NAK - it never ends.
Had a couple of busy weeks and was not organized enough to post, so I was just reading along. We're still nursing non-stop and DS2 usually does not sleep for more than 30 minutes - on me not in bed. I always think it gets better when I manage to put him down for an hour or so, but after that we're back to the original pattern. Really not great, considering that I need to start writing again yesterday, and one-handed typing doesn't cut it for the volume at which I need to produce.
Anton is getting really big even though we still have a few 0-3 months outfits that still fit, but it really depends on the brand. Some brands run really small and others tend to be much more ture to size. We also have to buy clothes here; hardly any hand-me downs since my parent-friends either have much older kids or kids the same age. DS1's clothes are still around, but he was a spring baby and so we have lots of summer clothes and the fall and winter clothes are too big (6+ mos). So, DS2 needs at least some outer layers b/c it is getting cold rapidly; it's been below freezing at night for the last few days.
DS1 is also becoming really jealous of DS2, and single-parenting for part of the week doesn't help. He wants to be carried or on my lap constantly, asks for attention all the time, and starts doing attention-grabbing things when that doesn't work - throwing things, hitting us, jumping on us, using crayons on the floor, etc. Today, he hit DS2 repeatedly with a glove. He also resists most routine actions, and puts up a fight or tantrum whenever he needs a new diaper, eat, get dressed, go to daycare, come back home, go to bed, etc. He's talking, but he's sometimes hard to understand, esp. when we're not sure in which language he's talking, and he is very frustrated by our inability to understand him. I try to stay calm, but it is wearing me down, b/c with a non-stop attached baby I cannot actually interfere with his behaviors as much as I need to. I say 'no' too often, yell more than I like, and I sometimes need to get physical to get him changed or dressed or in the car - nothing serious, but still. I feel very inadequate as a parent, but as my counselor reminded me, it's all about being a good enough parent b/c more is impossible.