It really is so nice to read updates from all of you ladies. I have been wondering how everyone's babes have been doing. Sorry to hear about the breastfeeding challenges and the car seat screamers. I've been very lucky in those departments.
My son is the usual light napper during the day unless he is in my arms or at the breast. I, however, have been blessed by the grace of the universe for having a baby who sleeps pretty great at night. He either wakes up once or twice between 8pm-7am. And after his 7am nursing session, usually goes back to sleep until 8ish. Unless my older son wakes him up. He also will sleep in his co-sleeper which my older son NEVER did. I really can't believe it.
My back, neck, shoulders, and even collar bone-/sternum area are killing me from holding him. Whether in my arms or the carrier. I am going to have to start working on my upper body strength, so, I can continue to hold him without so much pain. It's ridiculous!!
He has also continued to be a giant baby, and is now just under 20 lbs at just 3 months. Again, ridiculous!
One thing that I find so much easier is coping with how hard a newborn/infant is. The constant holding, non-stop nursing, not being able to sleep on their own, and etc. etc. It's still rough, especially, with an older child. But so much easier emotionally and mentally. I'm not constantly wondering if it is just my baby and something I am not doing right. It is what it is. :)
And I do love the age we are now hitting. All the smiles, giggles, talking, and watching them really start to discover the world around him. Just awesome.
And he is such a smiler.