December 17, 2008

Giving up... sort of

The other night I tried to put Pooks down without nursing and it was a disaster.  I ended up nursing her but she was still really upset.  I ended up crying because I just felt so discouraged.  After thinking about it I have decided to take a much slower approach and just encourage less nursing.  She is mostly sleeping in the twin bed now so that is good, in the sense that we all seem to sleep a bit better.  Also when she nurses she always pops off at the end before she has fallen asleep.  I have started nursing her while I am on the queen and she is in the twin.  She has access to my boobs but it isn't the most comfortable.  This seems to work because she seems to give up and roll over sooner.  I am hoping that eventually she will start to not bother with nursing so much, and will be fine with just nursing while we read.

Her last 2 molars that are coming in now and really causing her a lot of pain.  Things are rough and I just need to remind myself that soon it will pass just like is has in the past. 


BundlebooMaMa said...

My kids were thumb suckers and paci they didn't really need me so much for comfort...they actually quit me before I was ready :(

Motherhood for the Weak said...

Hang in there. Teething mucks everything up. We are in the throes of the molars too and it is rough.

This too shall pass. Probably after my sanity is gone, but you can't have everything!


Shannon said...

Thanks! We are still working on the last two first year molars, but I think they should break through any day now. She was up for an hour in the middle of the night last night and just wanted me to rub them.

Teething just seems to unnatural. It isn't fair for them to go through so much pain.