I hesitated to even blog this because it is only a very small circle of people that still knew Davis used his pacifier "nuk". Davis has always LOVED his nuk. He would have been a thumb sucker for sure but when he was little I would hold that thing in his mouth and keep sticking it back in so that he would take that and not his thumb. Little did I know how attached he would become to the thing. When he turned three, he was only allowed to have it in his bedroom, thus naps and bedtimes, but he was still very attached to his special friend. It never really bothered me and I felt like I had control over when he could and could not use it so taking it away has never been of great urgency. Yesterday, while playing with him by ourselves, he simply said "mommy, when I go to bed tonight I don't think I'm going to use my nuk." I was shocked but encouraged him and thought I would just wait and see how it played out. Sure enough, after a second of wanting to regress, he decided to go to bed without it. He didn't use it tonight either. I never in a million years would have imagined that it would happen like this but apparently that is exactly the same way his father gave up sucking his thumb (granted he was seven:) When I decided to swallow my pride of others' judgements and blog about this I started looking through pictures and decided to do a closing tribute to the nuk. It definitely had a long run! I have to admit (and I can feel my sister giving me the eyes) but looking at the pictures made me a little sad. It is definitely the end of an era for him and it was one thing about him that still made him seem like my little baby boy - when I would see him all snuggled in his bed with that pacifier. Okay - that's crazy I know. As you will notice in the photo tribute below - I am one down, one to go. Parker is still holding strong and loves that thing more than ever!
Davis at two months old - already best buds
At ten months old he really never was without - bed time or play time
His first birthday (Jan 2006)
One of my favorite "nuk" pictures - he would walk around the house like this sometimes - that is his pillow case draped on his head - cracks me up (Feb 2007)
Brothers and some double nuk love :)
After January 2008 I don't have tons of pictures of him with his nuk b/c it wasn't supposed to come out of his room. Of course with Grayson in August 08 notice he is holding TWO and below in December of 08 he is getting ready for bed