My baby boy (9/18) is doing well! He's been fussy from the start but at least he's not screaming for hours on end anymore. He's actually quite cheerful most of the time as long as we keep him entertained and in arms and catch his tiredness signs quickly enough. He recently started shrieking about everything (excitement, hunger, joy, boredom, frustration), which is adorable, but kinda painful. He also JUST started blowing raspberries a lot. Yesterday he woke me up at 5 am doing that for like fifteen minutes until I finally gave in and got up and took him into the kitchen and started cooking breakfast, at which point he fell back asleep.
Speaking of sleep, he'll only do it on me or DH for the most part, which hasn't become an issue yet. I think I'll probably start working through The No-Cry Sleep Solution at 9 mos or so. I have no idea how many times he's waking at night anymore, and I feel pretty well-rested most mornings, but I am looking forward to him sleeping on the bed next to me instead of sprawled across my torso someday.
He's not rolling over, really (okay, he rolled front to back one time, weeks ago), but he can sit up unsupported for like 10 seconds before falling forward on his hands and whining to be propped back up.
Let's see, what else? He's exclusively nursing and loves to nurse. It's hard to know what to tell the ped when she asks how often he's nursing because sometimes it's several times an hour and sometimes he'll go 2 hours or so...and I don't really keep track or think about it unless I'm around people I don't know that well.
We're doing EC part time, and he poops almost every morning shortly after awakening. He almost never poops in a diaper - our sprayer is not getting much use.
He was 6 lbs 8 oz at birth, and last time I weighed him (a couple weeks ago) he was 14 lbs, so he's not huge, but following his curve on the WHO charts.
He had really mucusy poo for the first couple months, but now I'm off dairy and it's gone, so I'm happy it's gone, but sad it was dairy, because I love dairy.
He loves us to sing to him. His favorite songs are "If You're Happy and You Know It," "Do Re Mi," "Beautiful Boy," and "Hit Me Baby One More Time." His face lights up when we start singing. Sometimes it is the only thing that will calm him, especially during diaper changes and car rides. He hates the car and doesn't fall asleep in it.
He smells so good and is so beautiful sometimes I just stare and sniff for an entire two-hour nap. Sometimes when he's nursing to sleep he reaches up and strokes my face lovingly and puts his fingers up my nose. It's adorable. I am overwhelmed by my love for him.
Every day, in every way, it's getting better and better.