Day 4 - We made HUGE progress today. I noticed periods of time where she was actually playing and had forgotten about it. Not long periods, but progress non the less. Total crying time: Approx. 8 hours. YAY!!!
Day 5 - Much the same as Day 4. A few more periods of time without missing it, but not many more. I'm beginning to feel like its working though.
Day 6 - Today was MUCH better. She's still asking....and still crying, but she's going longer in between. Total crying time: Approx. 5 hours. WOOHOO!!!
Day 8 - I think we're going to make it. Lots of crying first thing when she gets up, lots of crying in the car, but other than that just a bunch of whining to see if I'll give in. She's truly ecstatic when naptime comes and I give it to her. We're down to about 2 - 3 hours of crying! YEAH!!!
I'm starting to think that maybe I was as addicted to it as she was :). After all I was giving it to her because I didn't like the pitch of her scream. Because it kept her quiet there was a benefit in it for the rest of us. But, around Day 6 I noticed a BIG improvement in her speech. Before, only about 50% of her words were clear, now it's about 75%. It's getting easier to have a conversation with her now.
Car rides are still the hardest.
I'll continue to update every few days on how it's going, but I don't think there will be any more drastic changes on a daily basis. If you're weaning your child, or thinking of doing it, just know you need to stick with it. You can do it!!!