Monday, June 27, 2011

I Hate These Nights. . . .

I really do.

We still nurse to sleep and Liam is off schedule. It took me two hours to nurse him down. Normally it takes MAX 20 minutes.

This was our 'dance.'

Lay toddler down
Toddler turns away to get up
Lay toddler down, offer breast.
Toddler doesn't see breast, turns away to get up
Lay toddler down offer breast.
toddler nurses.
Toddler pulls off breast and pulls down shirt on other side.
Toddler switches sides and nurses.
Toddler pulls off and goes back to first breast.
Toddler then begins tweaking opposite nipple
Slip nipple back into shirt while toddler is still nursing
Toddler pulls open shirt and wants that nipple.

Lather, rinse, repeat for TWO FUCKING HOURS.

And I'm sick.


  1. I usually give that dance 20 minutes. If he's not looking sleepier in that time, I give up and take him back to play for another 30 minutes or so. Rinse and repeat, but less frustrating for all. Hugs to you, mama.

  2. that sooo was exactly my night last night!!! big hugs!!

  3. I finally gave up looking for the nail clippers and nibbled my babies nails off. Nursing sessions have been horrible because she pinches and touches with those nails like little pins AHHHHHH