Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Trouble with Thumbs

The trouble with thumbs is that they just don't stick out on their own!


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Gavin wants to suck his thumb so badly. He starts off innocent enough, lifting his little fist to his mouth. He sucks loudly on as much fist as he can fit in his mouth. But it's the thumb he wants! He gets more and more frustrated, often holding his fist to his mouth with his other hand. After a few minutes, he squawks in anger! Thumb!! Get in my mouth!!

It's such a funny progression to watch. Sometimes we try to help him stick his thumb in his mouth, but so far to no avail. I keep hoping both that he'll find that thumb soon... and that he'll find some other way to self soothe so we don't have to break the habit later!

But isn't he cute? Angry face and all?