This morning I was rudely awoken the same way I've been awoken every day this week: Noah whining "Mama, I dropped my night night." I am so over those stupid "night nights." Of course he's woken Maia up every morning way earlier than she needed to be with his whining. Yesterday, I was ready to take them away all together but then I wussed out and decide to cut back to 1 pacifier in his crib as opposed to 10. He took it quite well. I lectured Noah at bed time on how he is a big boy now and only needs 1 pacifier and soon will not need any pacifiers. I also warned him that if it fell out of his crib and he whined for me to come in and get it, I would throw it away immediately! I made him repeat after me, "I don't need a night night to go back to sleep." My threats were empty and my lecture proved to be a waste of breath. He whined this morning and I rescued the night night. ARRRGGGHHH!
I am writing this post for very selfish reasons...I need encouragement. I need to take the pacifier away for good, but I don't have the guts! I know that I will get very little sleep and will probably cave in and give it back to him the first night and I cannot do that. I need focus on the end result and stay strong. This process will also involve a very complicated plan since my children share a room. I will probably have to send Maia to the GPs for at least the first night of no pacifier because otherwise Noah's incessant whining for his night night will keep her up. Who knew that the pacifier would become my worst enemy.