we just seem to have mostly come out of the fussy phase. thankfully, since hubby is gone for 8 days. he took the 2 and 3 year old, and the little man and i are hashing out nights. i've got to read what Buko posted, but suspect i might already have an inkling. my son doesn't know he's not a part of me yet. at all. so what he wants, i better want or know, or else he gets very mad at me- trembling lip, big square-mouthed cry, and crocodile tears. at 9pm, he starts hollering b/c he's ready for me to take him to bed. he nurses most of the night, and i actually sleep really well and don't really feel like he wakes up til 6am. at 6am, he's tired of bed and wants me to take him out of bed. at 9pm, if i don't take him to bed and lie down w/ him, he's completely inconsolable. at 6am, it's the same thing but about his wanted to be OUT of bed. during naptimes, if i don't have him home and on me or in his bouncy chair, he lets me have it again. it's amazing he's already so set on what he wants, but when he doesn't know, we have the boob battle. my only solution is to nurse him. but often he's plenty full and then we get into a bad struggle of me trying to nurse him, him taking the nipple b/c he needs encouragement, but then him spitting up loads (like LOADS) of milk and then we do it again when out. at home, the bouncy chair works wonders, as does putting him near the woodstove where it's nice and warm and kids are playing.
he's really a good baby- he's not hard or needy. he is opinionated!
and we've been blessed that fussing is very limited. definitely not for extended periods except when i choose to stay in bed or do something other than console him. just had company (hubby gone and company and baby is 6 weeks tomorrow. ) and the major source of comments was 'you'd never know you had a newborn!' so he's pretty durn good! but i had a hard 4-5 week period. i don't remember what now, but remember it being very hard.... ah, hormones!!!
so, hopefully everyone else will be coming out of the fussy phase soon too!