Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The end of an era

Ever since Olivia was 4 months old she took to thumb sucking.. and I'm talking PASSIONATE thumb sucking, she would suck to the point where anyone around her could hear a loud sucking noise and her thumb seem to have been falling off (dermatitis and callous skin included).. 
When she was a baby, this wasn't a big deal and I must admit I even thought it was the cutest thing ever... it was also very convenient since we didn't have to worry about popping a pacifier in her mouth.. sounds perfect, right?
Well, fast forward two, three, four years and she was still going at it like there was no tomorrow.. it drove me nuts.. I even took her to a dentist and she said there wasn't any secret formula for her to drop the habit and that her maxillary bone is probably already screwed up...(Braces, anyone?)
So I stopped worrying (or so I said) about it and she just kept on sucking!...  until 5 days ago when she decided to stop on her own.. She dropped the habit and hasn't looked back.. I'm in still in shock but after almost a week, I am convinced that this the end of an era.. NO MORE THUMB SUCKING!!  I seriously never thought I would be able to say this.. it sounds so unreal.. but it is happening... wow!
Kids are just a box full of surprises! Bye-bye thumb! It was fun while it lasted...not!

2 comments:

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Oh that last photo is so adorable!

Funny that she just gave it up like that.

BrookesMommy said...

So cute! I always heard they give up the thumb when they're ready - I guess that's true! Way to go, Olivia!!