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.
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!