Originally Posted by Serenyd
Give him to his daddy! Honestly I feel really guilty. I wanted him to be another year older before I had another baby but it didn't work out that way. He cries to nurse every time he sees the baby nursing, and sometimes he wants my attention and I can't give it to him.
My son is a year older than yours and he isn't having an easy time either. He asks to nurse really often, much more often than I can really handle, and usually when I'm changing or nursing the baby. I've been trying not to say "no" to nursing and instead say "yes, in a minute..." or "Yes, after you finish that apple or read that book..." but that's not working very well. He really wants to control the situation and he's driving me a bit nuts!
I think it will be much easier when I can nurse on the go. I can't get the baby to nurse in the sling yet, so I'm stuck sitting down much of the day, which isn't great for entertaining an active little boy (plus it's cold and rainy, so we're stuck inside). I'm also working on EC with the new LO, which requires a lot of attention and not keeping her all diapered up constantly.
I agree, it is SOOOO much easier when my husband is able to take our son out for a while. But, he needs to be able to work.
Has anyone had any luck with getting friends to come over with their kids to play? I'm a little worried about too many germs in the house now, but it would be better than going out and getting exposed to lots of people.