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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bye Bye Paci!

 We have been working on the thought of getting rid of "paci" for awhile now.  About a month ago Nate had gotten Ty to throw away (what we thought was) his last paci.  Ty was excited and had picked out a toy in exchange for throwing it away.  That first naptime was awful. He screamed, cried, screamed, and screamed some more.  All of a sudden he was asleep.  When we went in there, what did we find....... Ty asleep with a PACI IN HIS MOUTH.... WHAT?! Somehow he had found a lost Addi paci.... seriously!? haha. He was not about to give this paci up! I love the fact that he was obsessed with a pink paci haha. So, we decided to try the "broken paci" route where you slowly cut the tip off over a period of time.  He knew it was "broken" but still wanted it.  As we cut it more and more, he couldn't even suck on it, and it'd just hang on his lips.  It got to the point where it was time, so we decided to go off to build a bear to put paci in a teddy.  He was very excited the whole way about building a bear but became very shy and nervous once we got there.  We decided to go through the whole build a bear process and build Addi a bear first to show him what it actually meant to "build a bear".  After that, he was ready to go!  Here are some pictures of him building his bear!
picking out a teddy "skin"

Kissing paci goodbye

Putting paci in the teddy - he chose to put him in his foot so he can still feel him

pushing down the pedal to fill it with the "fluff"

This was Ty's FAVORITE part. You stepped on the pedal and it shot air down on the teddy.  We finally had to tell Ty that Teddy was clean enough!

Addi getting excited about her bear!

Ty picked out a U of M uniform
Getting excited.... Teddy is almost done!

Later that night... sound asleep with Teddy. Best thing. NO CRYING at all for paci :)

It's been 4 days and we have had no breakdowns for paci.  Today Ty was looking at Addi's paci, and I asked him if he had a paci.  He replied, "NAH! Momma, Teddy has paci!!!"  haha


  1. That is AWESOME!! What a big guy - go, Ty!! :o) He will have to give Tay the courage to give hers up. :)

  2. Awesome! Soooo creative! Aden is so attached to his....I may have to steal your idea when Aden is ready to give his up!