Wow. We are in the opposite of a sweet spot with Sadie right now. I think we’re entering the “testing the limits” phase. Not so easy. Sadie is starting to pitch mini-fits when she doesn’t get something she wants or when I have to take something away from her. I’m standing my ground, though, because I really only take/keep something from her if she truly shouldn’t have it. Yesterday, though, she started kind of hitting me when I was picking her up from daycare. I think maybe I need to put her down as soon as she starts that sort of thing up.
The other thing I’m dealing with right now is her biting me. I’m worried that my supply really has taken a dip, and I wonder if it might have been my tummy issues and getting dehydrated at the end of last week. Most of her bites come when she’s finished nursing, and I wonder if she’s biting me in part because she’s not getting as much as she wants. It was bad enough when she was biting to soothe her gums before she had her four front teeth. But now that she’s got both top and bottom teeth, it’s horribly painful when she bites me. I know some people would say I should flick her when she does it, but I just can’t. I try not to react in a startled way, because that usually just makes her laugh. Instead I just end the session, at least for a little while. But it’s not really making a difference. It’s starting to make me question my hesitancy about introducing cow’s milk in a couple of weeks (I’m hesitant about hesitating).
She sometimes also bites me on the arm or shoulder. I don’t know if it’s teething or playing or what. But it hurts like a mofo. She’s not biting Trevor, and she’s not biting her daycare friends, so I guess we should be glad for that. I don’t really like being her teether, though.
Has anybody else dealt with this? Any suggestions?