Ayda still uses a binky, or as she calls it, "her midgie". Travis and I were going to have the Binky Fairy come (she takes the binkies to all the new babies and leaves a present in its place) when she turned three but thinking about it, that will be just a couple weeks before baby comes and I didn't think that would be great timing. So, she came early Saturday morning. We had collected all her binky's and we tossed them, in the night I went into her room and took her last remaining binky. I stuck it in my nightstand drawer and thought I would toss it in the morning. She woke up and 4am (not uncommon) and wanted her binky, I told her the binky fairy came and when it was light outside she could see her presents. She was awake for two hours begging, pleading, singing about her binky. She finally fell back asleep. When she woke back up, walked over to my nightstand, opened it, pulled out the binky and said, "ta-da." I suck as the binky fairy. We distracted her by showing her the goodies left for her: a hula hoop, a princess ball, and some worm things that she can dive for in the pool. She was thrilled. Later in the morning she was frantically searching my drawer for her binky, we told her several times they were all gone. She actually did really well last night, better than I thought she would. She woke up a couple times and didn't ask for it. So, we will see if we can convince her she is a big girl, because as far as her binky is concerned she is perfectly content with being a baby! Here is an early morning picture of Ayda with her gifts!