So here we go again. Try number 2 to rid ourselves of this pacifier. To be honest, I’m almost kind of sad to do it, because it does, in fact mean that my little honey is growing up. I’m going to miss seeing that wubba nub hanging from his mouth. I’m also going to miss having a surefire way to keep him quiet in public. Oh well, here we go:
Tuesday night – August 8th: B is putting the boogs to bed since I am working out. We had gotten his papiz out of his crib to wash them. B forgot to put it back in his room. I get home and see it laying on the table, and am all whaaaaat is happening – did he ask for it? B says nope. And then he sleeps during the night.
Wednesday morning car ride – August 9th: I made sure to have a few distractions in the car so he wouldn’t ask for it – there was a magazine and a mini-stuffed Max from Secret Life of Pets. It worked for a little – he did ask for it a few times, but I just told him papiz was all gone.
Wednesday afternoon car ride – August 9th: This sucked. He cried for his papiz as soon as he got in the car. I ignored it for the most part and he calmed down before we pulled into the driveway. Holla – first day car rides OVER.
Wednesday night – August 9th: B said he asked for it once, but just told him it was gone, and that was that. No waking up in the middle of the night — WHOA.
Thursday morning car ride – August 10th: HE DIDN’T ASK FOR IT ONCE Y’ALL!!! Have we kicked the papiz? Are we done? Only time will tell….
Thursday afternoon car ride – August 10th: B picked him up from daycare today – S had wanted to bring his backpack home with him, and that’s where they keep his papiz at school. I had written them a note in the morning to try not to let him use it during nap time (but was ok if he was being persistent with it) – but didn’t ask if they were able to not during the day. Anyway – he found the papiz in his backpack, and B had to take it from him. I’m not sure of what ensued because of that – but B didn’t give in.
Thursday night – August 10th: No papiz use in sight – no waking up. If we haven’t completely kicked the car usage, we have definitely kicked night time use — WAHOO!
Friday morning car ride – August 11th: Didn’t ask for it once – sang his ABCs in the car and was in a really good mood. What is happening? This is such a change from the last time we tried to do this! Could the doctor actually have been right when she said that most kids just give it up on their own? WHY IS HE GROWING UP SO FAST?!?!?!
Friday afternoon car ride – August 11th: Nope, didn’t even ask for it.
Friday night – August 11th: Nope, didn’t even ask for it.
Weekend August 12-13th: He asked for it once while we were at Home Goods, but we told him that “papiz is all gone,” and he seemed to just go with it.
So I’m going to call it – we are done with the pacifier. Holy crap – we are done with the pacifier.
And it was way less painful this time – It seems like he was just ready for it. I honestly can’t believe how easy it was this time around. We had zero waking up in the middle of the nights – zero tantrums – zero hives.
He’s so grown up, y’all. Excuse me while I go cry in the corner.