10.22.2011

Bottle Battle Blog

As we mentioned last time, we're learning that Jonah likes what he likes, and what he doesn't like, well, you've got yourself a problem. It's hard to imagine such a cute little guy can be so stubborn ... it certainly can't be a P family trait.
Into the latter "Jonah no like" category falls eating from a bottle (and baths, but that's for another day). It was a stressful return to work for Melanie because, among other reasons, Jonah had staked out a firm "no bottle" position, and he was not budging. Melanie was returning home after a half day to a frantic and, apparently, starving Jonah. We wondered how we'd ever manage ... would Jonah stop growing because he wasn't getting proper nutrition, would Melanie have to get a new job, would Jonah breastfeed until age 12 ... the worries went on and on, as they tend to do for new parents.
Luckily, Nana M (with a little help from Grandpa M) came to the rescue and won Jonah over after a hard fought three days in the trenches. Jonah will now take a bottle, if necessary, though he still feels compelled to remind you that this is his compromise position, and not his first choice. Still, Nana's powers of persuasion know no bounds as she has even gotten Jonah to take a morning nap, which makes him all the more playful and huggable later.
It's also been an amazing time as Jonah's personality comes through more and more each day, and it's not all stubbornness (thankfully).
For now, we're off to bed and tomorrow, maybe a pumpkin patch is in the forecast.

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