My poor little teether will put anything in his mouth to alleviate the current discomfort in his gums. While we were cuddling before bed time last night he wrapped his mouth around my chin--we were bouncing around giggling like crazy. Playing with his sister and sucking on mommy's chin were the only thing two things keeping him from crying as he was OH SO TIRED (I was purposefully keeping him awake longer than usual). He had his mouth on my chin for maybe 2 minutes while I sang funny songs which bounced his little head all over. Oh the laughter... Anyway, I didn't think anything of it at the time, but in hindsight I suppose there was a little burning sensation at the very end.
Later that night when Lee and I got back up to do school work, Lee looked at me with confused eyebrows: "You either have a bruise or an ink smudge on your chin." I went to the bathroom and, sure enough, it's a hickey.
Boy he's a strong little sucker! Literally.
Here's a quick shot of Brayla holding Brighton just moments before bed.
I’m a joyful woman who wears many hats, including: wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin, friend, teacher, librarian, and follower of Christ. I’m also an ex-public school teacher turned SAHM turned unschooling mom. Our little midwestern family is tremendously grateful for the liberties we have to home school, homebirth, breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear, non-circ, delay or not vaccinate, and utilize non-punitive, grace-based discipline. We work hard to keep up with the ins and outs of healthy living. It was painful, but we took the red pill and still continue to find new truths daily. I teach just a few short-courses for the local college each year, read and write book reviews and blog on the side. And if you must know, I have an undergrad in music (BA), a masters in library science (MLS), and a masters in educational technology (MEd).