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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Transition

Bubye FORMULA!!!

Today was our first day to transition the boys to sippy cups. Brandon is totally ready but John is not. Brian let me sleep in this morning so he fed them 100% milk in a bottle with their breakfast. Then they played and went down for a nap. Brian went out for a bit and when they woke up around 1o:30am I gave them a sippy cup of milk and they did great. We are trying to give them milk before lunch so they would not fill up on it at noon and not eat. We fed them lunch and they had water until they went to bed around 2pm. Brandon woke up around 3:30 and we gave him his sippy cup with milk and he was fine. John woke up at 4pm and would not have any of it. he cried till 4:3o until we gave in and gave him his bottle and he took it right away, the full bottle! We will still give them a night bottle until they are both fully transitioned during the day before we battle with them over that.

So all in all it was not too bad. Brandon seems good to go if we help him remember he has milk in his sippy cup. John will be a challenge. I knew it was not going to be a breeze but I was hoping. Tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to work on it. 1 out of 2 is pretty good! Please pray for Brandon to keep with it and for John to understand and not fight it! Also, please pray for Brian and I to relax and know this will take time.... especially me!

Our Schedule:

breakfast and sippy of milk when they wake up

sippy after morning nap

lunch

sippy after afternoon nap

dinner

night bottle with milk (will go away)

Now I guess this schedule is for Brandon with a sippy cup and John with a bottle till he is ready. We will try everyday with a sippy with him but the crying is so sad! I wanted to go cold turkey but John just isnt having it! We shall see
Till tomorrow......

2 comments:

MasonTripletsPlusOne said...

I remember doing this with one baby and it was hard. I can't imagine doing 2 and I don't want to even think about next summer having to do it with 3!!!

Jill

p.s. where do you make your page headers?

Ashhog said...

This sounds exactly like us! Dean took to the sippy right away and Cooper didn't. Now-at 13 months-Cooper is on a sippy too. We didn't rush him and it was much easier on him and on us. He will get it when he's ready-every kid is different! Good luck and let me know if you need anything!