Saturday, January 12, 2008

Day 3 & 4 Without Chupi

Well, nap time was a bit of a struggle today, but not too bad.
He asked for his chupi, but I told him, it was gone.
Dominic seems to think that the monsters on Monsters, Inc. took them...LOL
So, he laid down with me and fell asleep with in 5 mins. Not Bad At All!

Bed time wasn't too bad either.
We had a sleep over in the living room.
He laid down with Jose and Adriana, and I didn't hear anything at all.

Then today I put him down for his nap.
He asked for his chupi, but we went through the same drill.
"Remember your chupi is gone."
"Monsters take it Mama?"
"Yup, the monsters took it mijo."
"From Monsters, Inc."
"Yup, I'm sorry."

He came down one time.
I took him back up and he went to sleep!

We'll see how bed time goes tonight.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Day 2 Without Chupi

Well, Dominic woke up at 8 am without his chupi, for the first time!
I acknowledged it and gave him Hi-5!

So at nap time, I took him upstairs to lay him down w/out his chupi.
I told him that I would read a book to help him relax.
Then he asked me to lay with him, so I did.
Until the phone rang.
He was just about to fall asleep, when he heard it.
He popped his head up and said, "Mama, phones ringing!"
So, I told him to stay in bed and take a nap, mama is gonna go get the phone.
I went downstairs to take the call.
I start cleaning the kitchen when I hear little foot steps coming down the stairs.
It's Dominic, he needs to "go potty".
So, I take him back up. Take him potty and put him back to bed.
I go back down stairs to finish.
I went out to the garage to get me something for lunch, walk back into the kitchen, and guess who is looking for mama.
You got it!
I told him he needed to go back upstairs and lay down.
Took him back up, went back down and put my food in.
Went out to the trash can, and come back in.
Guess who is standing at the bottom of the stairs.
You got it, Dominic!
He tells me, "Mama, I not tired, I hungry."
OK, so I make him lunch and eat w/ him.
No, he didn't nap!

So, bed time.
Sarah & Devin spent the night, so this was even funner!
Lets just say, it took over an hour to put him to bed.
I am too exhausted to go through that situation on keyboard.

BUT, it is 2 nights w/out chupi!
Very happy about that!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Day 1 without Chupi

Well, Dominic woke up this morning and couldn't find his chupi.
So, I decided this will be an oportune time to take advantage of weaning him!
Nap time came, and he asked for it.
I told him that we couldn't find it and he would have to sleep w/out it.
He was kinda sad.
So I told him "Let's pray and ask Jesus to comfort you and help you to sleep without your chupi".
So we did.
I layed him down and kissed him good night.
Walked out and went to my room.
He got up about 3 different times "to go potty".
Finally I told him, "lets go and lay in mama's bed and take a nap together".
So, he did.
It took him about 20 mins of him being VERY restless, but once I saw he was just done, I started to rub his face and put him to sleep.

So tonight, Jose put him to bed.
He asked for his chupi, but Jose told him that we couldn't find it and would have to sleep w/out it.
Dominic got up and down coming into our room for about 30 mins, "to go potty" again.
Finally, I put him down at 11 pm and told him that he needed to stay in bed and go to sleep.
All was well and he slept until 8 am!