Friday, February 18, 2011

Operation "Take Away Wub"

Well the plan was to get rid of the paci around 15-18 months. Considering that Baby D will be arriving at the 18 month mark we decided to do it early. That way we don't traumatize poor HL anymore than necessary by taking away his precious wubbies and bringing home a gremlin that he did not ask for all at the same time.

Day 1 of Operation "Take Away Wub" was awful. I started at naptime, put him down just as usual. I watched on the monitor and wanted to cry myself. First off, he rolled over and sat up and then began peeking under his blanket and searching all around the crib looking for them. He was completely confused. Then after he realized they were not in the crib he started to cry, and jump around, and cry some more. But only for 10 minutes and then he was out! Woohoo! I thought it was too good to be true... and it was. After a half hour he was back up screaming. At that point I decided I'd gone about it all the wrong way. We needed to have a 'replacement' item and formally take the Wubbs away, etc. So I caved.

We bought the Wubbie Blanket as a replacement item and he's been sleeping with it ever since along with the pacis. I was ready to try again this week and then I saw this kid... in the photo... wandering around with his little buddies... and I decided I can't do it. I'm not ready.

Can you blame me? Look at him! Look at that face. Nope I can't do it.

And yes I know it's not about ME but I just can't help it, I'm not ready and I don't think he is either. So the executive decision is that we're going to wait until AFTER Baby D is here and settled and then we will do it. For real this time. Swear.


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