It seems like she hit 8 weeks, and she's a different baby now. Such a relief. I'm sleeping, I feel like I'm able to get more done, and she's sitting in her swing now for 10 minutes at a time. She's actually responsive to us, and we spend time playing and cuddling instead of her either being sleeping/nursing/fussing. It's so wonderful! Definitely not making any long term decisions yet. I figure anything before 6 months is totally temporary thoughts. After 6 months I'll start taking him more seriously, but I think it would be 5 years at least before we'd do anything permanent. I've never even been on BC before, so I'm not running out for one of us to alter our bodies yet.
With us, I found that the key for me is not falling asleep while she's nursing. I wait until she's done, and then she gets 2-3 minutes to cuddle, and then she has to go into the bassinet right away. If I doze, and so she gets the chance to nurse, cuddle, nurse a minute more, cuddle, doze, nurse, etc... then she won't let me put her down again.
remind me again...did you have trouble putting her down in the bassinet before? I'm just looking for a shred of hope that sometime in the next month or so, I'll might be able to put E down for a nap...
after a good nursing and rocking of course. He's glued to me or DH all day and night long.
MW- holy moly, what a chub-a-love! I cannot believe he's 4 months old in that pic! I agree with that it's non-sense that they want us to make birth control decisions at 6wpp. I can't believe Dylan is up and rocking
on his hands and knees already! Time flies!
Annie- yes, I have many times. Definitely give it in breastmilk, water or juice. I would just put a drop in and have baby sip up to 4 times in a day.
AFM- is it normal that E still sleeps most of the day? He has up to 2-3 alert periods during the day but within an hour or so, he's looking to nurse to sleep again. He's starting to coo at us a bit so he's aware....but really sleepy.Of course, I'm talking restless sleep----maybe that's why he's so eager to get to sleep???? He's 4 weeks old today!