QOTW: What is easy/hard?

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QOTW: What is easy/hard?
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Sun, 01-22-2012 - 8:24pm

Just curious - what is easier and harder than you thought about your new little one?

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 10:18pm

I so, so, so third the suggestion to wear baby if s/he wants to be held.

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Registered: 04-14-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 6:39pm
Easier- its mt third baby so I'm more relaxed
Harder: Colicky evenings. Miranda cries if she's not held.
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 1:46pm

Ali Claire is the same way and I was going to actually making the same suggestion - wearing the baby.

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 1:13pm
bookwormjess wrote:
Easier- getting out of the house. Isaac sleeps in his stroller like a champ. We can do restaurants, shopping, whatever, and he's just fine. I was expecting to be confined to the house because I see so many screaming babies at stores/restaurants.
Harder- I cannot put this child down. I've even tried putting him in his car seat but it's like if we are in the house he wants to be held. I love the little guy so I don't mind holding him but I hate listening to him shriek while I cook or do laundry or clean.

This weekend Nathan had an afternoon where he would just not let us put him down. My DH was out helping a friend move some furniture and I had to get some stuff done around the house so I popped him in the Baby Bjorn and went about my business. The upside - he slept for 2 hours like that and I got everything done I wanted to. The downside - it felt eerily reminescent of being 9 mos pregnant. :smileyhappy:

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 12:54pm
Easier- getting out of the house. Isaac sleeps in his stroller like a champ. We can do restaurants, shopping, whatever, and he's just fine. I was expecting to be confined to the house because I see so many screaming babies at stores/restaurants.
Harder- I cannot put this child down. I've even tried putting him in his car seat but it's like if we are in the house he wants to be held. I love the little guy so I don't mind holding him but I hate listening to him shriek while I cook or do laundry or clean.
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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 7:17pm
Oh I totally agree I HATE pumping. I am doing a very bad job of building up my at home stock and I know I need to so my peanut has something to eat when I go back to work. However I cannot stand pumping, I would rather Noelle nurse 20 hours a day then pump. Its annoying, and I am glad Im not the only one who thinks so.

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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 5:32pm
juliebutterfly2000 wrote:
Easier than I thought: Naps and bedtime - Dillon is a great sleeper, I can literally lay him down while he's still awake and he'll fall asleep on his own. This is something I could never do with my oldest, who had to be held 24/7. Dillon goes to bed when we do, wakes just once during the night and goes right back to sleep.

Harder than I thought: Getting anything done around the house! I fully expected to be able to prep meals, clean house, sew, etc, but I'm lucky if I'm able to get the dishwasher loaded and laundry done (let alone put away!).

I agree! It's washed and folded but never put away! I'm also having trouble with the sleeplessness. I don't require much sleep but I, apparently, need it all in 1 chunk. William doesn't seem to be able to settle himself down yet and I'm worried the future will require hardcore CIO. I'm not against

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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 12:06pm
Easier than I thought: Naps and bedtime - Dillon is a great sleeper, I can literally lay him down while he's still awake and he'll fall asleep on his own. This is something I could never do with my oldest, who had to be held 24/7. Dillon goes to bed when we do, wakes just once during the night and goes right back to sleep.

Harder than I thought: Getting anything done around the house! I fully expected to be able to prep meals, clean house, sew, etc, but I'm lucky if I'm able to get the dishwasher loaded and laundry done (let alone put away!).
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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 11:47am
Easy - loving and snuggling Maddie is definitely the easy part for me. Also, I am more patient with this being my 3rd and I am older (37) this time around. Also, I am more confident with breastfeeding this time.

Hard- juggling sports and school activities for my 3rd grader and 7th grader. We have only taken Maddie out of the house a handful of times so my DH is covering a lot of stuff. That will change of course as she gets a little older and less flu/cold concerns. Also, I miss being able to quickly hop in car to run errands and shop.
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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 11:23am
scmommy8 wrote:

Personally, I hate pumping.

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