This week we decided to finally bite the bullet and say goodbye to the binki. Sad, sad, sad. We cut little holes in the top of all of Bri's binks and when she went to suck on one only to find that it was broken, she was like "OH NO!" in the most dramatic, sad fashion you can imagine. It was half funny and half very sad. "OH NO" over and over again. It was like the worst thing to ever happen in this world had just happened...a broken bink. You can imagine the devastation. Brighton actually did pretty well going to sleep that first night. Perhaps she was in shock. Since then it has been super tough though. She just cries and whimpers and says mommy and daddy over and over in the cutest little sad voice. It is almost impossible not to give in to her every want! Don is much better at resisting than I am. He keeps me from running into her room every five seconds. Bri has been getting up just before 5am since we ruined her precious binks. I think she is trying to punish us. :) We have been sticking her in bed with us in hopes of another hour of shut eye, but all we have gotten is a hyper little girl jumping up and down on the bed singing E-I-O and asking for snacks and cereal. We are really, really, really hoping that Bri can adjust to a binkless world sooner rather than later! It was actually sad for us to take her binkis away too. It felt like we were pushing Bri to be a little girl instead of a little baby or something. Sounds kind of dumb when I write it down that way, but I guess it's just a little sad to see her grow up so fast.
Speaking of growing up, Bri has decided she knows all about what the potty is for. The other day while I was running her bath, we couldn't find her for a minute. Don found her in the other bathroom naked and peeing on the toilet seat (lid down). She said "pee pee potty." She knew where that pee pee was supposed to go. The next day when I asked her to go throw a diaper away, she went straight to the toilet, threw the diaper in and said "poo poo" as she tried to flush it down. Apparently she knew where poo poo was supposed to go too. So the next day we bought a potty seat. She seems a little young to do the potty training thing so we're not pushing it at all, but she seems interested so we'll see.