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There is no question in this post, nor any real reason for sharing this story. I'm not really looking for any advice, although I welcome any someone might care to share. Posts telling me that my kid must be cute, weird, or totally normal are always welcome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Okay, so E is 23 days old, and I am a FTM. At 12:30 last night, we all climbed into bed, and I offered E her nighttime nursing, which is usually a nursing for hunger and therefore long nurse. She nursed for four minutes and fell asleep. She had consumed copious amounts of breastmilk earlier in the day, so I decided not to sweat it, and laid her on my chest (where she always sleeps). Not two minutes later, her eyes spring open and she started babbling and lifting her head off my chest. Since this is not a developmental milestone she has yet met, her attempts led to much headbanging and frustration, so I rolled her into the crook of my arm. She preceded to spend the next THREE HOURS babbling and cooing and kicking and playing with her hands. I offed her more milk, but she was uninterested. She kept me awake the entire time, because her babbling was loud, and her kicking was very enthusiastic.<br><br>
She always wakes me up three hours after she falls asleep to nurse, but since she hadn't fallen asleep, I just picked her up at 3:30 and my DP changed her and I offered her my breast. She sucked for a whole six minutes and then again appeared to fall asleep. I settled back down with her on my chest, and she again began to babble and attempt to lift her head repeatedly. I rolled her into the crook of my arm, and she proceeded to chat and kick and play with her hands and make funny faces for the next FOUR HOURS.<br><br>
My husband got up and changed her again and got ready to leave (he is a grad student and had to get to the lab). Elah spend the next hour extremely grumpy, presumable because she was hungry from not eating, tired from not sleeping, and annoyed because she couldn't figure out how to eat, sleep, and talk all at the same time.<br><br>
Finally, the princess sleeps. I'm off to nap, too.<br><br>
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Sounds like my baby! From 5am on he's been cooing, eating little bits here and there and fussing.<br><br>
I just finally got him to sleep by putting him in the Moby and dancing with him to Diana Ross. It's been 30 minutes so far-I hope he sleeps for awhile.<br><br>
If you want to hear something weirder-the music trick works really well with Diana Ross, and Showtunes-he's out in about 20 minutes. DP tried with The Beatles last night and it took forever to get him to sleep! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I guess I have a weird kid too!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That's cute. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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That sounds like my 18 month old. Though she only lasts 2 hrs. So I'm not going to complain about it anymore.
 

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Cute!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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