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Wednesday, February 07, 2007Elnora was never a sucker. (Even today, you try to pull a prank on that girl and she's way ahead of you...) She never took a pacifier, never sucked her thumb, heck, you could hardly get her to suck a bottle down and those bottles were filled with tasty milk of the mother variety. That's yet one more reason why Emmitt has been such a shock.
This kid is a sucker. Not your garden variety, hey I think I'll chew on that sucker, but an all-kinds-of-crazy mother sucker.
He spent the first six weeks of his life nursing around the clock. He spent the next six weeks of his life nursing as much as he could and sucking his thumb the rest of his time. Made me wonder what the third round of six weeks held in store...
Apparently, like George Castanza he's working on some weird attempt to combine all of his passions into one experience. The kid has taken to trying to suck his thumb WHILE nursing.
He'll be going to town, enjoying himself a nice serving of boob juice and I'll be typing away or watching TV or talking to someone. All of a sudden I hear "smack! slurp! smack! erp!" I'll look down and the kid is doing everything in his power to shove that thumb into his mouth without breaking his latch.
Now I've heard plenty of tales of nursing contortionists but I've never heard moms talk about trying to shove thumbs, fingers (whole hands?) into their mouths while nursing. Am I the only one, or are your little suckers a little bit strange as well?