Thursday, January 22, 2009

Maybe Her Teeth Will Grow Closer Now

We're officially pacifier-free in our house! Sophie was only using her paci for naps and bedtime, but has now made the transition to sleeping without.

On Tuesday night I thought I'd just let her choose (thanks to Love & Logic classes), so I offered her the paci or a new Elmo doll to sleep with. She chose Elmo. I don't think she really realized until I left the room. A few tears were shed, and after I went in to console her one time she was off to slumberland. For her nap yesterday afternoon, I just gave her Elmo and put her down. After the slightest bit of whining she was asleep.

This little girl who fought me to take a bottle, fought me to go to day care (all three of them), fought me to go to the church nursery, fought me to nap at an early age, etc; this little girl who is the reason I purchased the book The Strong Willed Child by James Dobson; this little girl just made one of the easiest transitions in her young life and shocked the bugeebers out of mom and dad.

We're so thankful.

8 comments:

Meshellyn said...

You gotta love when they transition so easily! Congrats!!!

D's Mom said...

Yay! Glad the transition is going smoothly.

Stef said...

That is soo awesome. Just another stepping stone on growing up. Kinda sad on one hand, but awesome on the other!!!!

Meredith H. H. said...

Yay for loving parents.....and love and logic :) I use love and logic ALOT with clients (based on the specific situation, as there are certain types of kids for whom it doesn't work as well). Awesome that she picked Elmo :)

Phelps family said...

Wow! Way to go. Yea for an easy transition.
Carly was already two when we cut her out. We need to get a little more serious about Isaac's paci use. Now, Shawn's gonna really want to break him of it. He's really been wanting to get rid of it, but I've been saying "let's wait until he's finished cutting teeth". I think we're there almost anyway--maybe two more. I'll have to check his gums when he wakes up.

md said...

Yay for love and logic! Glad the transition was easy!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so jealous! Now it just shows me that I need to be harder on Addie and take the bottle away. I'm so happy for you guys! One last thing you don't have to worry about losing....and finding :)
-Sara G

Amy in Edmond said...

Yeah, for Sophie and Kelly.

Will gave up his pacifier at 13 months. It was much harder with Justin and Jemma since they went for thumbs and fingers.