My girls never used a pacifier for many reasons but the main reason was the thought of trying to break a pacifier habit with twins. I figured I my hands would be full enough without adding one more challenge to the mix, especially one I wouldn’t enjoy. From the beginning we decided no pacifier and all was fine, not a big deal.
As an infant L was a nightmare due to acid reflux and lactose intolerance therefore leading to massive colic while H was a sleeping, peaceful baby. However they did, like most kids, develop a lovey.
L has a snuggly silk blanket aka blankie and a hand me down baby; creepy baby that we call winky because only one eye works.
Meanwhile H got hooked on these little silk blankets with heads and she sucks on the corners. As soon as we realized this was her security we bought 4 more.
Anyway, lately H hasn’t wanted her “woobie” (lovey) and part of me is sad. It’s just another reminder that they are getting older and more independent. In the middle of the night if she cries she will take her woobie and fall back to sleep soundly and for a moment I just stare at her in all her cuteness and think this moment is so close to being gone.
We try so hard to get them to do everything on their own and quickly. What are we in such a rush for? To brag to other parents that my baby did this before yours? I don’t like it. I want my girls to stay little and lovey. It will be nice to get back to a clean house, quality time with my man and a hangover I can actually sleep off but these moments right here, right now are wonderful.
I always thought it was my tangible achievements in life that made me who I am but it isn’t. It is motherhood who has made me who I am. It is what I was born to do and it fits great!
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