|R's typical reaction to being held|
In the mornings after I retrieve her from her crib and feed her, I am still sleepy (B and I are NOT morning people). I bring her into our room and try to put her on the bed to snuggle with us. Little R is delighted to see everyone, but cannot be still. Instead, she climbs all over the bed until I worry she will fall off, so I put her on the floor.
Then she runs around the room, opening drawers, dumping out the contents (or putting new things in the drawers), looking out the window, playing peek-a-boo with the curtains, turning the fan on and off...
|Or this: she's trying to scale the wall|
It's ironic that she is so cuddly and cute and huggable, and yet will not snuggle with us for more than 30 seconds unless she is sad or in pain. Even when she's tired or sleepy it's the same, which is why every co-sleeping attempt has ended with her back in her crib. People who co-sleep must have another variety of child.