And then she said, "They don't tell you about how that all works". Which made me think "Hey! Another thing they don't tell new Moms about... I must blog about it!"
Then I remembered that I don't really have any experience in the whole biting issue. Anna only has 2 teeth - and even with just those 2, she hasn't once bitten me. The sweet little dear.
Until last night.
(She must have known I was mentally bragging about how lovely she was.)
At 4am, my wee, sweet little buttertart needed to nurse. So I went to her, lovingly held her in my arms, sat on our comfy little glider.
And then she bit me.
Like Cam on Modern Family once said about Lily, it was like Twilight in there.
Why on earth do babies do this? Do they know they're doing this? Do they secretly think it's funny? (This is my belief. Inside Anna's head, she was giggling at how funny it was to hear Mommy yelp. The power was all in Anna's hands... or teeth, I suppose.)
So now I have all the sympathy in the world for Moms everywhere who have been bitten.
I really don't know what you're supposed to do to discourage the biting thing. Or how to prevent them from doing it. I guess you just grin and bear it and hope for the best?
If you're one of the bitten, at least you know that my heart (and my sore nips) go out to you.
Now that's a mental picture I'm sure you'll love taking away with you today.
(You're welcome, friends.)