Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Has it ever happened to you? When your husband goes out of town something inevitably breaks. It's certainly happened to me before. This time, however, it's our son! He's been refusing to drink since Monday morning. Since he's still drinking from a bottle, we thought something might be causing him pain while sucking. We thought he might have an ear infection, sore throat, or be in pain from teething...wrong, wrong, and wrong again. I took him to the doctor Tuesday afternoon to make sure.

That afternoon I was finally able to get him to drink a little from a sippy cup, which brought us both great relief since I was getting worried about dehydration. It also made me laugh because we've been trying to get Jackson to take an interest in the sippy cup or a regular cup for months. This morning he refused the bottle again, but very eagerly drank from the sippy cup. I thought that was good news, so I happily went to work today feeling a lot less worried about our precious baby boy.

When I picked him up this afternoon, he'd refused even the sippy cup all day. The weird thing is that he continues to eat his solids and sleep well for the most part. Of course, I tried the sippy cup again at home, and sure enough, he refused it! He would push it away and just cry. Once I was able to sneak a little into his mouth though, he was all about that sippy cup. I just don't get it! Even the doctor said she's never seen a baby do this before without any evident cause.

Needless to say, I'm ready for Ross to come home tomorrow in hopes that will fix everything. :-)

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