Malcolm is great...when I'm holding him. He hardly lets anyone else hold him at all. This really bothers my husband.
He loves babies and wants to be able to cuddle with Malcolm, but feels like the baby doesn't "like" him. He understands that Malcolm is very little, heard my voice all the time in utero, feels most comfortable with me where he can smell the milk, etc, but it's still frustrating. For both of us actually, because I'd like a break once in a while, too, where I can eat with two hands! My mother in law was particularly irritating about it when she came to stay with us for a few days. She would try to turn away from me or scuttle off when I would move to take the (crying) baby back from her. :/ She either doesn't have a clue about reading baby hunger cues (rooting) or purposefully ignored them. Even when I'd say "The baby wants to nurse" she'd pretend not to hear me. Obviously, I did not let any of that nonsense fly. She also made comments about how much the baby nursed. "I don't remember Maddox nursing that much." Funny, I do and since I was the one doing the nursing, I'm probably in a better position to recall it accurately. When I reminded her that she saw Maddox when he was between 2-4 weeks and Malcolm was almost 7 weeks she said "Well, Malcolm came 4 weeks early, so they're basically the same age." It doesn't work that way... She also asked if the baby was actually getting milk when he nursed. Nope, and he's just making poop appear out of thin air... *Sigh* vent over.
Malcolm also hates having his diaper changed. Not sure why it is so upsetting. He had a bad rash (yeast) weeks ago, so I thought that was it, but the crying continues, even though it's been cleared up for quite a while now. He does go straight from content to screaming without much in between. He is instantly infuriated if he's put down 9 times out of 10. I'm hoping that gets better as he gets a little older. We'll see.Edited by PhilsBabyMama - 6/10/13 at 9:29pm