Friday, September 10, 2010


1. Having a huge appetite; ravenous
2. Excessively eager; insatiable
My voracious eater is a month old today. If it were up to Gideon his face would never leave Mommy's boob. Yesterday the kid did not have a break between nursing for longer than 20 minutes, I swear! He eats and eats and eats, sleeps for about five minutes, then he pukes and pukes and poops. Then he wants to eat again.
I've started calling him piglet because of the desperate way he roots and the squealing sound he makes when he wants to eat. You'd never believe his complaint is that he hasn't eaten in a mere 15 minutes. It's half pathetic, half hilarious and half adorable. Too many halves, yet still true.
If he doesn't get a boob stuck in his mouth quickly enough he makes this face. Which makes Mommy want to laugh and cry at the same time. The urge to consume his tiny adorable face is also present...
I am completely convinced that kids like Gideon need binkies. It is very neccesary for those few occasions I decide I'd rather not have a child attached to my boob, namely, when I have to drive somewhere, or, you know, do something selfish, like eat, go to the bathroom, or sleep.
 And oh. The binky is good for sleeping.
Dear Gideon, 
Mommy and Daddy love having you around. We can't believe it's been a whole month already! It seems like you just got here. We're looking forward to the months and years ahead. Thanks for being such a cool kid so far. 
Love, Mom and Dad


  1. I was planning on no binkie. But, when my mother-in-law (who strongly dislikes binkies), my mother (who refused to give binkies to 7 out of 8 kids) and my midwife (who advises them IF she sees a need) all said "give that kid a binkie" or "yeah, he might need a binkie" I did. I did wean him of it at 6 months though.

  2. Don't sweat the binkie. Kate was a comfort nurser, so she started getting one early on, too. It just was insane to be sitting with a baby attached to me for up to 45 minutes at a time.

    He looks so alert! Keep on keeping on, mama!


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