mom-mode post #160 – on an ode to a paci

September 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

It started off innocently enough. O needed something to calm him down that wasn’t just his mommy. Someone had given us a variety of pacis as a baby shower gift. We tried a few different ones and this is the one he chose:

10 days old

The paci was with him through many important moments. It was with him as he learned how to self soothe and fall asleep on his own. It was with him as we went through two trips to America, one trip to Brazil, one trip to Rome and many a trip around the beautiful country of Turkey. And the inevitable jet lag.

12 months old

10 months old

These days he only uses it when taking naps and going to bed at night. But still, for 18 solid months, after losing many other pacis, this was the only left to tell the story. This past weekend our beloved pacifier ripped and it had to be thrown away. Pardon my overly sentimental actions, but I had to make sure I took a picture of it. For posterity, you know. For when O becomes all grown-up and famous, the world will know of his most treasured possessions as a baby.

We bought new pacis though, as we are not ready to wean him off just yet. Although it would have been the perfect time to say goodbye to our paci habit, our family will be going through a few transitions in the next few weeks. We thought best not to mess with it. It took a few tries. He would put the new paci in his mouth, take it off, put it back on, until he finally realized that his old paci just didn’t work anymore. As I throw this litlte piece of babyhood memento away, I realize how fast time slips by. My baby O is no longer a baby. He is a full-blown toddler boy. I couldn’t be more excited about this new stage!

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