I am happy to have found this group!! I feel this may be a great spot for a wealth of information and experience!!! I am 29 and my DH is 32, we have 5 dc and are expecting #6 in June 2011. Our oldest DD will be 10, then we have 3 boys, 7, 5 and 3, and our youngest dd is a year old. I am getting very nervous about this one coming in the summer since all of the dc will be home from school (3 of them are in public school.) All of my other babies were born in fall/winter months, so this will definately be new to me! The other worry of course is off-season clothing. I will probably have to find all new baby clothing.......either at a consignment shop or whatnot, which is what I had to do for maternity clothes as well.
I can relate with your comments about unruly and unacceptable behavior. My oldest seems to cause the most issues with the name calling, which I HATE!!!
I would be interested in what other books/techniques you all have to reccommend!
Katie~Just wanted to say, I'm sure your baby is not missing anything yet ; ). My LO was a breast baby from the moment she was born until about 9 mos!!! It was really hard attending to my older dc as well as my household duties when it felt like I was nursing 24/7!!! Even when she would sleep, she would wake when I laid her down, so enjoy the fact that your lo likes the swing and can give your arms and your back a break for now lol! I feel like now that she's a year old, I'm still playing catch up with the house since of course that came last on the list! I went from having a "laundry day" in which I had a basket for the big boys, the adults, one for my dd and one for my 2 yo, so about 7 loads total a week (plus blankets of course.) To today I have an overload of 2 baskets downstairs of "whatever," extra soiled stuff, towels, blankets, etc, and all of their baskets and closets are overflowing!!!! My walls and fans haven't been cleaned in like 18 mos and my poor carpets are in desperate need of being deep cleaned!!! Man, this is getting long lol! Just wanted to say do what works for now, and if your lo seems content, then just "go with the flow" : )!!