I know this sounds like an odd question, for something so simple.
I have a bad back, so that is a separate issue, but we are working on it (getting orthotics, re-using the crocs I stopped using, standing on mats instead of hard surfaces, etc).
My dear son is 4 weeks old, and I still haven't really found the perfect way to sit with him, to chill and bond. Right now my nursing chair is the Ikea Poang, which reclines me back somewhat, and "bounces" a little. It is "okay" in terms of comfort for me, but I think we are going to break down and go get a glider from Babies R Us soon, for nursing.
After nursing, once I get up from that chair, which I am eager to do since it's not the most comfortable, I find myself carrying him around the house (normally in the froggy position against my chest), looking for somewhere to plop myself down that's comfy, but finding nothing. :( I really just want somewhere to sit comfortably, to look into his eyes, and talk to him, that doesn't put much strain on any part of my body.....and a position to hold him that also doesn't put much strain anywhere. We just replaced a couch, and I'm not a fan of the new couch either. I find myself wondering where most women sit, just to rock/hold their baby. Is it your glider? Or somewhere else? And do you hold the baby in the cradle position, cross cradle, against your chest, etc???
When my mother in law was here, she would just sit at the kitchen table with him, and hold him while eating.....and I marveled at how she had the arm strength and overall energy to do that! She was using a cradle hold, with baby's head in the nook of her elbow. No armrests. She would also sit on the floor and use her laptop, and just hold him like that while using her laptop with one hand. I can't hold him in a wooden chair for more than a few minutes before I'm too tired (back or arms) and need to put him down. Same with just sitting on the floor like that....I just start to figit, and the weight bothers me. Am I just weak? What do YOU do????
Edited by bobcat - 6/28/13 at 2:41pm