Both my kids haven’t been sleeping very well the past few nights. They have a little cold. I’m so frustrated that Lucas still wakes up occasionally. He still sleeps with this pacifier at night —-
— only at night. And at nap time. It stays in his bed. At age 6 months I said we were getting rid of the pacifier when he was 1. At 1 I said 1.5. At 1.5 years of age I said, Okay, at two years old you are DONE with this thing. Two is the max. Now he is 2.5 and I still let him have it for sleeping. My how things change when you have kids. I don’t really care if he likes to sleep with it. It’s not affecting his speech in any way and because it only stays in his bed it doesn’t interfere with anything else in our life. I’m a big believer in letting kids do things when they’re ready – just like potty training – so I figure, if he wants to sleep with a stinkin’ pacifier, what’s the big deal? If it makes him happy, then sure.
But, I think him sleeping with it, is actually what’s causing him to wake up more. He wakes up and if he can’t find it he starts whining or crying and then I get up and get mad because I’m fumbling around at 2 o’ clock in the morning looking for the darn pacifier. I don’t know, I’ve thought about getting rid of it. I know sooner or later he’ll be ready to get rid of it. A part of me wants to leave it up to him and his own timing, but the other part of me feels like it needs to go. He only has one and once it’s gone, it’s GONE.
We are still working on the big boy/baby concept. Sometimes he wants to be a baby, which doesn’t help when I’m trying to explain things like this or that babies wear diapers and big boys wear underwear. The other day he said, “rock me like a baby.”
So of course I did.
It is SO frustrating because Joshua wakes up, I go put him back to bed and then JUST as I’m dozing off again, in 15 minutes time, Lucas wakes up. GR*$&!!!!
Please don’t flame me for letting my toddler have a binky at night, but if you have any tips or thoughts I would love to hear them. And seriously, cover your words in butterflies and kisses. I am not in the mood to deal with mom hater comments right now from people who think they are sister of the Mother Theresa.
Joshua is still waking up too, but he is only up once or twice, but more when he has a cold and doesn’t feel good, of course. I expect him to wake up more, simply because he is still nursing. However, we are almost done with that, so I’m hoping that will help. I want to be done nursing now actually. I wonder if you can give whole milk at 11 months instead of 12? Is it that much of a difference?
Doc said I should probably night wean him. Milk can get on his teeth and it’s not good for all night sleeping. I know, I agree with her, but because I’m almost done anyways, I figure I’ll just go cold turkey then. Makes sense I think. We are suppose to start brushing his teeth every night. (Use a toothbrush with water on it for 20 seconds. ) I am not paying for cavities.
In other news, we had a good Labor Day weekend. Hope you did too. We painted and decorated (finally) our master bedroom. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Joshua had his 10 month baby well visit last week. He’s weighing in at 21 pounds. Holy smokes!
Lucas turned 2.5 last week.
I am still 22.
I also still love to take naps, and because I’m super tired and I have to work tonight, I think I’ll head up for a little snooze while my lovies are sleeping…