I agree whole-heartedly that car rides suck! I don't ever go anywhere. We live in a tiny little town in Texas that doesn't even have a grocery store, so there is almost literally nowhere that I can go that will be less than forty minutes round trip. Cormac can handle about 8 minutes in his seat before he starts crying then screaming then shaking/sweating/screaming. It's just horrible, so I can't handle it! My husband now does all the grocery shopping, and I only get out on the weekends. We all go together, and I sit in the back next to the baby. As soon as he gets upset, I just take him out and nurse him or hold him. He doesn't care for nursing while I'm sitting when we're at home, but sometimes he'll take it while we're on the move. I know it's terrible to take him out of his seat. We were serious sticklers to my daughter staying in her seat at all times when she was a baby. She absolutely hated her seat, and we basically just only took short trips and listened to her cry. I would sometimes lean over her seat and nurse her, but I decided it wasn't worth it after a while. This time, we live somewhere where short trips aren't possible, and our sanity just seems more important. None of us can handle hearing him cry. I'm just hoping he grows out of it soon! On the plus side, we are saving TONS of money with me never leaving the house :).
Oh and as a side note, Pogo, at home, I was laying down to feed him every time, too, but now I've gotten the hang of feeding him while I'm standing up- and he seems to like it better. I cradle him- he has his head resting on one arm and his feet resting on the other- and he nurses to sleep in my arms while I bounce him or listen to music. I've been able to feel like I get more done since I'm not always having to go to bed to nurse (and getting suuuper tired by laying down), and I also feel like I can now get him to sleep other places (like a friend's house) without needing any furniture. Anyway, that doesn't help with the car problems, but I thought it might help with just normal life :).
Aruss- I'm so sorry about having to give up breast-feeding! I'm glad you at least have a great formula to give him! We just started doing the Nourishing Traditions diet full time. I've made some recipes here and there, but we've still eaten out too much, so now we're going all in and trying to really change everything about our diet. My poor husband's health just really seems to have taken a turn for the worse after his return from his deployment. I'm hoping the change in diet will give his body the nourishment it needs.
So Cormac is starting to sit up more. Every kind of seat we have for him is now dangerous :). I would LOVE to just put him on the floor, but we have tile floors and I'm just terrified of him getting stepped on or hurting himself in some way. He rolls over and scoots on the bed, but his only motivation- his sole focus- is chewing on something. Our daughter was never very fixated on putting things in her mouth- she gave it up altogether around a year old, but this little boy doesn't care about anything else. He will move himself by whatever means possible until he has something in his mouth. Alternatively, if he has something in his mouth, he couldn't care less about moving around or sitting up! I've been so worried about whether he'll be able to learn to crawl and everything else if I never put him down on anything but the bed. Do y'all have any advice on that?? It seemed so easy when I had all carpet and one baby, but now that I have tile, and two dogs, and an unruly toddler I just really worry about putting him down. Even if I did have carpet, I worry about my daughter pushing him around ("helping" him roll, crawl, etc) if I'm not right there to watch. When she was a baby, I just let her play on the floor while I got stuff done, with this boy I just never get anything done. He hates to be put down in a seat (which he's outgrowing anyway), and he doesn't really love being worn. If I wear him in my wrap, he mostly just tries to throw himself out of it while grabbing everything in my hands, and my back eventually kills me. Anyway, maybe I'm just rambling here, but I was just curious what y'all think about getting stuff done with your babies at this stage.
Oh and just out of curiosity, how long are your little ones sleeping now? Cormac still takes several naps in a day. If someone naps with him, he'll sleep for a couple hours, but if he's by himself, he only sleeps for 10 minutes to an hour. He does that at least four or five times a day. He seems to sleep through the night, but I'm not sure if I'm just nursing him at night without realizing it. I'm wondering when he'll be taking "real naps"? I thought he'd be down to twice a day by now, but he has a knack for sleeping super lightly, so maybe that's all it is?