Originally Posted by jenfl
Finally finally finally Sprout can fairly reliably get his hands in his mouth! He's a total hand-sucker -- we even saw him doing it at my 18 week ultrasound. But it wasn't until the last few days that he can get his hands to his mouth even when sitting up. It's made going to sleep MUCH easier. Put him in his crib, he sucks (well, slurps) on his hand for a while, and conks out.
He must be hitting some developmental stuff, because he went from a few, 30-minute naps a day to a solid schedule of 1-2 hour naps. Whew!
Jealous!! I am dying for her to find her hands reliably (she mostly can, but not when she's tired and needs to suck, which is when she needs it most!), and for those longer naps. We're still at a 45 minute nap after every hour or so of being awake. Grr.
Also, apparently hummus is bad news, unless you want a farty, uncomfortable, poop-filled baby. Gross morning!
Sorry about the bleb, that sounds so uncomfortable! My milk seems to be leveling out (finally) but DD does get occasionally really frustrated when she reaches that normal, slower milk supply. And then sometimes it starts to hurt - I think I am going to have sore nipples like 3 months after birth?!
I'm not doing so hot. Hoping the Zoloft kicks in quickly. Really having to rely on medications to help me sleep, too (and last night sleep ended up being almost a total, anxiety-filled loss). My hips hurt really badly. I am in between total brain fog/ overwhelm/ tearfulness/ inability to get anything done, driven positivity (usually when I have finally gotten at least 6 or so hours of sleep), and crippling anxiety about everything I need to do. Sigh. I start counseling this week but even that seems like more work than I can handle right now...
The baby, however, is very healthy and absolutely adorable. She has more happy cooing time each day, loves to hoot and talk to things like the kitty and this bird mobile a friend made, reaches for my face and some toys, tries to stick out her tongue when we do it, throws her arms wide when she sees DH do it, and gives us some BIG sweet smiles. She is so sweet and wonderful and growing so healthy and big. For which I am eternally grateful and lucky... but you know, it also makes me question myself... like, what would I do if I had a really difficult baby?
Every day I have a moment or more where I think I absolutely cannot cope with life and need to go to the hospital (not hurt myself, don't worry - just overwhelm). Then I try to stay patient and egg myself on or take an anti anxiety med or go for a walk and am able to stick with it. But I see more and more how vital these anti anxiety and anti depressant meds are to me... so I'm trying to feel less guilty about needing them.
It's hard, and I still think about formula a LOT. I just need more rest
but I can't seem to tune anything out...