casmer, I think its normal. Babies absolutely know if mom is close by. My DH can lay on the couch and place baby on his chest and he instantly falls asleep. If I do the same thing, he starts rooting and grunting. He knows the boobs are nearby and wants access to them! This is why I bought a ring sling. I figure once I learn how to use it and nurse in it, it will allow me to get some things done around the house! Now at night, Deacon does sleep in his bassinet for a few hours at a time like your little one...but he would certainly prefer to be snuggled up next to me. During the day he likes to sleep in my arms, but he also will sometimes sleep in his chair.
Sarah, what essential oils did you order and how did you make your bug spray?
Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil.
Here's the recipe. (http://wellnessmama.com/2565/homemade-natural-bug-spray-recipes-that-work/)
How to Make Homemade Bug Spray:
- Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water
- Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
- Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using
- Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus… it works great and smells good too!
It worked very well! :)
I started putting Layla to sleep on her tummy. Last night she slept from about 11-5:30. I think it was probably a combo of tummy sleeping and being awake most of the evening. We were at a cookout and she stayed awake the whole time. She LOVED being around all the people. She was held by about 6 different people and loved every second. One guy was totally smitten with her. It was so cute. He danced around with her, and sung to her. So adorable! :) She didn't fuss once until she got hungry. And she was a great little ambassador for home birth and cloth diapers. There was a pregnant lady there and she noticed Layla's cute diaper and asked if it was cloth so we started talking about cloth diapers. Then a guy with an 8mo. old overheard and he was astonished! SO went and got a clean diaper (FuzziBunz) to show them. The guy called his wife over and was like, "Honey look at this!" It was really funny. An impromptu diaper party. lol :) Then a couple people asked where she was born, so I got to talk about homebirth too. Everyone was really positive and accepting, and these were "mainstream" people too. It's not like it was a group of attachment parenting friends or anything. They were people SO works with. It was awesome. :D And I usually hate being the center of attention...or even talking to strangers. lol