It's been such a long time since I've had time to post, but I've been reading along when I can.
I went back to work full time at the end of August and it seems like everything is a blur. I usually don't work Sundays and Mondays. Tuesday-Thursday DS goes to my inlaws in the early afternoon, DH picks him up in the evening, and then usually I get a chance to do a feeding and a bit of cuddle time before he goes to sleep. Fridays DS comes to work with me! My business partner also has a son, 5 weeks younger than DS. Fridays at the dance studio are always interesting now! Some of our older students baby-sit the two boys as a work study scholarship. Saturdays DH is usually home with DS unless he has to work, then I bring DS to the studio with me and a parent watches him for me. All of this is not so conducive to a regular schedule for DS, but we do what we can and one upside is he is very comfortable being with several different caregivers so that's nice.
I have total mommy brain. I have to write everything down or I'll forget. Of course I frequently forget where I've written things down. :)
DS is generally a great baby. He sleeps 6-8 hours straight at night. (Mamas who have to get up many times a night please don't hate me!) We had some very bad gas issues for awhile. I cut out dairy and he's been much better. I also try to eat very limited gluten (DH is GF) but sometimes I just NEED a piece of bread or some awesome store bought cookies. DS is a spit-up king. I'm trying to feed less, more frequently to see if that helps, but I think he may just be one of those babies. He's small, but continues to grow so I'm not really concerned. He has had some crazy diaper rash lately. I'm trying to do as much diaper free time as possible - or at least leave the cover off. I also ordered some weleda calendula cream. That comes on Wednesday so hopefully that will help. DS doesn't seem bothered by it, but his whole bottom is rashy.
My MIL only makes me crazy about every other day. I'm trying to be really good and appreciative of the free childcare, but some days I just can't help it. (No, my baby does not need water and no you may not give him lime water in the bottle if he has gas!)
So that's where we're at these days. This time a year ago we were just finding out I was pregnant. WOW!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful fall so far!