This is my baby. This is my baby who has gone down for nap time and bedtime without a bottle for a week.
Yes, it was my impetus to get rid of the bottle because I felt like it was time. Next to go is the soother. This is the paradox of parenting -- you want to teach your children to be independent but you also want them to stay small forever. Sadly, you can't have it both ways and you can't hold them back. But that doesn't mean you accept the changes gracefully. At least, I don't always succeed :)