Friday, July 27, 2012

Paci, Diapers: Mission Complete!!

Oh happy day!! This momma is doing the happy dance because we said good-bye to the paci and diapers (except bedtime).  Ok, so I have shed a few tears over these huge milestones because it means that my baby is growing up.  But I am happy that I don't have to keep up with pacies and pay a fortune for diapers! 

 

Beginning in June, I started encouraging Addison to use her little potty.  When we were at home, I would leave her in a shirt and big girl panties.  She only had 2 or 3 accidents and realized that she wasn't all that fond of being wet, so she started telling me she had to potty or just going on her own with Audrey's assistance.  I couldn't believe how quickly she caught on!  My first trail with potty training Audrey was so frustrating and took FOREVER...but Addison caught on quickly and was a happy girl to get to wear big girl panties like her sister.

Now the paci...that is a whole different story!  This girl L.O.V.E.D her a paci!  I'm pretty sure it bordered on an addiction problem. haha.  I was so tired of having to keep up with pacies and fetch them all the time.  So I began snipping the end of the pacies a little bit.  The first night I did it was TORTURE!! Corey was at work and Addison screamed and cried about her "broke" paci for hours.  I refused to give in, though.  The next night went a little better.  I left the pacies that length for several nights, then snipped them again.  This went on for about 3 weeks getting shorter and shorter.  I noticed that she wasn't fond of them as much anymore.  So one night I just hid the paci to see if she would request it at bedtime.  She didn't!  So from that point on, I made them disappear.  About a week after the paci "disappeared" she asked about it.  I told her it was broken and in the trash and she was too old for it. 

Now I will say that I have kicked myself more than once for saying good-bye to the paci because since the paci went away, my child who was a great sleeper REFUSES to sleep- nap or bedtime.  (sign)  Hopefully, one day that will pass and she will learn to love sleep again...because her mommy certainly does!

1 comment:

Jenny Maddox said...

YAY for Addison!!!

Elle actually found and old paci in one of my purses this morning. She started sticking it in her mouth and saying she wanted to be a baby again. Not the best scenario since we had a HORRIBLE time breaking her from them. That paci will be GONE when she gets back from school today :)