kids to take paci's. Unfortunately I do have a 7-year old thumbsucker though which is so much worse. You can't cut off the finger and tell them it's lost. Going to the dentist next week to get a device to finally put an end to this. :)

Laura said...

It's so nice when that start to understand certain things. It makes battles a lot easier. Glad you were able to get rid of the paci so easily.