Hi :) this is my first time posting since the birth story, but Christopher is doing wonderfully. I would definitely classify him as an easy baby. We have no witching hour - unless you count the half hour between 6:30 and 7 when I don't listen to his "I'm tired mom, time for bed" cues and delay bedtime. But once I get out the miracle blanket and put him in it he relaxes and smiles at me. Then I give him one last feed, pop him into his bassinet, turn his sleep sheep on, give him the pacifier if he seems to want it (about 50% of the time) and leave the room. Then he'll sleep for about 4 hours until I go to bed and feed him again, then put him back in his bassinet until he wakes up a couple hours later when he comes in bed with me and nurses every couple hours until we get up at 7.
This is SO different from my first, who refused to be put down awake at all without screaming. We'd walk the room in circles, patting her, shushing her, bouncing on the exercise ball... every night, and after every feed it was HARD WORK to get her to sleep.
I don't know if it's just luck, the fact that I know more the second time around, boy vs girl, or the different dad. I just know that I'll take it :)
I'm healing pretty well from my c-section, but it's annoying to have to worry about the incision still. I've been on a few 5km walks in the past couple weeks, physically I feel great. Christopher doesn't seem inclined to sleep in the stroller, he just lies there alert and content. Which means when we get home he naps.
He's 7 weeks old this week. He's discovered his hands and tries to suck on them constantly. He's seems to really want to suck all the time. We gave him a pacifier at 6 weeks and he took to it right away, really loves it. I was ambivalent about giving him one, because it bothers me when toddlers have them, but he clearly wanted to suck all the time, and seemed to get really mad sometimes at the breast .. I think it was when milk came that he didn't want.
He's a BIG boy .. 16lbs and 25" last week when we measured him. He's in 6 month clothes already. His infant carseat only goes up to 26" but thankfully we have another one that a friend gave us that goes up to 29".
I got my first laugh yesterday while on the changing table. He was making a funny face with his lips all pursed up and I copied him and he let out a belly laugh. So adorable :)
He doesn't particularly like to be worn which is sad because my first LOVED it and I have quite the collection of carriers, but I'm hoping he'll like it more once he is older. He also seems to want me to put him down sometimes which is SO DIFFERENT from my first who NEVER wanted to be put down. I'll be holding him and he'll start fussing so I change position, or walk around or bounce or whatever... then I put him in his bouncy seat, or just lying on his back in his quilt and he starts smiling at me. DH tells me that his first daughter was like this as a baby too. It's funny because at 7 and 8 you can see the differences in the two girls... one is very cuddly and one only really cuddles when she is feeling sick or very tired.