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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Alohamelly View Post
My baby is 6 weeks and prefers to be held a lot too. She will sleep in the swing in the mornings, but for the rest of the day, she's either being held or in the sling. Oh, and there are a few minutes during the day where she will tolerate laying on one of those baby gym thing where the toys hang over them.

She's a great sleeper, loves being bathed, loves nursing and is overall pretty easy going. She wasn't officially colicky, but was acting colicky over the past few weeks and it seems to be tapering off finally. She started crying around the same time every night and it would last 1-2 hours. My son was truly colicky so I am very grateful this one is not.

She hates the carseat. I wish there was something I could do about that because we have to go places and I hate staying in!
I think we have the same baby.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by rivkah View Post
So she will ride along in it at night (whenever temperature goes under three digits)
I noticed you're in TX. Me, too! I wish I could walk with DD, but night time is fussy/nursing time and preparing (sometimes 3 hours of fuss-nurse-fuss-nurse-diaper-nurse-you get the idea...) for bed.

I hear ya on the 3 digit temps. Ugg! Do you walk in the mornings at all? I have been meaning to, but am so exhausted I haven't been that motivated to try. I can't wait for "winter"...
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Beauchamp View Post
I noticed you're in TX. Me, too! I wish I could walk with DD, but night time is fussy/nursing time and preparing (sometimes 3 hours of fuss-nurse-fuss-nurse-diaper-nurse-you get the idea...) for bed.

I hear ya on the 3 digit temps. Ugg! Do you walk in the mornings at all? I have been meaning to, but am so exhausted I haven't been that motivated to try. I can't wait for "winter"...
If I could get my rear out of bed before 8, I could probably walk in the morning, but we are not early risers in my house!

We did manage to survive a Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan concert the other night in Round Rock when the temp was still 101 at 6, when it started. I just stripped the baby to her diaper and hung out in the shade until the sun went down. She still got a little heat rash though!

I can't wait until "winter" either. I love the heat, actually, except when I have a 12-pound butterball attached to me. I think we only have about 2 more months until we're in the 80s!
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by rivkah View Post
If I could get my rear out of bed before 8, I could probably walk in the morning, but we are not early risers in my house!

We did manage to survive a Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan concert the other night in Round Rock when the temp was still 101 at 6, when it started. I just stripped the baby to her diaper and hung out in the shade until the sun went down. She still got a little heat rash though!

I can't wait until "winter" either. I love the heat, actually, except when I have a 12-pound butterball attached to me. I think we only have about 2 more months until we're in the 80s!
Well, my DD is an early riser. I am NOT. But she wins that battle.

wow. 6 weeks and you are at a concert? Good for you! I am not that comfortable yet even going to the grocery store! I gotta start getting out more!

*sigh* we loved hanging out in Austin/Round Rock when we lived at Ft. Hood. We're in Corpus now and it's a real bore fest.

These temps are nuts. The little kids on our street (and I mean like 4 y/o) ride their bikes at 9pm here.
post #25 of 27
Ds is 5 weeks old, and prefers to be held most of the time, but doesn't mind being put down for a few minutes here and there.
My older ds NEEDED to be held all the time. Seriously, I'm not exaggerating when I say that he was held at least 23 hours a day. He'd only sleep in my arms or with a nipple in his mouth. He'd scream if he got put down if he was asleep, even if he was totally out when he was put down. He'd tolerate about 5 minutes of being down, looking at toys, if he was awake.

Sometimes I can lay ds2 down if he's asleep, and he'll stay asleep for a while. I probably should try more often so he stays ok with it, but it just seems so much easier to hold him. lol (Plus, sometimes I just WANT to hold him- he's so sweet when he's sleeping). There's been a few times that he's gone to sleep *better* after I lay him down. I only try that if he's getting "fussy" and I know he's tired and walking or nursing isn't stopping the fussing. Those times, he goes right to sleep without a peep.

He LOVES the Pikkolo (baby carrier similar to mei tai's and the ergo).

He's not a fan of laying in his bassinet while he's awake, but he seems to like the bouncy seat a bit. He's ok in the swing. He kinda likes tummy/naked butt time too- either ds or I get down and talk to him. He may like his floor mat with the toys overhead now- I haven't tried it yet.
post #26 of 27
DS seems to change every day what he tolerates/likes/etc. Sometimes he likes being worn, other times he's fussy about it. Almost always though if I walk w/ him in a carrier he'll fall asleep and be fine in it until he wakes. I haven't tried a stroller yet.

He can hold his head up really well, so he likes being on us on his tummy and looking around, this is better in the AM when he's less cranky.

He *loves* the changing table, every time I put him on his back on it he calms down, and now he smiles and giggles which is pretty awesome.

we have a bjorn babysitter bouncer that doesn't seem to irritate or relax him - its just a constant state of slight agitation that he seems to be in when he's in it so we don't use it much. We'd *love* to be able to get him to sleep in it.

right now to get him to sleep =

nursing to sleep
carrying him in a carrier and walking 10min or so
bouncing w/ him on the ball
DH can do a sway type thing that I haven't mastered that gets him sleepy too

we usually have him sleep on us, or on the carrier, at night between us but occasionally we transfer successfully to the moses basket.

but despite that being semi-difficult compared to other babies, now that we know how to get him to sleep, etc., we've gone out and done tons of stuff w/ him - we both play on an ultimate frisbee team, and played since he was 3 weeks 1-2x a week, we went to the lowell folk festival for 5 hours, up to the north shore last week to the ocean for a 1/2 day, etc.

He doesn't seem to be interested in toys yet. Ceiling fans, lights, yes, toys no.

we have no battery-powered devices as of yet, but may get some at some point, probably when I go back to work and the mr. has to get stuff done at home w/out me to take DS (he works from home)
post #27 of 27
WeasleyMum said:
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I know every baby's different, but DS just doesn't seem to prefer any of the attachment stuff! He's cuddly, and very interactive, but also very cool with having some personal space too. Go figure.
My DD was all about being held, worn and slept with. In fact, at 3 1/2 she still wants to be slept with. DS is like your little one. He likes the cuddles and goes right to sleep when I sling him, but he also sleeps very well on his own and quite likes his own space. For which I'm grateful!
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