We went down to just two bottles a day with no problem a few months ago and the babies took to the sippy cups just fine. With sippy cups they tend to drink an ounce or so and throw the cup at my head so we kept the morning bottle and evening bottle to ensure they got their vitamin D. This morning after watching them drink a few ounces of their milk and proceed to drip it out (once again) onto the floor that I try desperately to keep clean, I told them "THAT'S IT. THEY'RE GONE! NO MORE BOTTLES!" I quickly got to work giving all of the bottles one last wash and ready to find new homes. While washing the what felt like millions of bottles, nipples, and rings, I thought to myself am I sure I want to do this? this is a BIG part of "babyhood" I'm about to give up out of mainly frustration. THEY are ready for this but am I??? I have to admit, as silly as it sounds, I fought back a few tears as I packed them away not knowing if I'll ever use bottles again. Just as I was starting to feel sad about a small chapter that was ending in our lives a friend texted me "Just remember the fact that you can do this is because they are here :)" Instantly I smiled and knew she was exactly right... thanks for keepin' me in line, Amy ;)
Along with the bottles I realized our faithful crock pot could retire as well. This thing has been running on warm literally 24 hours a day 7 days a week (besides our trip to Kentucky this summer) since the babies came home. Thanks ole crock pot for being there for us! May you Rest In Peace... in the kitchen cabinet, that is!
I feel pretty good about this decision and think it will go over just fine.... Korbin's Monkey (passy) is our next issue, which I'm sure will be a COMPLETELY different experience :/
If any of you moms have dealt with ditchin' the beloved passy, feel free to offer advice!