I'm talking about this coming weekend. Cody's parents and his little brother, Cory, have gone to Arizona for the weekend...So Cody and I decided to take this time with a house to ourselves to wean both of our girls...One from her pacifer, and one from waking up in the night.
Chloe has LOVED her "binky" since we weaned her from waking up in the night. When she'd cry, we'd just go in and give it to her and she'd quiet down pretty fast. Ever since then, she and that binky have been inseparable! I decided awhile ago that I didn't want her in nursery with one...Nursery is for big kids! Not babies with binkies. But I was too scared to take it away. The girl likes to scream. A lot. And loudly. It's easy to just stick that thing in her mouth in the middle of Sacrament Meeting than it is to hand Preslie to Cody, scoot over a ton of people, and take her out. ....Well, not anymore!
I get e-mails from babycenter.com for both of the girls, and I got one today for Preslie. One part asked when pacifiers should be taken away and it said definitely not later than 1. It can interfere with tooth and speech development. I always knew about the teeth part, but I wasn't too worried because they're just baby teeth and she can always get braces, right? But today, for some reason, it freaked me out a little more. Maybe because I feel like we're behind on a lot of things with Chloe. For example: She still drinks a bottle when she wakes up in the morning and after her nap. She won't drink milk any other way. We've tried it in a sippy cup and she doesn't want it. I want her to get her milk, but I don't know how to do it without a bottle. The nurse at her 18 month appt scolded me a little when she found out about this. Another example: We JUST stopped swaddling her before she went to sleep like last week. Not lying. I read a friends blog once that said her 6 month old had just stopped being swaddled and she figured he was the oldest baby to ever still be swaddled. Not so, my friend. Chloe is just our big-girl-baby! (She totally doesn't care about not being swaddled anymore. She lies down just fine in bed and goes right to sleep. If anyone has ideas about the bottle thing, PLEASE let me know!)
She just went to sleep for the night and after I left the room she cried for about 20 seconds and that was it. I bet she is more ready for all of this than we are.
Preslie on the other hand.
I'm so scared about trying to get her to sleep through the night! With Chloe, we'd give her her binky and she'd fall asleep again. When Preslie isn't helped at night, like right away, she screams. Even WITH her binky! So...I'm a little worried about that. Luckily Cody's family isn't here so I don't have to feel guilty for keeping them awake all night.....Cause I'm pretty sure we will be.
Also, Preslie just turned 4 months on the 21! WOW! I can't believe she's this big already. We took her to the dr the day we moved away from ID, on the 12, and she was 12 lb 1 oz and 22.8 in long. (weight: 24% and height:10%)
She is SO fun and loves to smile and laugh and is such a happy baby...Unless you walk away from her! She hates being alone and if she can't see you, she will let you know! She goo's and coo's a lot and LOVES to eat her hands! She always, always, always has her hands in her mouth.
We love our little girls!