Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bye Bye Binki

Yesterday was the day.  We told Henry he was a big boy now and didn't need the binki.  There were a few times he asked for it through the day, but after reminding him that he doesn't need it anymore, he stopped crying within a few minutes.  The day actually went better than I expected.

I didn't put him down for a nap mostly because he didn't really seem tired.  Every once in a while he does okay without a nap.  So bedtime was really the first time he really wanted the binki.  He cried for a while and woke up 2 times in the night wanting it, but didn't cry for too long when we told him he couldn't have it.  

Sometimes he likes to carry around the kitchen towel during the day.  Devin suggested we give him a blanket to replace the binki since he seemed to like the towel.  He also predicted that Henry would want the towel though.  Devin was right.  Henry wanted to sleep with the kitchen towel.  I tried giving him a few different soft baby blankets we have and he only wanted the towel.  So, I guess that's what he can have.  

I think nap time today will be tough.  Since he doesn't sleep in the crib for naps like he does at night, it might take longer for him to fall asleep because I'm sure he'll keep getting off the bed.  But, we'll see how it goes...  Maybe he'll surprise us!

Devin said it's a little sad that Henry is growing up.  I told him that I agreed, but we're gonna have a new baby in a few weeks.  "Yeah, but this is baby Hen Hen" he said.  Yeah, little baby Hen isn't a baby anymore.


Eve and Tim DeLoach x2 said...

i envy you, you are so good at updating your blog. my goal is to update it weekly and use it as my journal, i dont want to forget each cute little thing the twins do, and you always are updating whats going on in your life, so this is me telling you i am jealous of your dedication! i am going to try harder!
good job, you should be proud of yourself, your boys are going to be able to look back and read all about themselves when they were young.

Staci said...

Congratulations! When I took Jaci's binky away I was so nervous and it really turned out great, no big deal really! I always tell parents it is more us then the kid!

Anonymous said...

This is fablulous! Its great he hasnt been hard, it could have been a nightmare. We have disposed of the binki at our house so we have a safe environment now. Way to go. And what a sweet little Hen Hen.

Mom Miller


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