We spent endless hours trying to plot out our pregnancies and our babies. Read more than many, knew statistics and normal behavior...
So what goofy/annoying/painful thing does your charming child do that you never thought to plan for?
For Charlie, it's still mostly the refusing to nurse my left boob thing.
It's actually getting worse, not better. He first refused to nurse in our normal nursing position, but he was fine with sidelaying - I'd just mostly nurse him on the left side at night - he'd lay on my left side and we were fine.
And then he stopped doing that. But then I could put him on my right side and just nurse leftie from the top. But then he started hating that - he'll actually cry about that in his sleep if I try sometimes.
Currently if I have him on his back and then lay down perpendicular to him, with my left elbow resting on the other side of his body.. he will sometimes nurse! Woo :P But mostly only because it gives him access to my hair.
And then randomly he'll nurse and be fine. But it's frustrating because then he'll up my milk in that side... and refuse to nurse it AT ALL for more than 24 hours. Mostly I just get a light suckle, usually once, maybe twice a day.
He's had a more energetic chiropractor working on him since he was five days old, cranio-sacral work (that's actually gotten the best results so far - but they wore off after two days), an acupuncturist (who used tuning forks on him) and a more traditional chiropractor who referred us to another chiropractor who we're trying Monday.
It's such a weird thing. It was less wonderful from the start because that whole nipple is smaller. And then it was added to by tightnesses in his neck that we're still trying to full address. And then just habit compounding it - his and mine.
I am amazed that I haven't gotten mastitis. And terrified to write that down :P