He doesn't want to be held to eat anymore. He wants to hold the bottle himself and certainly not with MOM. So independent.
And my heart sinks
But this is the same boy who crawled away from me earlier today, then looked back, and grinned, and turned around and crawled right into my arms!
And of course he continues to twist and turn in the midst of a diaper change. Now, though, the same boy who used to just twist and turn, can crawl. and he's started trying to lunge from a crawling position (to make up for the fact that it has curved sides I think) and while it is nice when he is lunging toward me, I fear for the day I miss his lunging and he goes right over the side.
So I could stop using the changing table -- but it is no easier on the floor where he wants to be anywhere but here.
Today I held him and he bit me. On the neck! He's got quite a few, well-sharpened, teeth, so this is no small thing. So I was quite sharp with him and then felt terrible when he got upset too! Does he understand what he did? I love his wide-mouth kisses... but I find myself flinching away because they become nips in sensitive places way too often.
And yet, he patted me on the back tonight when I started to cry after he bit me. Kind of like I do when trying to get a burp out of him. It felt like he was trying to apologize.