Now that Natalie is feeling so much better (compared to her being sick for the past few weeks), we've decided to go ahead and continue with her potty-training and other "big girl" items.
Just last night, after a lengthy discussion, Natalie slept WITHOUT her pacifier for the very first time. Even though it was really difficult for her (she was whimpering and tossing and turning) she stubbornly persisted and finally woke up this morning and declared, "I'm a big girl! I no sleep with jur-jur!"
The reason? Last night, we spoke about how other babies in the world need her jur-jurs (her pacifiers). Now that Natalie is a "big girl", she doesn't need her pacifier and would she be nice and please give other babies her pacifiers so they won't cry any more? She thought about it and said "Yes" and later today, we are going to pack up her pacifiers in a big box and "mail" them to other babies-in-need.
We're so proud!