I have been trying to put Henry to bed while his is still awake. He doesn't like this development very much. I lay him down, give him his little blanket (Gerry the Giraffe) and his pacifier. I turn on his mobile and leave the room.
He starts to whine when the mobile stops or when his pacifer falls out. Sometimes I even catch him pulling out the pacifier himself and throwing it in the crib. Still, I persevere and put it in his mouth and leave again.
Tonight I had been back in there 3 or 4 times already and he was showing no signs of drifting off. I looked for his pacifier and couldn't find it anywhere in the crib. He was starting to cry so I picked him up and went to the kitchen to get him a new one. I bent down to get a clean one from the dishwasher, popped it in his mouth and noticed something out of the corner of my eye. Yup, he was gripping his missing pacifer in his little chubby hand.
My little Henry is very naughty!