No more pacifiers for Vincent and Landen!
I personally don't think it looks right for toddlers to be walking around with a pacifier in their mouth. Especially if they have to pop it out to talk to you and then pop it back in. But to each their own, some moms see nothing wrong with it and that's okay too! I was thinking about taking them away before Jacob's arrival but thought it might be too much "new" all at the same time. I knew I wanted it done before they were 2.
Ever since we moved them into their Big Boy room in June (and their cribs no longer had a bumper on) they would wake up in the middle of the night crying for their pacifier (a.k.a chupi) because it had fallen out of the crib. This wouldn't be every night or one particular kid but between the two of them I was getting up 3 to 4 times a week in the middle of the night to get them their chupi. One night I heard Vincent crying around 4:00 a.m. so I go in the room and I'm feeling around under the crib for his chupi. I kept the light off because I didn't want to wake Landen. As I'm feeling around I hear this little voice say: "BOO!" I look up and see Vincent laying in his crib looking out the slats at me. He sees me look up and he says "BOO!" again. REALLY?! Really kid? I did not come in the room at 4 in the morning to play peak-a-boo!! I told Ryan that day....that's it! no more pacifiers!
A few of my friends have had success at eliminating the pacifier by cutting the tip off and telling their child it was broken. A week ago friday night I cut the tips off. They both looked at them kind of
Jacob is sleeping through the night!
I finally figured this boy out! I have his feeding schedule during the day to include 6 bottles and that seems to make him happy. He has gone from 8:45 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. with out needing a bottle for 5 days straight. So I'm thinking it's safe to say he's sleeping through the night (with the exception of moving to the swing at some point during the night) I choose to move him to the swing when he stirs awake, rather than patting or rocking him back to sleep. Or feeding him a bottle to soothe him back to sleep. I'm confident he will eventually stop moving to the swing, some may say its a bad habit but that's what I'm choosing to do :) It takes me two minutes to get him and strap him into the swing and then it's back to bed I go. We (Jacob and I) are much much happier these days!! I'm getting a full nights sleep and he's starting to coo and smile sooooo much! He really is a happy baby.
|After he slept through the night for the first time! I was so Happy :)|
They won't be able to do it on their own for a little while longer but Ryan wanted to start them young!
The A's made it to the playoffs! (I know we didn't have anything to do with it) But Ryan was pretty excited they did so well. We went to a game last weekend for our anniversary (6 years) My mom and dad babysat all 3 boys ALL day! It was the longest I had ever been away from them but It was so fun going to a game just the two of us. The A's probably won't make it past the series with Detroit but Ryan and I are having fun watching the games and so are Vincent and Landen! Go A's!