Thursday, November 02, 2006


Kevin is our first thumbsucker. Danya loved her pacifier. Before she was born Daniel and I decided that we wouldn't give our baby a pacifier. Daniel's mom told us we would change our minds. We endured the endless crying for a week before we caved and gave her the passy. She kept it until she was about 2 years old.

Gloria hated the pacifier and would have nothing to do with it. She wouldn't take a bottle either. She nursed exclusively until she was 6 months old and then decided that she was ready for a sippy cup and would take nothing else. She also turned her nose up at baby food. She wanted to do everything just like her big sister.

Kevin is a mixture of everything. He likes an occasional pacifier but is perfectly content with slurping his own fingers. He especially likes to suck his thumb at bedtime. He likes nursing, but sometimes demands baby food. If everyone around him is eating he expects us to share. He has only accepted a bottle a couple of times and then it had to be a certain kind of bottle. He also only likes a certain size and shape of pacifier. They have to be the 6 month size with a rounded bulb on the end, nothing flat or small. He also likes to put everything in his mouth except those things that are specifically designed as teethers. He is definitely a contrary baby.

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