Every night i would get up to fetch the dummy the dummy that i could never find in the dark & i would end up having to go digging around in the changing bag at 3am! not ideal specially as Hugo is feeding up to 4 times a night on top of me looking for Dummies!
|going to knock on the fairy door in the woods|
Before i had Emilyn i was dead against her even having a dummy & i thought i had got away with it until i got her on to the bottle at around 6 months old. She was a sucky baby & needed it for the comfort so i spent the first 6 months with her glued to my breast using me as a dummy, so really i had no choice once she was on to bottles, i had no way of comforting her. whereas Hugo feeds for food & doesn't mess around wanting to suck on anything so I'm hoping Fingers crossed we wont go down the dummy route with him.
|Searching for the Fairy|
I was quite taken back by this & sat her down & asked whether she really wanted the Fairy to take the dummy & was she happy about this. the last thing i want to do is upset her, i wanted the dummy gone but i didn't want her to feel i was pressurising her to get rid of the dummy. it is part of her security like her blanky & she needs to feel ready for it to be gone.
As she seemed happy & excited about the dummy Fairy coming i thought ok lets do it. "Go & pop your dummy back upstairs under your pillow & then call for the dummy fairy & see if she comes"
I then told her i was just going to do a load of washing & took the dummy for a big packet of Haribo sweets!... i no i no how original of me, swapping a dummy that's bad for her teeth for lots of sugar ridden sweets. i was under pressure !!
i went back downstairs Emilyn Shouting for the "Fairy, Fairy Come on Fairy!"....
"Quick Emilyn have you seen her,? Shall we follow her c'mon hold my hand"
It was honestly the most amazing thing her face was so excited so bright she kept saying she could see the fairy "Look mummy there she is" i had a rush of emotions over come me
she looked under her pillow
"Oh wow mummy the Fairy taken my Dummy, Mummy the fairy left me sweets under my pillow"
I asked if she was happy her dummy was gone.
"Yes mummy, my dummy gone with Fairy for other babies" (She rocks her arms back & forth mimicking holding a newborn baby)
|Going into the Fairy Wood|
Then the same when Grandad & Daddy came home showing them the door she came through & how excited she was.
we got through dinner fine & then it was bedtime... yes our first Tantrum or was rather a Emotional meltdown asking the Fairy to bring her dummy back. i took her upstairs & looked through the window we found the Fairy & the fairy told Emilyn that her Dummy has gone to a new baby then Emilyn was back on track " Oh OK fairy dummy gone to baby, thank you for the sweets bye fair love you" then blew a kiss...
she then had a wee in her potty, brushed her teeth & went to sleep.
Literally within minutes i was in shock. still I'm thinking no way can it be this easy!
Hubby & I went to sleep around 9pm... i mentioned how tired i was didn't i? We live a rock'n'roll lifestyle for a Friday night, at 10:30pm Emilyn woke up in a panic saying she had wet herself & was very upset with herself. she hadn't wet her self at all & put her on the potty she was sitting there saying " Fairy gave my dummy to another baby" repeated several times, i gave her a kiss on her forehead & said head poppet your making mummy & daddy so proud your being so brilliant & trundled back to bed straight back to sleep (This is the girl who couldn't even have a nap without her dummy) i thought she needed it!
the rest of the night was a bit fuzzy up & down with Hugo like normal i should be used to it by now but having a rough few days done too much i know i know i think my M.E is still hovering around somewhere however much i try to ignore it!
she then awoke again at 5:50am needing a wee again & unusually went back to sleep.
I am beaming with pride.
This Morning we went off into the woods to see if we could find the fairy's there is so many different kinds, she has the most amazing imagination (although Fairies are real)
they are very hard to see But Emilyn can see them.
you've got to be super quiet & still then they come out to play!
She even told me this morning that she doesn't need her Blanky & can the fairy take it away. well i don't know about you but she in my eyes needs her blanky & so i told her to put blanky in her bed she agreed.
|this is what she can see outside her bedroom window she says the fairy is in the flowers|
Next on my list is to get her out of her cot, we have a lovely Hello Kitty bed waiting for her but i have full belief in being Guided by your child. when shes ready she is ready. & there not children for long.
I cant even begin to explain how proud i am.
|This is the Fairy Door...so far if she has mantioned the dummy we go& talk to the Fairy|