Friday, January 9, 2009

Guess What Sam Found?!?!

Earlier tonight Sam excitedly came running to me saying, "I found it! I found it! I found it!"
He was grinning from ear to ear! I asked him what he found, and he shouted joyously, "I found my ba ba!" I asked him where? (I had put all of his pacifiers up high in the kitchen cabinet except for one that I hid in the nightstand beside my case of an emergency :)!!) He replied that he had found it downstairs, meaning the basement. I realized then that there must have been one in the shoe basket. Earlier I had asked Clay to go through the shoe baskets downstairs and bring me all of the socks to wash. I am thinking that when he dumped out the baskets, a pacifier must have fallen out too. I figured that one day Sam would find one that I didn't know about. I didn't think it would happen so soon.

Today was Day 11 of no pacifiers, and only yesterday did he stop asking for them! He has been a real trooper the last 11 days. He has sadly asked for them a couple of times each day, and each time he did I was plagued with guilt! He also no longer played with my hair. I guess the pacifier and hair smelling, holding, and twisting all went together. When he came running to me tonight, he jumped into my arms, grabbed my hair, and sniffed deeply! Bliss! He was so happy!

I have had a difficult time the last 11 days getting him settled down for naps and bedtime. Most nights it took one hour for him to finally fall asleep. He would not cry, but just romp all over the bed, singing and talking. He just couldn't be still and relax. He would not snuggle up to me with his face buried in my hair and fall asleep. Well, tonight since he had his beloved ba ba, after 3 stories and prayers, he promptly laid down, took a handful of hair to sniff, and fell asleep in four minutes!!!!

Will I take this pacifier away? I don't know. Yes, we had made it 11 days, but his joy over finding that one ba ba just broke my heart! We'll see!


  1. Awww, I wouldn't know what to do either. Hard one!
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Mother out-does me by far! Please pray for her, she's having a difficult time right now.
    Thanks in advance. Have a great weekend. Love, Liesa

  2. It's hard to deny them anything when they look at you with those precious eyes, isn't it?

  3. What a sweet story! He'll be ok, I mean, you don't see 5th graders walking around with ba-bas!

  4. We used to tease my sister and say she would keep one in her glove box when she went to high school, but she finally did give it up! (Before Kindergarten!)

  5. Henry sucks his 2 fingers on his left hand, he's a righty. I don't know when this will end... I highly doubt it will, maybe before college.
    Got your message Roan, thanks for dilligently adding me back in to your list, as well as the other bloggers, I love reading others you tune into.
    Kristi, who has read your blog and has one Henry's age, sweetest little girl, just gave up her paci and took it to the store to buy a toy with it. I hope it worked!
    Thanks for your writing- love to read along- Laura

  6. Roan, PLEASE let him keep his ba ba!!! Shawna :)