The Power of the Pacifier

When Lexi was few months old, she would wake up every 2 hours because she would ask for milk. It was a struggle because eventually my milk supply was decreasing but her need for milk was increasing.

I’ve consulted her pedia and her pedia suggested that maybe Lexi didn’t really want milk but was just looking for comfort or perhaps the need to suck. She suggested that I try giving Lexi a pacifier.

After that visit to the pedia, we immediately went to SM and bought some. I got the pacifier from Philips Avent because it came in a package of 2. Plus, it was pink. ūüôā

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I was excited for her to  try it and true enough, Lexi liked it! Good thing the size of the pacifier conformed with her preference.

I was able to capture her reaction in the photo.¬†From her photo, I could see that she was feeling it (seen from her judging eyes) ¬†… then she was getting used to¬†it.. then eventually, she fell asleep. ¬†Just like that!

Her interval of waking up every 2 hours changed. Our sleeping hours extended for at least another hour.

Lexi still uses a pacifier, it became her security blanket. So we just make sure that when she falls asleep, we remove it because it could ruin her teeth. ¬†(Well any pacifier, for that matter, could ruin your child’s teeth).

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For today’s activity, I gave Lexi a box of crayon and a clean sheet of Manila Paper

I want to help her develop her fine motor skills while having fun. I was first thinking between letting her color a coloring book or the Manila paper. I decided to let her use Manila paper so that she has a bigger work area.

For the first 10 minutes, I let her scribble on her own. I noticed that she used them all. One by one. Perhaps she was exploring and curious on how they’d look on paper.

For the next 5 minutes, I guess she found her favorites. She separated Pink, Red and Blue from the rest.

Then for the next 5 minutes, she asked me to draw: (1) Elmo (2)Apples (3) Lexi.

When she was ready with more familiar characters, I asked her if she wanted to learn how to write her name, she agreed.

One thing I noticed about Lexi is that she is left-handed. That was the bump on our road. I was right-handed and she wanted me to teach her how to write but she was left-handed. So I had to show her how to write my name with my left hand.

At that moment, I felt like that I was learning too (hehe). She made me use the green crayon. (She hoarded red, pink and blue.) ¬†After some practice, Lexi was already writing “LEXI”. Letters were about 4 inches each though. So that’s ok.

She then requested that I teach her “Mommy”. I told her that “Mommy” is longer than “Lexi” but we will try.

I wrote down “Mommy” and she started copying it. She was struggling with “M” and we ended up with “Moooo”. I think she got tired of “M” and particularly enjoyed “o”.