Hey, Mamas!! I can't believe our DDC is closing. I JUST got around to visiting today - jeez. Thanks for starting this Blanca
First, I want to say that I have a really terrible time with usernames. I can't keep track/remember them all that well. So, if we see each other on the boards here and there say hi to me so I remember we shared a DDC. I'll do the same if I see a name I recognize.
DC2 is doing well. I'm a mildly stressed from time to time with how fast life is going. It seems like I close my eyes and another week goes by. I took a nice long baby moon where I basically nursed and watched TV for 2 months. It was awesome! But I don't think I did a good job of giving myself a transition period because I went straight into crazy summer activity mode. We went to Florida, then sailing camp for DC1, then the beach, then camping then home to deal with my mom's stroke. All of this with a maximum of 1.5 days between to catch up. Oy. I've manged to put the breaks on now and am catching up but then I'm bummed about summer being almost over and feeling like we're wasting August with boring things like laundry and school work (DC1 needs extra help in the summer/mild LD).
What's baby doing. Lots of what you all are describing. Rolling a bit, playing with toys, visibly bored from time to time, very interactive with people.
Sleep and feeding wise things are going well. DC2 is a good baby. We're still doing the swaddling thing, I wish I could get her to take a pacifer, feeding is going well though I wish I could limit the cluster feeding but some articles I've read make me think I need to just deal.
I am going back to school in late August - just for two 4.5 hour stretches. DC2 doesn't take a bottle though so I'm a little stressed about that.
DH is reading NurtureShock, which makes me really happy to see him taking the lead on some parenting stuff. I'm relieved that the book he picked reinforces my/our many philosophies.
I'm not really experiencing any insolation issues (I did with DC1) because I think I already made the transition to "parent life". Emotionally, things are much, much easier the second time around (for me). Of course it helps that there are 9 years between DC1 and DC2. I am having the pangs of an identitycrisis a little still, however. I've got a bug up my butt about getting my ears re-pierced in the cartilage. Still, that's mild compared to what I did with DC1. I don't know why my new mama drama manifests itself in such a physical way because I'm not a particularly image conscious person. :shrug
Looking forward to keeping in touch!