Xan has been having a couple of rough days, where he'll be awake forever (today for almost eleven hours with only a couple very quick naps) and not want to sleep. I guess he just wants to be sure to be around for everything. And while we seemed to have dodged a colic bullet (maybe), today he would just work himself into a crying fit and nothing worked. No songs (not even the Carpenters), or walking, or different positions. Nothing. And although we have been trying not to use a pacifier, we've tried to use them a few times as a last resort. To no avail, he seems to not like them anyway. At one point today, however, Angela tried putting her pinky in his mouth as a pacifier. And lo and behold, he was happily pacifying himself. So since it was my turn to watch him, I did the same thing.
Which marked my first real exposure as to how powerful that little mouth really is. Oh my goodness, I thought I was going to lose my finger. I said, "This is what you feel on your breasts?!" She smiled and shrugged. Once again, women never fail to impress me.
Eventually, I was allowed to have my finger back and he's asleep right now. But I admit I'm making sure all appendages in the rollercoaster car. Because that kid will devour me once he figures out I don't have any milk. *shudder*