Today while rocking my sweet little boy I noticed a few reddish marks on his little arm.
Cue the new mommy freak out!
I called for Dan and panicked. Despite Dan's reassuring that they were JUST BRUISES. I was upset. Like seriously WHY should my little dude have bruises... Baby Cancer...... Iron Deficiency..... Arm stuck in his crib.... Should I call the doctor?....eeek.....my brain was in hyperdrive.
Then, about an hour or two later, thankfully before any embarrassing calls to the doctor, I put Eli on the floor for his second round of "tummy time" for the day and had a huge AH-HA moment.
My kid was giving himself HICKEYS!!
Seriously, when he gets tired on his tummy he lays his face down and sucks...apparently very hard... on his arms...
Self-inflicted Hickeys... Seriously...Wow. Needless to say we got a good laugh out of this one.
What a SUCKER!