Wednesday, October 12, 2005

They grow so fast

I'm chalking J's funky behavior up to his 3 month growth spurt. He has been neeee-deee the last day or so. Oh my, especially today. And last night. Nursing...all...night...long. Normally I'd put him to bed, get at least 3 hours before his first feeding but not last night. I maybe got an hour. And he wouldn't let go! If I got to slip the nip out, before I could roll away he sucked his way back on. The very few moments I got free, I could see him reaching out for me. So I thought he just wanted to know I was near by but as soon as I was within arms reach, he was grabbing at my top trying to get access to the boobies. Funny little man.

My first instinct today was to research ways to curb all-night nursing sessions. But then I realized that there is a growth spurt about now AND he wouldn't be doing this if he didn't need some comfort. Why would I deny him the one thing that brings him comfort even if it is attached to my body and capable of becoming VERY RAW after hours of endless suckling. Hey, it's the least I can do, he's got a lot going on right now trying to grow a brain and gain complete control over his body parts.

He's even starting to go through another phase of looking more like Bryan (booooh!). I went to pick him up and his face, my goodness, looked just like Bryan, I felt like I was picking Bryan up. And he's been fussy too, jeez. It's like the 3-week mark all over again. I couldn't put him down today and he wanted to nurse almost hourly. What a Needy Nelly I tell ya. So I thought it was best to give him a break tonight and skip our "Come on, don't you want to take the bottle for Mommy" session. I hope we can make it through Yoga class tomorrow.

Here is Mr. Crankybum himself while out on today's stroll, brrrrrr. I love it. And him. I love him.


Blogger KB said...

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Oh and BTW Julian is looking adorable.

11:59 PM  
Blogger KB said...

ooops that sure as hell didn't work try this

12:00 AM  
Blogger The Mom said...

Aww, little face. I can kind of see Bryan in him, but I think he looks a lot like you too. Definitely sounds like a growth spurt (nursing nonstop), and maybe a little teething too (crankiness). Sounds just like Ava around 3 months. I think you're right to just give in and do what he wants right now. You'll have plenty of time to enforce rules later, and soon when he doesn't want to nurse so much anymore you'll be longing to have these days back! Some nights I wish Ava would wake up so I could bring her into our bed and nurse! I noticed this AM that the shoes I have her in today are Bobux (kb's suggestion)... they have a cute selection too!

7:59 AM  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

Kaylie looked like Bruce when she came into the world, thankfully she grew out of it and looks like a mini me now lol. Keith however is his daddy's boy in more ways than one. lol But with the pic you posted yes he does look like his daddy.

9:40 AM  
Blogger holli said...

I love cranky photos.. and when you break the nipple phase, just in my honor - will you call it The Great Nip Nip Battle of 2005 (or 2006, 2007) whenever? I just think Nip Nip Battle sounds funny.

There are days when Faith looks just like me.. days when she looks like - what's his name. I prefer the days she looks like me. :)

11:39 AM  
Blogger Daph said...

He's so cute, I just wanna pinch him! He looks like you, too, you know. He has your coloring, and the expression on his face looks like you in pics I've seen, LOL. What a handsome little man! :)

10:17 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Flinger said...

oh! MY GOD! He is a little man now. Wow, what a cutie. I'm gonna have to show LB when she wakes up. She'll think he's smokin'!

11:46 PM  
Blogger R said...

Dude I have missed WAY too much. I wish I lived in MD so I could come to mom's day out! He is SOOOOOOO cute. L is deathly allergic to dairy. That oughtta be fun. We have to carry an epi-pen now everywhere we go...


9:39 PM  

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