Here's a list of why we haven't yet.
- He finally sleeps well. After 2 years of crying every single nap and every single night, he doesn't! I'm scared to mess with that.
- He takes GOOD naps. Normally 2+ hours. I've heard that when kids this age drop the paci, they drop the nap.
- Its something to bribe him with, (if I'm desperate), at the RE. Believe it or not, its really, REALLY bad to have your CHILDREN crying at a fertility clinic. I always feel horrible... In comes the plug to save the day!
- This is possibly the biggest of them all: It is the last real "babyish" thing he has (minus the diapers....but, those I will feel no sadness parting with.)
I feel silly in saying this, but I think the biggest thing holding me back has been the last bullet. I actually cried a little this afternoon when I thought about never seeing his sweet face with that "choo-choo" in it (my little brother's term).
This past nap time could be the last time I ever give my child a pacifier. I certainly thought that we'd have another baby by now, or at least be pregnant. Its sad to think that this officially marks the end of A's babyhood. I am no longer a mother to any babies.
I have big-kids.
Here's my sweet A- a few weeks old