Monday, April 18, 2011

Sayin' Bye-Bye To The Paci And Other Big-Girl News...

Well, the little Miss turned two on Friday and on Sunday we officially gave the paci the boot, cold-turkey style.  My brother and sister-in-law are expecting a sweet little boy in August, so Eva donated her paci's to baby Mason (in theory). 

*Preparing to 'give' the paci's to the baby
**Forgive the cabinet doors...we're in the process of refinishing our cabinets...

We helped her gather up all of her paci's (five total) and place them in a bag.  As we prepared to say good-bye, she gave a longing look in the bag, then reached in and pulled each one out for one last suck before placing them back in the bag.  She looked like a smoker taking one last drag before calling it quits, knowing deep down it's the right thing to do, but boy, it's hard to say good-bye.


*Saying Good-bye

Daddy took the bag out to the car and drove away to 'give' them to Mason.  When he came back, he had a little gift from Mason to Eva...a little Hello Kitty.  It's kind of cool how a kiddo still in utero can go shopping.  He's like a fetal prodigy.  


*A gift for the big-girl

Our first night paci-free went pretty well.  There was a little fussing initially and asking for the paci, but she fell asleep on her own and slept through the night!

Nap time today was a little rough, but this evening she was exhausted and went right to sleep with no fussing!  Yay!

We're just so proud of her.  She's really such a strong little girl and adapts to change so well.  She potty trained like a pro, she's adjusting to being paci-free, and soon she'll transition to a big girl bed!

It definitely seems like in just a matter of a few days she's gone from baby to big-girl :(  I guess I'm going to have to start a campaign to convince B that three is the magic number.  Anyone want to be my campaign manager?



*p.s.  I have so much to share with all of you...but it will have to wait for a few more days! 
I will just say God is so good and we are rejoicing in the Jackson household!

3 comments:

Emily said...

wow! way to go!

emerson is 26 months and still clinging to the paci. eek. oh well...

this is inspiring though!

Nikki said...

Hey Emily...actually, I wasn't really wanting to take away the paci...it's a major comfort item for Eva...but, she has a significant over bite and the dentist urged us to give it up :(
I think it was harder for me than it was for her LOL!

Jennifer said...

Aww! I remember going through that with my younger siblings. They were reluctant to give them up, but they were getting overbites too. I hope it goes well for her!

PS: She is just the cutest little thing!