The past few days have been especially rough. Let's be clear on something, Eyan HAS NOT had a pacifier during the day since he stopped nursing at 10 months. The paci only makes its appearance at bed and nap time because Eyan is a light sleeper and he could find it and put it in his mouth and allow mommy to sleep more than 2 hour stretches. Eyan started really sleeping through the night about 3 months ago, which was a miracle and I fully believe the paci helped this. However, with the paci "missing" he is waking up a little more frequently and little earlier. UGH, the price you pay for bad habits to go away and hopefully a smaller orthodontist bill.
The "missing" paci happened by accident, I didn't do this on purpose and had originally planned to do the whole "pacifiers to the new babies in the world thing" over my Christmas break. Monday, Eyan woke up with the paci in his mouth and my mom got him ready to go to Jen's, and the paci accidently went with them. I only have two of them, and knew right away this had happened, but I forgot about it and once Monday night came I put Eyan in his bed and forgot to put the back-up paci in the bed. That night and the next night went well. After those blissful nights, Eyan realized the paci was gone, and all hell broke loose! He has been up a few times a night and just grumpy and on top of it those dang teeth are just driving him insane.
Well regardless, I managed to get some really cute pictures of him this weekend! I took these with a canon point and shoot and I am pretty excited about them. I personally think they look kind of professional and I am totally framing some of these!
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!
The pacifier has been gone for a few weeks now and little monster is sleeping better! Success!