My Binky-less Babe

I don't know why, but I have been dreading the process of breaking Maggie of her binky addiction. I have nothing to base those jitters on. Maggie has been so easy to transition with everything we've done thus far, but for some reason I was building up the binky issue to dramatic proportions.

If I'm completely honest, I will admit that some of the fear was because I didn't want to lose sleep. I am selfish where my sleep is concerned. I am not a nice person without adequate sleep, y'all.

Anyway, my mom and I were talking last week about it, and I wondered what Maggie's reaction would be to not having her binky for her nap the next day. My mom said she'd try it and see. So, when naptime came around on Thursday and Maggie asked for her "binky-blanky", Nana gave her the blanky but told her the binky went bye-bye. She questioned it a couple of times, but then accepted it and napped beautifully without it. Ever since, whenever she asks (which is less and less often), we just tell her the binky went bye-bye. Maggie has been binky-less since last Thursday, March 31st.

No crying. No drama. No issues whatsoever.

The side effect of no binky? 7:00am wake-up calls from the crib.