That was all well and good until nap time....at 1:30 we started the process and I laid her down with her baby and kissed and hugged her and all the normal stuff we do and walked out of her room. She was just whining at first and then she started asking for her paci. This went on for a good 20 minutes. I would go in and try to calm her and so would Ross. We held her hand, rubbed her back, put lots of her stuffed animals in the crib with her. Anything to try and comfort her and get her through this. We had both left her room and hadn't been out but just a minute or two and she come sneaking out of her room. Yes, she climbed out of her crib......great. This has never been an issue because she always just lays down and goes to sleep. So, now we have to deal with giving up the paci and her climbing out of the crib.
After we had a good laugh about how innocent her little face was when she came walking out and the big smile on her face, we decided that one of was going to lay down with her in our bed for nap and help her get adjusted to no pacifier. Ross tried to because I needed to feed Isabel, but that wasn't working for Alexis. She wanted Mommy and made that rather clear. So, I laid down with her and finally got her to sleep around 2:30.
Now we have to figure out how we are going to deal with the crib climbing thing in combination with the pacifier. The upstairs isn't ready yet, but I guess we can convert the crib to a daybed and then back to a crib for Isabel when we get moved upstairs. I have a feeling I'm in for a long, rough week.
Please Lord, help me to have the patience and love to help Alexis through this time and give her the comfort she needs while she adjusts to life with no paci.