-Meg Loving life as an 0ver-35 mom and Postal Wife, homeschooling, urban homesteading, relaxed crunchy/geek hybrid housewife, trying to live consciously in an age of media hypnosis
Isabel Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility
I check the board daily, but if I don't see new posts or anything that I can contribute to, I don't stick around long.
Well, I think I'm like you, I have been blessed with an easy baby!
I would call Jett a moderately easy baby... it certainly could be worse but I can't imagine having to take care of other children in addition to his needs.
Sorry I've been absent. I don't get much time on the computer and when I do, I usually have one or the other sitting on my lap or nursing. Very difficult to reply with one hand (though totally doable).
Nicholas has been a very good baby and already sleeps better than his sister ever did, so I actually feel normal during the day and seldom feel like I need a nap. He only really cries when he's tired. Since I never really knew how much sleep a newborn needed with DD, I've done some research and figured out what kind of schedule Nicholas would do well on,. I'm currently trying to help him learn to fall asleep on his own, as before I would nurse him or rock him to sleep. I don't mind doing those things, I just don't want him to become dependent on those methods to fall asleep. He is showing some resistance if I don't lay him down soon enough. Again, that took some learning to figure out when to lay him down, as he shows no signs he's tired until he's too tired. So, I'm having to guess when to lay him down. I did it at the right time for bedtime last night and he put himself to sleep ... and then slept 5hours and 20 minutes!
Other than that, I've had a horrible case of thrush. Nursing was so painful, I couldn't nurse at all off of my right side without me swearing and crying. So, for a few days, I had to hand express my right side every time he nursed on the left. Finally, I can nurse on my right side if I have a hot towel draped over my breast. At least it's getting better.
You are absolutely right about having to pay later for our hot weather.