Bigfoot ... DP named our first right after she was born and was being resuscitated while I was bleeding heavily and struggling to deliver the placenta. Thank goodness she picked the top name off our list of three. I can't even remember what the other two were. I joke that she took advantage of the situation to parachute her favourite name into the winning slot.
With our second child, DP suggested that I be the one to decide from our top three. Sounded like a great idea! It took five weeks. Then we got a notice from the government saying that we had to name our baby or we would be charged a fine. I just could NOT come to terms with making a decision, so DP ultimately named our son too.
Bigfoot ... YAY for healthy babies!
Planet, that is AWESOME about your student. Tell her she rocks, from me.
Planet ... Totally normal. H kicks and thrashes for a spell at least once a night. As for the boob pinching, etc. Is it the same boob that he's nursing? If so, hold his hand like Seraf said and make it a fun thing. Or get a necklace if you think he'd like that. A friend of mine had one that was a silver ball that was a kind of bell too. Her little one loved it. My kids have always gone for the other boob. With my first, I thought it was cute and endearing, and so I let her pat and play with the other one. What a mistake. Because it quickly becomes not cute or endearing AT ALL. It become aggravating and annoying. Especially if you plan to nurse for a while. It was so irritating to have a two- then three-year-old do that. With my second, I never let it start. I never let him have access to the other boob. Even at night, I fold my arm across the other one so that he can't touch it. He seems satisfied with patting the one he does have, which is far preferable to me.