I didnt mention it in yesterday’s post- but we have a new development around here.
Nico ❤ Food-Food.
Yeah, the kid I thought wanted nothing to do with eating is actually an eating MONSTER. Seriously- peaches, apricots, sweet potatoes, green beans, yellow squash, blueberries, apples, strawberries. You name it, he is all about it. And not just little nibbles… he is eating a lot. JL (one of his teachers at school) thinks he is going through a growth spurt. He has been napping like a champ and eating a lot too at school.
Before, I would sit him in the bumpo seat on the kitchen table and he would be a lot more interested in trying to escape than actually eating. Now the bumpo seat sits on a chair and he is diving forward to get noms. It is pretty awesome!
What is not awesome is that I think he is going through a nursing strike. I think. I dont know. He wouldn’t nurse this morning and after being bitten yesterday afternoon, I gave him a bottle last night. He has taken to biting a lot lately- and not just when nursing. He sometimes tries to stick my fingers in his mouth and bite them. He bites the bottle now. Yesterday he bit himself while eating dinner (which I have to admit is funny). The first time he did it (about a week ago, I yelped and ended the session- which is bad- you’re not really supposed to yell- but it hurt). He has done it a couple of time since, and I try the whole, “No biting!” etc. Yesterday evening I tried the nuclear option (holding him closer so it’s harder to breathe) right after he did it.
They say that one way to counteract it is to pay close attention when you’re nursing, and if you feel/see him thinking about it to be ready and not to give him the chance. The consequence of that is that I am a little gunshy now and I know he is picking up on that.
For the most part, he has been the LeBron James of sleeping. He has been going in the crib at 830-900 and staying there till 445-500. Then nursing for a bit as he dozes in the morning till 6am, then waking up and telling everyone how it is (he sure is bossy…. I wonder who he got that from?) Except for last night, of course. Last night, he woke up around 11 REALLY REALLY REALLY mad and upset. He was doing his “Cracken” thing (when he thrashes about throwing his head back and yelling). I may have had something to do with that, because at dinner he ate a LOT of rice cereal mixed with this stuff: