Wednesday, August 19, 2009

update

This is a paci update. Not a baby update. Sorry if I disappointed you, but until my appointment tomorrow morning I have no new news on this baby front. I'll just tell you, I'm READY.

However, the paci situation is going very well! It has now been almost a week and Millie has actually been taking naps and falling asleep at night without the use of the dreadful thing, and also without sucking on her thumb or fingers like I was afraid would happen. There have been a few times when she mentioned it, like the other morning when she woke up and said, "Where's my paci?" I reminded her that it broke and she said, "Daddy fix it" in a very certain tone. I said, "No, honey, it's gone now." And she simply said, "Okay."

It does take her longer to fall asleep now, but at least she's not crying out for paci and she does eventually fall asleep. Now if I could only go back in time and have done this a long time ago, maybe her front teeth wouldn't be sticking out. Don't get me wrong, I love her little toothy grin, but I'm not sure I want to pay an orthodontist thousands of dollars in the future to fix it.

I will say, with this next baby, I will still allow him to have a paci - just not the Soothie type that the hospital hands out. They're dreadful. Not only do they cause their teeth to jut out, but they also will roll for miles when they fall out of little mouths. I didn't intend for her to get that type of paci to start. I had different ones packed in our suitcase, only my labor was so fast that the suitcase didn't make it up to the maternity ward until after our tiny crying baby caused the nurses to give her a Soothie. After that, she wouldn't touch the ones I brought. I WILL make SURE that does NOT happen THIS time!

8 comments:

Katie said...

I HATE Soothie Paci's.....darn NICU. Talk about ugly!? It's pretty hard to break an infant whose been in the hospital with the darn soothie paci's for 2 1/2 weeks.
Darn soothie paci's. Hate them. I'm going to blog about them soon....maybe another day. Really hate them.

une autre mère said...

I'm glad to hear someone else who's so passionate about hating soothies, Katie! Can't wait to read your post on them. :)

Mama Foster said...

i hate soothie paci's too but sadly both my boys love(d) them. i tried other, cuter ones...nothing! ben's front tooth was sticking out too because of his paci...but within a couple weeks moved back down and now his teeth look normal..so you may have hope for millie's teeth!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

Good tip on the Soothies (that the babies LOVE) - next time I'm tempted to reach for the Soothie for a newborn, I'll grab the Mini-Mamm instead. (Better?)

une autre mère said...

Yes, Mini-Mamm's are MUCH better, Jenny! :) And cuter. But I know the babies do love Soothies. If I was a nurse, I'd probably stick them in all the crying babies' mouths! Especially since I wouldn't have to deal with trying to break them of them later! :)

mickie said...

Oh... let's blame the nurses for all the paci problems!! We are trying people!!!! My son too, loves the Soothie paci!

une autre mère said...

Sorry, Mickie. I'm definitely not blaming the nurses! I LOVE all of you incredible nurses in the maternity ward! Especially those of you who take it upon yourselves to "accidentally" break my water when the jerk of a doctor won't wake up to do it and there's no time for any drugs.

I do understand why you'd stuff our babies' mouths with Soothies. They love them, there's no doubt about it. I just wish they'd love the cuter, more teeth-friendly ones better.