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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Whince in pain with me

So, apparently...


legwarmers make my daughter feel a bit sassy...


....and give her a wee bit of an attitude it seems....


I know... it's hard to believe this sweet face is capable of such sass.


But it's true.

And yesterday...she proved that she was her mothers daughter. All sassy, and saucy and a little attitude'ish rolled into one.

I don't want to go into details, but...let's just say it involves the fact that teething and gnawing on things has begun...

and it involves breastfeeding.

When kids...um...teethe...they like to BITE.DOWN.HARD on things.

And...well....

YOU GET THE POINT.

[insert whincing now]

It was not cool.

In fact, it put me in a bad mood. Because, not only once did it happen, not twice, but three freaking times.

Dude, how dare she treat me like a teether?

Sweet Jesus, have mercy.

So now, you may be thinking WHY oh why is this a blog post?

The answer is, Because.

I want to remember this.

You know? For the freakin baby book.


On my knees, begging God to let the Sophie Teether get here soon,




This in no way means I am stopping breastfeeding, fyi. I know lots of people, family included who still breastfed their children when they developed a tooth, etc. It's possible. They can learn not to bite with a gentle flick of the cheek so they get the correlation. However, you do have to endure a few, uhh...bites here and there. So I hear.

28 comments:

  1. Totally up to you, but that's why I switched from bf'd to pumping. It was alittle extra work, but I never had the biting. Now that I'm pregnant again, I know I can't pump with a toddler and a newborn, so it'll be bf'd for awhile and then formula! While you can (with only one baby) I'd try pumping if you cannot take bites, because it gets worse than that. That way, she still gets your milk, but you don't get gnawed on in the process! ha

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  2. As I read this, all I could think was “ouch”!!!!!!!

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  3. OMG ouch! My mom told me that's when she went to feeding us only from bottles. Ouch ouch!

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  4. YIKES.
    Yep, they invented bottles for a reason.
    Hey, if she's teething, did you happen to buy Orajel? Maybe you could try numbing yourself. lol. Hey, whatever works, right??

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  5. oh yikes! This made me cringe for you! Praying Sophie arrives NOW!

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  6. YIKES! The boob gets pulled for good once Connor starts doing that... thanks for the heads up!

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  7. oh so been there done that!! my kids all figured out that they didn't like a little flick on their cheek!! either that, or if they did it again the same feeding, i'd stop the feeding right then and there. enough. i'd feed them again a little later.

    when i stopped feeding my oldest, she had 12 teeth - and didn't bite me at all after the first week of getting teeth!!

    way to go, katie - you inspire me on so many levels!

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  8. My girlfriend just went through this a little while ago with her babe. She said it was so terrible but her baby only did it for a little while. I hope Eme doesn't keep it up. She said she talked to her Doc about it and he suggested that perhaps she was feeding her when she wasn't THAT hungry, so she was kind of bored and just playing around with the nips ... So she started feeding her only when it was very clear that she was hungry and it solved their issue. I know every situation is different, but I just thought I'd tell you that since she told me about it just the other day.

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  9. Oh no! This is what I have to look forward to? hehe At least she's adorable, right?! Especially in those leg warmers. Love them!

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  10. Oh I hated that phase! But, you're so right. With a couple soft flicks on the check, she will learn fast. Jackson has only bitten me a few times, and it hurt like the devil!

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  11. I love those little leg warmers!! So cute!

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  12. Ok, CUTE leg warmers! About the biting, both my kids did it but it didn't stop me from breastfeeding all together... Just when they did it I would say a firm "no" and unlatch them. They figured it out fast, like less than a day that if they kept biting they weren't getting any more milk. My son did it around 4 months when he started teething and my daughter did it around 8 months... with both they caught on fast, if they want milk they won't bite. Good luck!

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  13. the leg warmers are ridiculously adorable and totally make her look sassy! hope the biting gets better soon! I can't even imagine...yet! haha

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  14. KATIE!!! Oh my gosh I cannot believe I have been MIA for so long! Look how big Emeline has gotten! She is too precious and oh my goodness... do they make those leg warmers in my size? I promise not to be fussy!

    i've missed you! xx

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  15. Only you can make nipple biting hilarious.

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  16. oh you poor thing! good luck!!

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  17. I only have one word...OUCH!

    Hopefully lil Miss finds a more appropriate teether soon!

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  18. Man that sucks. Hopefully she learns quick! On a happier note, those pictures are adorable.

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  19. SASSY?! SAUCY?!? Ohhh nooo...not that little angel! She is too frekin adorable for it...i just can't believe it!
    Although...i have to give a little ouch for you...what a great mom!

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  20. It's true! You can survive this! I've also heard screaming loudly will work, though it will upset them because it will scare them! But that's an OK thing, if it works!

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  21. OUCH. Good luck with that. I am wincing with you..and proud of you for continuing breastfeeding :)

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  22. She is cute and that incident is what makes me nervous about breastfeeding to say the least. Biting is not okay! AAAHHH!!

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  23. My mom kept her finger right on their cheeks next to their mouth and the second she felt then tighten their jaw (before they could fully bite down, she'd put her finger in their mouth and trigger their gag reflex. Worked like a charm and she breastfed eight kids exclusively.

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  24. Ouch!!! My girls hurt just thinking about it.

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  25. YIKES! She's got teeth already? Wow. Have fun with that! :)

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