Originally Posted by KimL
as the mom of one that was a high needs infant i HATED that question. I simply started answering them "well, all babies are good. if you mean is he easy? the answer is no. He doesn't sleep for 48 hours at a time. no one else can hold him, i've not pooped alone since he was born, he doesn't let me put him down, i've not showered alone since i had him and I am losing my mind". that usually shut them up and had them running.
Oh my goodness, our children must have been separated at birth! EVERYONE blamed it on the fact that I wore him all the time, co-slept, and nursed on demand (and man, was he ever demanding!). Now that little sister has come along, and I'm doing the exact same things, it's so funny that she'll be content watching the ceiling fan for five minutes so I can go to the bathroom alone, and she's actually starting to put herself on a napping schedule (at six months). My son still requires more time in the rocking chair - at least now he's old enough to say that he just needs to be rocked for awhile. And the funny thing was that I had been all prepared for another high-needs baby. After this experience, maybe we aren't done having children afterall!