So, my dear sweet child has discovered his thumb! While I do think it's cute, I'm not sure I like it very much! Will or Cameron never even took a pacifier, much less sucked their thumbs, so this is totally new territory for me! Even when I try and take it out, it always finds it's way back!
BUT, I have to admit, it has been a really good soothing tool for him. Take today, for instance: I guess I heard a little peep around 4am this morning, so before he could cry and wake the other two, I went into his room, and he's just laying there, wide awake, sucking his thumb! Usually, by 4 or 5 when he wakes up, he's starving and crying and ready for me to come get him...NOW! And then, during his morning nap, I heard him crying a little bit, but waited on going to get him in hopes he'd go back to sleep. So, like 20 minutes later, I went in his room to check on him, and there he is again, wide awake, sucking on his thumb! He totally soothed himself with his thumb!
I can't help but wonder: if he weren't the third child or didn't have two very demanding older brothers, would he still be a thumb sucker? Sometimes I think he doesn't quite get the attention that he needs because of Will and Cameron, so he's gotta find other ways to soothe himself since I can't always get to him right away! I guess it's good and bad!
We can only hope that he doesn't suck it forever and as he gets older will decide he doesn't need it anymore!! Fingers are crossed!! Until then, I guess I'll just have to deal with my sweet little thumb sucker!
Here are some pics!
8 hours ago