We are enjoying our spring break! But, we are so dreading night time EVERY night. My daughter use to be an incredible sleeper....
The Monday after Kendal's birthday we went to her 2 year check up. When we were almost done I brought up the dreaded paci and the doctor looked at me and said she still has that oh no it needs to be gone and I thought Oh no YOU wanna come live at our house for the next few weeks?
So, we came home I gathered all the pacis, which was about 20 and cut the tips off. As soon as I cut the tip off she refused it. She said it's broke and I said yes the doctor broke it (ha got YOU doctor!) and she threw ALL of them in the garbage and walked away and my mouth fell to the floor. And once I picked it up I got the pacis out of the garbage.
Well, she reminds us often that doctor broke pacis and they had to go in the garbage.
So, my daughter who use to go to bed at 8:00 by simply laying down and going on her own is now staying up til 10:30-11:00 EVERY night and not laying down, but screaming crying til she finally falls asleep. And it kills this mommy way more than letting her cry it out as a baby ever did.
Yes, I let her cry it out as a baby, but that was easy...she couldn't yell mommy......mommy, my nose is runny (well yeah girlfriend it's runny your screaming and crying at the top of your lungs.) and she couldn't stand in her crib...and I am at loss for what to do...it's a process to get her to sleep each night...Chris and I go in there at least 3-4 times before she goes to bed...
Last night she woke up at 4 because it was getting a little chilly in our house...my daughter that use to take her paci, lay back down, and go to sleep wasn't having it...so guess who held her til she fell asleep???
I honestly think it's because she wants that paci and she doesn't know how to comfort her self at night and it just hurts my feelings for her:(
So, it's been two weeks and I don't put her in bed anymore Chris does, but she is STILL crying and still staying up way past her bedtime.
Has anyone else taken the paci away and had these same issues? How long did it take to get back to normal or did you? Please tell me they learn to comfort themselves?
My new worst enemy=the paci and I hope that my next children don't love the thing like Kendall did.
I am so sad too because it's one more reminder that my baby really isn't a baby anymore:(