Norah has done great not sucking her fingers. She doesn’t argue at all about putting the gloves on at bedtime and has been able to fall asleep fairly quickly. I haven’t noticed her sucking her fingers during the day at all. If she seems tired at rest time, I put the gloves on and she is fine with that. Today, however, I thought her blanket was up in the closet and she was in her room for rest time. She had just come into my room and I sent her back to her room for a little longer (if she isn’t napping, she is usually drawing or playing quietly) and realized I hadn’t put her blanket up and wasn’t sure if Kevin had. I went to her room to check her and she had her blanket and was sucking her fingers!! I couldn’t believe it! I told her if she was that tired then I needed to put her gloves on. After I did, she was asleep within minutes. Hopefully the minute or 2 she sucked her fingers wasn’t enough to mess up the last 10 days – she really has done great!
We’ve given up on Lucy, though. I just think she is too young. I know that if she had a pacifier, we probably would have taken it away by now, but since I can’t get rid of her fingers, I think it is different. She wasn’t making much progress – everytime I take her gloves off she put her fingers in her mouth. During the day she was sucking them off and on. I think we have had 2 nights that she hasn’t woken up. She is miserable and we are close to miserable with exhaustion. She had a full blown tantrum today at Bible study – her first EVER. I let her sleep today with gloves on. She fell asleep a little after 1 and is still asleep 2 hours later. I think we will try again with her in about a year.