Hi all, thought I would give an update as I haven't posted in a while. DS is 5 weeks and is doing well (according to an AP philosophy). He's gaining weight well and is basically a velcro baby. He's been eating like crazy lately, so it can get exhausting at times. I accept this, though I really do need to be able to put him down for 5 minutes to do something once in a while, but it's hard when you get resistance from parents, others, etc. The typical "spoiling, he's manipulating you..." comments. He sleeps pretty well at night, about half in a co sleeper and half with us. And he naps great during the day if he's on us, but how do I take a nap if I'm wearing or holding him? I can nap on my back with him on my chest, but I don't sleep well in that position. He generally knows if I put him down and he wakes up from his sleep. Otherwise, he is just as cute as can be and I think I'm getting the first smiley moments from him, too. DH is doing pretty well, too. This is a second go around as a parent for him, so he's a bit older, but is pretty open to the AP approach which is very different than how things were done the first time. I got him to reread a part of the Sears book today, so I think he's less worried about Andrew's clinginess. I'll have to figure out how to post a picture, as I don't have any on a website. What's the best way to do it?
Overall, there are good days and bad days, but I'm hopeful that things will get easier esp. with the weather warming around here and the snow melting (finally!!). Hope you are all doing well, too!