I night weaned him by having chocolate every night before bed. How mean is that? It worked though.
We're doing well here. I still feeling like I am going crazy trying to deal with DS (2.5) and all his new behaviors. It seems like some new negative behavior pops up every day. Today he started screaming any time he didn't get his way. Not something we have ever dealt with. He's always been very verbal so I thought we had escaped the screaming-tantrum stage. Apparently all it took to make its appearance was a new baby... Still hoping somehow can pipe in about how long this adjustment (for DS) generally takes...
DD is almost 3 weeks old, and was very alert yesterday. She slept wonderfully last night. She's been back to sleeping most of today, though. When she is awake and content she makes these adorable faces that look like she is just getting ready to smile. I keep thinking she will, but I think she is just experimenting with her facial expressions. DS was about a month old when we got his first real social smile. We'll see.
We're dealing with a diaper rash, too. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. Very dry/chafed around the outer part (like where I jelly-roll the prefold, and where the elastic on the covers hits), and very red and almost raw looking on the inner part (where the diaper actually covers). It doesn't seem to be bothering her, but it looks terrible. I can't tell if it's just the normal infant peeling (she had a ton of peeling that has just recently gone away in other parts of her body) or if it is really a rash. Can't figure out what is causing it. Tried disposables and they didn't make a difference. The disposable wipes, however, do seem to make it worse (I think?), but we've been using cloth wipes for awhile now and it's still not clearing up. ??? Don't know what to think.