Oh my goodness, the swing is turning out to be so wonderful for us. For the first couple of weeks Q was fine with laying down on the couch next to me or in her little side lying sleeper, but lately she has been waking up if we lay her down somewhere, since she wants to be held. However, she loves the swing and will even chill in there awake, just looking around. I feel so guilty when I put her in there, especially if she is awake, but she seems to like it. I think this is going to turn out to be a lifesaver next week with Brian back at work and out of town, because I don't know how I would get anything done. This will allow me a window of opportunity midday to do all the things I need to do, since in the morning and evenings I just have to hold her. I guess I should try to start baby wearing around the house.
Congrats on your two successes! That is wonderful! What type of sling? I would LOVE for this to happen!
I have been trying to for bottles (the pump) for our outings and it is a pain - and literally too. He has yet to take one. It would be far easier just to nurse him discreetly and go on with life.
NewMumJoy, same thing here but it is rare to have 10 mins - occasionally if DS is really into something, like the fan or a mirror. He doesn't like being put down unless he is really sleepy, like at night.
Sol, I've been able to nurse discreetly in the Moby wrap. I just put Q in using the cradle hold, and shift her down a bit so she can access my nipple and no one can even tell I'm nursing. We walked downtown and went out to eat and Q just hung out in the Moby nursing until she fell asleep. (Lily, it was a total parenting win moment for me too!)
My sister is going to make me a pouch using some really beautiful fabric I bought. I'm super excited to get it and start using it. When I carried my nieces, the pouch was my favorite way to carry them. However, twinny says that Q is too young yet to use it, and I guess technically she is supposed to be too young to use the Ergo too, but I see that you guys are having success with them. Q is just under 9 lbs now, and 3 weeks old, but she is doing really well with head control and holding herself up during tummy time. When do you think I could start using these?