We've had a very interesting weekend in our house.
It was about noon on Thursday when I realized that Alex hadn't had his paci at all that day. I decided that we should probably start breaking the habit. Alex hasn't had a paci during the day at all since then - only naps and bed at night (only in his crib). We've had a few melt downs, but for the most part it has gone well - until today.
He was playing with another little girl's princess dolls today. When Jay tried to get him to give them back, he started having a melt down. And you know, melt down isn't even the right work - it was bigger than that. (this was going on during the Mother's Day brunch) Jay and I took him into the sanctuary, but I don't think it mattered. He screamed (and I mean huge breath - top of his lungs - screaming), he cried, he hit, he scratched, he threw my glasses. It was horrible. It lasted for about 15 minutes. He finally calmed down enough for us to try to get him to eat. He was still crying, and not happy. My friend took him into the nursery where (bless her heart) the nursery worker gave him the princess doll back!! Yikes!! So, it started all over again. Jay ended up taking him home where he proceeded to scream for another 45 minutes before passing out.
I think he just hasn't figured out how to calm himself down without the paci. I hope he doesn't have any breakdowns like that tomorrow at daycare.
I knew that this would happen - but wow - it was horrible.
It also hit me tonight that we are about to have another baby in this house. I know - I've known about this for a couple of months - I've been excited about it - and was actually quite crushed when it looked like he might not be coming. I know I'll be fine (at least I think I will).
We also had our homestudy this weekend, and it looks like we passed. :) There is one more letter that needs to get done first thing tomorrow morning. Needless to say, I'll be stalking my email tomorrow.
(oh - and if you've emailed me about being invited to the private blog, assume you will be unless you hear from me. I'll be sending out invitations later this week)
Happy Belated Mother's Day to everyone!!