Taking away the pacifier? It's been a breeze. Save for one thing, that is. Naptime. Ever since that pesky binkie went bye bye, it's up in the air whether my champion napper will actually sleep during the day.
In fact, it's been so bad that the BabbyDaddy and I thought, okay, we'll try operating on the assumption that the Babby is ready to give up her nap.
The only problem with that plan is that the Babby is obviously tired in the middle of the day and ends up ridonculously exhausted at around 5 p.m. Yesterday she actually fell asleep sitting up in a grocery trolley. (Oh, how I wish I'd had my camera or phone on me!)
So today I took the Babby out for a snow play day and ran her around for over an hour. I fed her an early lunch and made sure she had a fresh diaper and plenty of blankets and quiet time with stories and cuddles.
And what did I get for my troubles? A few minutes of light snoozing on me along with oodles of rabid anger when it came time to put her down. And crazy mood swings from then on, since being super sleepy makes the Babby into a little wee witch.
I really don't know what to do... My theory is that the Babby is having trouble relaxing enough to actually nap without the pacifier. She won't fall asleep during the day most of the time. But then afternoons are terrible for her and for me because she's just too tired to have any fun.