Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paci Fail

Last night we tried weening, or starting to ween Jack from his pacifier/bah/paci. Big.Fat.Failure! I am not sure if he's teething or didn't feel good, but he wailed. And wailed. And wailed. The bedtime routine went fine and normal. But when it came time to pop the paci in, I gave him the one I had cut the tip off. He definitely did not like it. He got confused and then angry and started crying and squirming around for a new paci. I held strong.

Down to bed he went and with a little crying, he went to sleep. He slept for a grand total of 30 minutes and then woke back up crying. Jason, who happened to be home last night, finally came into my bedroom and asked "Where are his pacis?" At this point, I didn't want to hear my little guy crying anymore so I told him where the good pacis were stored. That seemed to calm Jack down for a little while, but he still woke up several times crying.

Me thinks there are some toofers coming through. Now is probably not the best time to break him of his paci habit. We are moving out of our house in two weeks which is going to be a big disruption of our life. Maybe once when we are back in our house and settled, we can try again.

I honestly feel like a terrible parent. Listening to him crying like that broke my heart. It wasn't a normal "I am pissed off" cry. It was more of a "Mommy, why are you punishing me?" cry. I wanted to cry right along side him.

Poor baby. I think I can let him have the paci for a little while longer...........

1 comment:

  1. Can you try slowly cutting it so it becomes smaller and smaller? That way he slowly gets use to the idea of no paci.