With all the 6-week ladies talking about getting over a fussy period, once again, I'm plugging The Wonder Weeks! Week 5 is the first big developmental leap/fussy phase! Next one is 8 weeks. So just throwing it out there-- I think I am going to try and wait it out before I eliminate anything from my diet, etc. But JMO!
BFing is going better here... Not fabulous (well, maybe fabulous about 30% of the time), but okay. I went to Passover yesterday at my grandmother's house (our first non-doctor outing) and my grandmother was on much better behavior, I think thanks to my aunt and mom. Honestly, she's just an anxious person, and though she's a hippie at heart in some ways and super willing to learn new things, we are doing a lot differently as parents... and she IS pushing 90 years old. Anyway. Baby L was a big hit.
Speaking of which, she was up to 7 lbs 12 oz at 24 days, up from 6 lbs 6 oz at birth! So we were pretty happy. Her NB clothes fit well, and she can wear some 0-3 without being TOTALLY swallowed up. Definitely still in NB (cloth) diapers, but some on larger settings. I can't believe she'll actually be outgrowing things soon!
DH and I are working hard on balance, as I reopened my online stores on Monday and he started work the Monday before last. He has a deadline on April 15, so he has decided to go into work 3 full days per week until then (in general, he'll only be in the office 2-3 days per week, and only maybe 4-6 hours on those days), which kinda sucks, but is probably best. At least he is productive there, and we are working on being productive at home. He is having the Working Mother's Crisis, I think-- the other night, I chose not to wake him for diaper changes (he does all of them if he's home), so he could get more sleep. He appreciated it, but also felt guilty. He texted that he felt terrible not contributing to the care of his child.
And when he's home, he doesn't get loads of work done, because even though he could put her in the Moby (which we both love!), he honestly prefers to sit and hold her and watch her sleep. Which is adorable, but, let's face it-- impractical.
Our new mantra is that we have to try new things every day. Just dive in and give everything a shot until we find something that sticks, whether it's a new way to soothe, practicing NIP, figuring out when to EC her, how to work from home, when to shower, when to leave the bedroom in the morning, etc. This is SO not how I generally do things-- I like to research a thing to death and decide on a course of action before I actually try anything new. But such is parenting, I think! It keeps coming at you without ever really giving you a break, so no procrastinating and talking about how "I should really think about trying X"-- just got to dive in! It's going pretty well, considering.