Thursday, February 17, 2011

Goodbye old friend

If you've been around Ruth Ann much...especially close to nap time or bed time, you know there are 2 things she treasures more than anything on Earth. 1) Her baby (which is what she calls her security blanket) 2) Her pacies


I've been debating for months when the right time would be to take away the pacie...(ps...she can keep the baby until she goes to college for all I care, I still have my baby blanket in my bed so who am I to throw stones). But like with most things in life there is never a "right time"...she's also been particularly sassy (aka...B-A-D) so I didn't have much sympathy for her I as was gathering them up yesterday while she was at her grandparents house.

When I picked her up the first thing she said was "I need my baby and my pacie". I hadn't expected to break the bad news so quickly, so I told her she could have her baby but her pacies were gone. She repeated the request 10 more time in the hopes my answer would change, but I held firm. Once we got home she immediately went into her room to look in her crib for a pacie...but they were gone and she didn't ask me again for several hours...but she asked Arch as soon as he got in the door...funny how young we are when we started playing our parents against each other! He's one board with the idea so he repeated what I had told her and until bed time all was well.

Bed time was a different story...for 30 minutes she cried for anyone to come pick her up...Mommy, Daddy, Spencer...there may have even been a Grammy or Papaw thrown in there...but eventually she fell asleep for the first time without a pacie and slept soundly until I went to get her up at 7am.

I'd love to say that the first thing she said to me this morning was "I love you Mommy" or even just "Good morning Mommy", but no...her first words this morning were "I miss my pacie". But she didn't ask for it again until I dropped her off at school...we'll see how nap time goes, but 18 hours into pacie withdrawal and so far she's surviving just fine!

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Jennie said...

Yay, Mommy! Stick to it! We'll be tackling this with Maggie soon, and I admit I am not looking forward to it. Not only for the withdrawal, but the whole "one less thing that makes her my little baby" issues I'm having lately :) They grow so fast!

Sal-utations! said...

Good job! It'll only take a couple of days...hang in there!

Candi said...

Wow! That is amazing that she did so well over night. We were up with Reagan a ton for about a week. Goes to show she was definitely ready!! You did GOOD