Communication with a child his age is difficult. He isn't able to tell me exactly what is wrong. I know something is bothering him, but it is only my best guess on what it is. My guess is that my poor baby has a sore throat.
On a normal basis, Ryan is a pretty good sleeper. He'll sleep 11 hours at night and take 2 naps during the day. However, when something is ailing him, I'm not so lucky. Last night I was up nursing him every 2.5 hours. Nursing is what provided him comfort. Maybe part of that is the nature of a sore throat, but it makes me a little sad that my baby doesn't want to snuggle, be rocked, have his back rubbed, etc. He just wanted to nurse. I know it was probably soothing his throat, but I wish my hugs could soothe him too. That would make me feel more needed and loved.