Thursday, April 2, 2009
Bye Bye Paci
On March 23rd we took Brady to Build-A-Bear to pick out an animal and put his paci inside. We told him we were going on a big boy adventure and that it was time to say "bye bye" to his paci. We let him choose the animal...he chose a frog with shamrocks for dimples that he named "Lucky". We told him he would put his paci inside and anytime he missed his paci (it has always been in his bed) then he would have Lucky to hold onto and his paci would be right inside. He was excited and put his paci in and had a great time creating Lucky, bathing him, printing his birth certificate, etc. This was our first experience with Build-a-Bear. After we made Lucky, we rode the carousel and got an ice cream. Our plan was "celebrating being a big boy" instead of just "taking something away" from our little guy. We had a great time and then came home to get ready for bed......yikes!! We missed our paci - there was crying, asking why, calling out to Daddy and Mommy for about an hour and a half. He finally fell asleep and he woke up at about 4:30 a.m. calling for his Daddy. Chris went up and talked to him and then calmed him down. He went back to sleep. Tuesday nap we cried out and whined for about an hour...Tuesday night about 45 minutes, Wednesday nap about 45 minutes, Wednesday night about 30 minutes, Thursday nap about 30 minutes, Thursday bed time about 10 minutes, Friday nap..pretty much no crying or whining, Friday night nothing, Saturday and Sunday nothing. It only took a week and he is over it...back to sleeping his normal hours, sleeping without getting up, no whining, etc. Again....such a big boy!! The big boy bed has been so simple and now the paci is a thing of the past. How can he grow up this fast????