07 May 2009

Turning a corner

I keep saying that and I keep hoping that it's true, but this time I think I may be on to something. Fletcher started sucking his thumb in earnest yesterday (!!!). He actually did it on his second day of life for maybe 20 minutes in a row. He has always been trying to get something in there, be it his pacifier, which I am loath to give him, or his thumb or milk or food or whatever. But I have checked on him three times now since yesterday afternoon, when he hadn't been making a sound, only to find him trying to soothe himself back into sleep with his right thumb in his mouth. What a clever boy! And what a relieved mama. Two thumb-sucking kids. I am so proud. Seriously.

It also helps that he's slept, at minimum, 11.5 hours in a row (without waking) over the last 8 or 9 nights and that he's basically been sleeping for 12 hours at a time for the last 2-3 weeks, and that really, he wanted to sleep 12-14 hours in a row since he was about 2 weeks old. He just had to wake up and eat sometimes until about a week ago.

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