I'm so sorry, gardenmommy! I do know how you feel about the screaming. Maya is also incredibly difficult to get to sleep. Last night I told DH that she's lucky we don't have a crib, because if she's going to scream for an hour anyway, I might put her in it and walk away. (I wouldn't really do it - we have a pack-n-play I could set up any time I felt like it. Saying it lets me blow of steam, though!) She cries for 45 minutes to an hour almost every single night before falling asleep. She does it at naps, too!
I am lucky in that her nights have always been pretty good once she finally fell asleep. Right now I'm up at 3:39 and have been up since 2:15, and that's been going on for a couple weeks. (I started this post in the middle of the night, but I went to bed the second she fell back asleep, so now I'm finishing it at a reasonable hour.
)She's done that off and on since birth, but mostly she's a good sleeper.
Maya just turned 7 months on the 21st. She's around 19 pounds and 27 inches. She finally just started babbling a few days ago, but she's been crawling properly for a couple weeks now, but she's been doing a combination army crawl, scoot, cross-crawl thing since before 6 months. She pulls up on everything and falls a LOT. DD1 never fell this much. I'll be glad if we can just get this baby to her first birthday without a concussion. It's amazing how she can hit her head nearly every time she falls. She really enjoys drinking water out of a regular glass, but she also likes sippy cups. Solids...meh. lol She wants to be given some, and she does eat a little
, but mostly she'd rather eat leaves in the front yard than sweet potatoes at the dinner table. I don't get it - she shoves leaves and grass in like it's going out of style, but at dinner she usually only eats a little. <shrug>
The baby pics are adorable, ladies!!!
October, I used to think the same thing about having two (or more) kids. My dd1 nursed all night long, too. I don't know what made me change my mind - I guess dd1 getting older and being a little more independent. It's been really hard for me, but I did luck out in that dd2 sleeps better than a lot of babies. She fusses more, though, so I guess it's 6 of one and half dozen of the other. Anyway, I have found that it's really hard, and I'm envious of those who say it's no big deal at all. We make it all right, though.