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Monday, January 29, 2007Emmitt has apparently figured out what comfort nursing is.
While the last two nights have been pretty good (he ate at 10:30, 2:30 and 6:30) the two nights before that were "every hour on the hour" type nights and I've yet to catch up. As best I can figure, the poor little bugger is teething. He'd wake up, fuss, act like he wanted to nurse, would nurse for 5 minutes, then pass out. He wasn't swallowing much, so I can only imagine that he just wanted to feel better. Unfortunately that messed his schedule up during the day as well and he ended up being awake from 10am to 11pm for two days with NO naps.
So I've been playing catchup. I dosed him with a little bit of infant's motrin last night and that seemed to help. His awake hours are mostly spent chewing on anything he can find, usually my hands.
When you have to rotate through all four fingers and the thumb on your hand because they keep getting pruney, you know the kid needs some serious chewing. It also makes me realize why all those babies go around with bibs on. Elnora never drooled (though she also didn't cut teeth until about 9 months) so I just never "got" it.
It would make sense that the bottle fed kid would get teeth late and the boob nosher would get them early...