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Honestly, Ella is the strangest baby. Perhaps by that I mean that she's different than Josh, but I don't think so.

*She only nurses when she's *really* hungry, but does all kinds of rooty things in between that, in any other baby, would signal hunger. So I offer, and am loudly rejected. More often than not. It's like she doesn't like to nurse, and would rather suck on my finger. No food there, silly girl! Also, no feel-good i-loves-my-baybee hormones released - finger-sucking is all the inconvenience of nursing with none of the benefits. And that other troublesome bit: I know where my nipples have been, but my hands get into all kinds of things (like public transit!).

*She doesn't need to be glommed on to my body Every Single Minute. I can put her down, and she's sometimes actually happy. It's probably because Josh was so glued to me that this seems strange, but there it is. Given my next point, it's probably a good thing.

*She doesn't like baby carriers, unless I sneak her in when she's almost asleep. This makes life difficult!

*Also, she (eek!) sleeps through the night. I didn't want to post it, just in case I jinxed myself.

Date: 2010-08-23 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morag-gunn.livejournal.com
Is it mean that I'm snickering right now? You have an independent baby. She's not like Josh, but she's equally as awesome. :)

Date: 2010-08-23 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fruitkakechevy.livejournal.com
Craziness! Some babies would kill for a mama that would carry them as often as possible and let them hang out on the boob all day, and I get one that doesn't need it :P Independence is nice, but I hope she's as snuggly as Josh is when she's three.

Date: 2010-08-23 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanginmychains.livejournal.com
I had this memorable moment with H. She was crying, she seemed sleepy. She liked the bouncing, so I was bouncing her. She kept crying, and was getting more upset. I bounced harder; sometimes she just wanted to be bounced really hard, it would push out al the other noise in her channels or something. She screamed. And screamed. I got to that point where I was upset, and angry, and frustrated, and I had to set the baby down or risk yelling or shaking or something that I couldn't do. So I set her down in the pack n/ play.

And she sighed happily, rolled over, and went to sleep.

One thing about babies? Sometimes they really know what they want.

Date: 2010-08-25 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fruitkakechevy.livejournal.com
They really do. I was thinking about you yesterday, and tried putting Ella down. The first time, no dice, but it worked a little while later! Girl wanted to grab things and kick her legs, not be toted everywhere by me. So.very.different from Josh.

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