Saturday, January 20, 2007

Uh-oh



Not only is uh-oh one of Jack's all time favorite words, it's also what I thought at his 18 month check-up on Thursday when the doctor's response to my question about when to take away the paci was NOW. They used to say later, but the dentists said 18 months is the right time.

So, this is going to happen in the next few weeks; when I get the nerve. And he just started sleeping through the night again! I'm scared and preparing myself for a lot of screaming that first night...

(but, how about my gross photo of paci soup??)

9 comments:

Bradley said...

Um, so, I know I'm one of the few male, non-parents that read this blog, but I have to speak up for all of us and ask why these pacifiers are in a saucepan. Storage? Sterilization? Warming for Jack's comfort? Are you preparing to melt them down as a symbolic demonstration that he can never have them again?

Andi said...

i have to say the boring answer- sterilization. it doesn't happen very often, but i thought it made a pretty funny photo op...

Kaele said...

Is there any way to transfer him to another comfy item? (I'm sure nothing works like the paci.) I just wondered if it would work to give him something special to cuddle with... I'm sure you've considered all these options.... If it were me, chocolate would do! ;-)

Andi said...

jack also loves chocolate. unfortunatly it makes the crib a bit messy...

Tirzah said...

Tell me when you pick the night to do that,I will bring the drinks.

Melanie said...

I am there for drinks, too. I am pretty sure we prayed Jack Rhodes through this situation or Tirzah. I am sure the drink/prayer combo will do the trick.

Anonymous said...

Andrea, this is Kaele's sister, Kiersten. We had a great pediatrician who swore by the 3 day rule. Any child can get over any habit in 3 days...bottle to cup, paci to no paci, etc. The first day or so will not be pleasant, but hang tough. We've yet to prove him wrong. ;)

Tirzah said...

I agree with that 3 day rule.

Andi said...

i think thye say it's the same with adults- takes 3 days to make something (or i guess break) a habit, so makes sense that it would work with the kids too!