I am feeling much better from the food poisoning today, thanks for the well-wishes
RR & OE: When my DD does this (well, she doesn't mash her face in but she does fuss and pull off, etc) it's because she is really very tired. I think she wants to suck to sleep but doesn't necessarily want milk. She almost exclusively does it before going to sleep for the night but sometimes does it during the day when she is super tired (and/or overstimulated) too. She doesn't like a pacifier (which is fine with me), but if I keep her at the breast while rocking/patting/whatever, she usually eventually calms down enough and usually does nurse for awhile before finally falling into a deep sleep. I think she just needs to decompress...
In other news, DD is a very particular baby- I'm having a hard time. DS was such a laid-back baby (who turned into a very spirited toddler!) and DD is soooo different (maybe this means she'll turn into a laid-back toddler??? I can only hope!
). She will almost never sleep during the day unless I am holding her. I can usually get her down on our bed for one good nap a day. The rest of the time (and she is still sleeping most of the day) I have to wrap her or have her on my chest (I just now nursed her to sleep and the second I laid her down on the bed *next to me* she woke up. She's starting to fuss now...). It's making me a little crazy. Sometimes I need to NOT be attached to a baby (to, you know, use the bathroom, shower, things like that...). At night she won't fall asleep and stay asleep unless she is swaddled tightly, but then she after she falls asleep she grunts and groans and wiggles until her little arms are free, and then that wakes her up *groan*. She wakes up to nurse somewhere between 4 and 5 (depending on when she last awoke to eat) and then she just won't go back to sleep (maybe because it is starting to get light). She won't tolerate being put down, ever. She starts screaming bloody murder if I even set her down for a second. This makes it hard to take care of my toddler. She doesn't like the wrap/mei tai unless she wants to sleep. She is so particular. Most of the time I am okay with it, in fact I find it a bit amusing that she already has so many strong opinions at such a young age, but sometimes it just starts to wear on me... Anyone else have a very needy babe?
She also has a diaper rash. She's had it basically since day 1. I can't remember if it showed up before or after we started using cloth diapers. It's peely at the edges right where I jelly-roll the edges of the prefold, and red in the diaper area. It doesn't bother her at all. But it looks bad and it makes me sad.
I can't figure out what it is or what to do about it. Maybe she is just sensitive to the wetness of the prefold? Or detergent? I might try to change detergents and see if that helps.