Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Brogan has been doing slightly better with the whole binkie situation. It still takes him a little bit to go down at nap time, but at least it's not a screaming match for 3 hours. (Ok maybe that's an exaggeration but you get it). I totally had a 'mommy moment' last night. Ok, wait. Back it up. Yesterdays nap time was NOT a success. My mom said he cried/talked in his bed until 3:45 (he goes down between 12:00-12:30) and only slept for an hour....AN HOUR! Anyway, back to my story. Last night on the way home I wanted to stop by Dollar Tree to get some crafting supplies. I told B he could have a balloon if he behaved and let mommy quickly shop. When I was trying to put him in the cart, he was refusing to sit in the designated seat. Ok, I chose my battle and moved on. I tried to get him to SIT in the big part of the cart like he wanted. He wanted no part in sitting. O.M.G. I told him that if he wasn't going to listen to mommy that we were just going to go home with no balloon. He still carried on. So, in front of a whole store of people, I said nope and walked out the door. I have NEVER had to do that before but I also didn't want to be "That Mom" who made everyone in the store suffer and listen to my screaming child because I wanted to shop. He threw a huge fit in the car and I kept telling myself to breathe so I wouldn't break down. We were fine when we got home and the rest of the night was alright.

My best gay, Ivory, is coming over tonight to hang out for a bit and I'm so excited! He came over last night to watch The Bach and drink wine. We are going to try to make it an every Monday occurrence. We need to see each other weekly. Speaking of Brad. Oh. My. Emily. If he doesn't marry that girl, he is one crazy S.O.B. She's a DOLL! And that Michelle b*$&%, holy CRAZY TOWN! I'm SO excited to see next weeks episode!

I hope to get better at my blogging. Obviously I've been sucking at it. Hardcore. I'm SO addicted to like a BILLION blogs and I check my Google Reader seriously like 10 times every hour. I just don't think to update mine very often. Oh well. Such is life!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Binkie Dilema

We are having WW3 here at the Guffey household. Slowly but surely we are trying to rid our boy of his beloved "D" aka his binkie. My sweet Brogan boy has been attached to his "D" from day one. It's never been an issue and I guess technically it still isn't. Our doctor did tell us that until he is 3, they see no problem with him having it. We've done pretty good in the past with getting him to just have it at nap and bedtime. Well, when your baby doesn't feel good or is just so distraught over not having his only vice, sometimes it's easier to give in. Enter: me. I think I'm mostly the problem, I don't always feel up to sticking to my guns and it's such an easy fix to just give him the bink. But something came over me on Thursday. I decided I'd had enough. I knew the way to ween him off the binkie was to do just that; ween. In the past with his bottle and sippy cup, it was a whole lot easier to ween him off little by little. I ended up cutting 2 of his binkies and he absolutely HATED it. And still does. Naptime on Thursday was a nightmare. He cried for an hour and a half and slept for a bout as long. This child normally takes a good 3 hour nap. I wasn't going to deal with that again at bedtime so we decided our best bet was to give him his 'normal' binkie that way we all get a good nights sleep. Yesterday, my MIL said he did just fine at naptime...figures. But today, we've been battling again. As I type this, he is crying in his bed, cut binkie tossed out on to the floor, and I'm trying to drown him out so I don't give in.

I was in tears before his nap because I don't know what to do. Am I doing this the right way? Should I give in to him since he is still little? I feel horrible because like I said before, it's his vice, his blankie, his stuff animal. I've thought about just throwing them away all together and just dealing with it. But that action would be out of anger and frustration and not logical thinking.

I knew parenting was tough. I know we haven't even hit the tip of the ice berg yet. But holy cow! We NEED to get this binkie sitch figured out before we start potty training and I'd LOVE to think it'll all be figured out before baby #2 comes along. That's sorta my 'goal'. But I also know not to put a timeline on this either.

If anyone has ANY advice whatsoever, please please please help me!

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