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EUREKA! He found it….

I have VERY mixed emotions about this subject…
Baby has never been a binky boy. Even in the hospital he just wouldn’t take it. We only get him to take it every once in awhile, but he really needs it more.
He has always sucked on his hands.. but he just could never manage to find his thumb consistently or convince his arm to keep his hand in his mouth no matter how badly he wanted it..
I know that he needs some sort of comfort device.. but a binky would be so much easier to take away later.
You see.. I was a thumb sucker. (TO THE EXTREME!)
I can’t remember the exact age I stopped sucking my thumb, but I can tell you that my parents did EVERYTHING to try to stop me. I was pretty old.. maybe even 10 or older.. I’m pretty sure it was older.
Yesterday he did so good with finding and keeping his thumb.. After he woke up from his typical 4 hour afternoon nap he laid on the bed for a good 15 minutes just sucking away..
(oh how I love those blue eyes!)
He even had pretty decent form….

But then he got embarrassed! :)

I sure hope he is sucking the thumb on his dominant hand… I can’t remember what thumb I sucked..and I’ve even googled to see if this means he’ll be left handed.. lets hope!!

Both Aaron and I are left handed and I REALLY want him to be. I can’t even imagine having to teach him things like writing.. or eating or tying his shoes right handed!


  1. Mixed Up Me says

    And he sucks his thumb just like his Mommy used to . . . it is “used to” right?? Not still!!

  2. lindsay and i are both right handed and sucked our left thumb, from what i heard that’s pretty common, but there’s hope that im wrong.

  3. The Baugh Family says

    Oh my gosh, I think that is the cutest thing. Now he needs a blankie to hold in the other hand!

  4. Abby has finally taken to the pacifier, but I think she will prefer her fingers once she’s able to coordinate it. I prefer the paci since I have control, but if they are finger suckers, there’s not much you can do!

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