Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Too smart for mommy's tricks...

My baby really HATES: finger clipping, nose cleaning and removal of eye crusties.

I try to be slick and quick but he fusses and moves my hands away in protest faster than I can complete the task. I hate messing with him, I really do...I don't want to do it but I have some kind of complex about it. I don't want to have the kid with boogers hanging out everywhere and scratches all over his face because his fingernails are an inch long.

What is a mommy to do? It drives me nuts!
So I made the mistake of trying to do it while he's sleeping. Won't try that again...
Poor kid is beginning to look like a war victim with scratches all over his face because he won't let mommy cut his nails. And I just know it's only going to get worse. The only trick I haven't tried is doing it in the bath...he's always happy in the bath. Maybe the fun of the water might distract him...but I don't know...he's quite the splasher.

He's also beginning to protest the medicine dropper. Getting him to take Tylenol or his daily Vitamin D is a real challenge...and in the end after all that he spits out and what gets smeared on his face from his head shaking, I think he only takes in half of what I give him (if that).

No teeth yet. Last night was the worst. He woke up SCREAMING 3 times (which is so unlike him...he's been sleeping 10 hours straight for over a month now) with his eyes closed and his hands in his mouth. It was heartbreaking.  He's such a sad little boy these days...but he still manages to laugh and smile and forget his pain during the day when mommy is giving him her undivided attention.

5 comments:

  1. I just went to a breastfeeding class and asked about Vitamin D supplements for babies, and she said that if I take Vitamin D supplements, no need to give them to baby. I don't know if you take them or not, but that's one less thing for baby Gunnar to worry about!

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  2. I'll show you my gadget for nails when you come. We can try it out on Gunnar to see if he likes it.

    Kenna's been waking up a ton (every hour or two it seems)! I am glad you're going through the same thing because I was starting to worry about her being up a ton when you're here. Hopefully, she'll be over this and back to herself. While she wasn't usually sleeping 10 hours, I could usually count on sleeping until 4:30 or 5 before having to get up to feed her. The last few days she just hasn't been herself. Maybe both kiddos will have new teeth by the time you visit!

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  3. Nosefrida snotsucker nasal aspirator. Saves my sanity every day. $15 on Amazon.

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  4. M has been doing the same thing your friend Kelly is talking about. Tell her I let him cry it out for just two nights - the first night was miserable but the second night it was REALLY brief and now he's back to his later wake-up.

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  5. I agree on the snotsucker. Possibly the best thing I've bought for Kenna.

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