Greta has turned into a vampire and our nursing sessions are back to one huge fight. She fights it and bites me, so I take it away and give a very stern "No biting Mommy!!". She cries. We try again a few minutes later, rinse and repeat. She started her huge nursing strike last time I got sick. I imagine I just don't have as much milk from being sick, plus her second tooth is just cutting through which doesn't help. I know it'll be fine, but it sucks for now. I don't know how far to push it before caving and giving her a bottle. I pump every time she gets a bottle but I know that only helps me so much. She gets so upset when I react to her bites, but damn it hurts!!
She has been a major cranky pants the last couple of days. She's getting that tooth and with me being sick, DH has had to care for her a lot of the time. And when I do have her, it's really just to eat and I know I'm not myself. I imagine she just misses her mommy, especially with the discomfort of teething. But it's made me really see just how much she prefers me over DH. We never had this issue with DD1, but we always made it such a priority for him to be able to do the important things for her. He gave her the occasional bottle, he learned to put her to sleep and soothe her. This time, his focus has been on taking care of DD1, so he hasn't had as much time with Greta as he did with her. We really need to work on that. Every time he even holds her, she just stares at me like "Hey! Why am I not with you?!". So, tonight it's his job to put her to bed. He's tried in the past and I usually just cave and take over because it goes badly, but I have to let him figure out what works for them. I forced that issue with DD1 and now I need to do with Greta.