Bottle Free!

At Ace’s one year checkup with his doctor we were told to get him off of formula.  It was easy…we simply replaced the formula with milk. No biggie!

Well, Ace just recently went to his 18 month checkup (time flies!).  His doctor now wants him off of the bottle completely. Yikes!  That’s like taking…a ham bone from a hyena.  There is going to be a fight!

Here recently we have reduced Ace’s daily bottle usage down to 1 or 2 bottles…usually if/when he was extremely grumpy and always at bed time.

What?  You don’t think Ace gets grumpy?  You don’t think he throws fits? Why not?  Is it because he is always smiling in the pictures here on DadThing? Haha!  He has you fooled!

Ace Throwing A Fit

Ace Throwing A Fit

Don’t believe me yet?  How about this one…

Ace Throwing A Fit

Ace Throwing A Fit

So bedtime comes.  I start to get nervous…dreading the moment when Ace uncovers our plot to send him to bed without his long time bed time companion…the bottle!  I am preparing myself for a full on rebellion from the little guy.  I picture guns, grenades, tanks, infantry, maybe even an airborne assault…

Military Ace

Military Ace

…and instead I get nothing.  Not a peep.  Not a whimper.  Just a quiet sleeping Ace.

Hopefully he’s just not gathering his troops for an ambush tomorrow night.  😀