Hello! I don't post here often, but I've run into some recent nap problems with LO, and I thought you ladies might be able to help! Sorry if this is a long post. There are just so many details...
LO is almost 9 months old. In the past two weeks he has reached some fabulous milestones. He now crawls like a champ, pulls up on and cruises along the furniture, says "mama", "baba", and "dada", and is just full of energy and playfulness. The baby that didn't want to be set down so that I could use the bathroom now reaches for the floor at all times.
Now, I realize that milestones bring along sleep trouble, but our problem has me worried. We bed share, and LO is always nursed to sleep. Sometimes he'll fall asleep on his own after nursing...he'll just roll over and be asleep, which is awesome. However, since he is crawling, when I try to lay with him and nurse him for naps, he fusses/cries and tries to roll away from me so that he can go play. I basically have to hold him down (very gently) and make him nurse, and he finally goes to sleep.
I'm worried, though, because now if I lay him down even just to nurse, he cries and pulls away. I don't want to create a negative association with nursing or naps, but I don't know what else to do!
Please tell me that some of you have been here. Tell me that my baby will still love to nurse and that it will be ok....and help me fix this! Thanks, ladies!