It was a long time coming. I was the sucker and had a hard time taking it away. She was only using it at nap time and bed time so it was difficult to get rid of. After our challenge with the new bed I decided that it was probably better to do it now instead of wait for the baby. So one night I cut it (I teared up a little) and placed it on her dresser. She found it, brought it to me and said binkie boke. I told her if binkie was broke she should probably throw it away. She walked over to the garbage and tossed it. After that she only asked for it a couple times but we would remind her it broke. We had a rough week of very little naps and hour long bedtimes. I am proud to say we are getting better! We have been binkie free for 2 weeks! She really hasn't asked for it at all. We are still trying to figure out a new way to get her to relax for bedtime. She has had lots of tears and even fell asleep in front of her door a couple of times. It has been a challenge but I know it was the for the best! We sure love our little girl! I have to admit it is sometime hard to get mad at her when she gets out of bed and peeks her head out of her room and says Hi Mommy, love you.
Here are a couple pictures of her first night in her new bed and her room!
Another big change that is about to happen is in 2 weeks we will have a new little guy in our arms and home! We are so excited and nervous at the sametime. I can't believe we are on the count down of days! I am so ready to not be pregnant. This last week physically has been a challenge for me. I have to admit I've shed a few tears from being so uncomfortable. Work is getting really challenging and I am ready for a break! I am also incredibly nervous to have 2 kids. I know its going to be an adjustment for all of us. I am nevous for Lexi. I know she will have a love/hate relationship with him for a while. She is pretty baby obssessed right now but she is also a big mommy's girl. I am also afraid to leave her. My first night away from her will be my first night in the hospital. It will be weird to not have Lex be my only focus. I sure love my little girl. She is my buddy. We do everything together. I hope she will some how understand that even though she will have to share my attention she will always be baby girl!
I am also so excited to meet my new little guy. I love him so much already and I know that he will capture my heart even more when I get to hold him in my arms! He is already so loved!
(I am embarrassed to post this picture, but I needed to post a picture Lexi and I. So don't mind the 9 month very large pregnant whale.)