Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I think it's official...

...we have a finger sucker! When she was first born in the hospital she sucked on her fingers alot, then stopped. Well over the last couple weeks she's found them off and on again. Well it's becoming more on then off. When she's awake, it will be either hand, and any fingers she can get in there, and the other hand is usually holding her wrist, almost like she's trying to keep them in there. But when she's tired, it's the middle two fingers on her right side that she favors (see below, this was taken about 10 minutes ago as she was falling asleep on the floor). So it looks like she's signing "I love you!" So stinkin' cute! Than said that this past weekend (my first one after maternity leave) she sucked on the middle two on her right hand ALOT. I like to think that maybe she "missed" me, and it was her way of soothing herself (probably not, but it makes me feel alittle better having to leave her). Well yesterday I noticed that her cuticles on her fingers that she's been sucking on where red. Then looking closer, she had little blisters too! She had been sucking them alot! Poor little girl! But it doesn't seem to bother her, or stop her. Garrick took a binky till around 6 months, Aleksia only took one while she was teething, Trestin really never took a binky, and if you put one in Cassiah's mouth she gags! So the finger sucking is new to us. Hopefully it won't be one of those nightmare cases that she is still sucking them in HS! But we have a long time till then. For now, I think it's adorable. Plus we'll never loose it, like you can a binky, and she can put it in herself! Sweet!







4 comments:

Waylon & Rachael said...

SO CUTE!! You are right it is adorable:) Hopefully it won't last forever....My older sister sucked her thumb for a long time. My parents tried everything....She is adorable:)

Rachel said...

So, So, SO cute! Eva sucks her fingers way more then S & G did, but only when she can't find her pacifier. I've seen her with all 10 in her mouth; don't ask me how she does it!
We're planning on being in town on 8/12. Are you guys going to be around so we can play?

Maren and Blake said...

I was either hoping for a binki sucker or a thumb sucker. It calms them immediately. It does look like she's say 'I Love You.' So cute.

Suzie-Q said...

That is cute! I hope that she settles down some for you so her fingers don't get too sore. that is crazy that she could suck on them so much and give herself blisters.