Monday, August 15, 2011

the bird

Does your baby do the bird?

Mine does. A one-sided flap. Uh...huh?

She turned into the bird baby one night a couple of weeks ago. Just out of the blue- wakes up, turns to me to feed, latches on, and then starts flapping her arm up and down. Up and down. Up and down. Hard. I finally grabbed hold of one of her little hands and held it down. The need to flap finally wore away, she fed some more and fell back into deep sleep.

I thought it was a fluke... and then it came back. A couple of days later, during the day. All excited to feed, she settles down, latches on, and- the bird baby was back! Flap, flap, flap. Over and over again. Like some little bird poltergeist had taken over her body.

This particular bird ghost likes to come out at feeding time. Sure, she flaps her arms a lot now at other times, when she's excited, or to bang a toy. But the flapping really gets heavy during nursing time. I guess that means she really likes my milk?

Is it full of sunflower seeds? Geez.

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