So Aria used to be pretty sleepy and hard to wake for a good feed - and super easy to put down after she was back asleep. I have a little fisher price fold up cradle that we keep downstairs so I can set her down while I eat or something. Our sleeping arrangement is a crib sidecarred to the bed and I have set a snuggle nest inside the crib and it's just next to my pillow. This has worked well until now. I would nurse her sitting up or lying down and then move her once she was asleep so that I could sprawl out and sleep on my tummy.
So now Aria is having more distinct awake periods. She seems to cluster feed most of her awake times - or fuss or spit up. So she ends up having a boob in her mouth a lot of that time. Also, I've started trying to nurse sidelying more again. So again - a lot of boob time at night. She usually takes herself off the boob and then uses it as a pillow (SO cute!). But now all the sudden, if the boob comes out of her mouth she keeps trying to nurse in her sleep and then wakes up and gets mad. I also can't seem to move her into her snuggle nest once she is asleep in my bed or to set her down in the cradle without her waking and crying.
I am fine with totally cosleeping. Thankfully, our new king bed came on Friday and we have tons of room. I just can't sleep all that great with a tiny newborn up against me, I'm finding. I think I'd do better once she is a bit bigger. I'm just wondering if I've created a boob monster all the sudden. I was so excited that I finally had a child I could set down. My first daughter literally never ever took herself off the boob on her own and she would always wake when I took her off. I often used to just sit on the couch and let her stay on the boob while I watched tv, just so she would nap. I am so hoping to avoid that this time!