Well, I've been reading and not posting b/c it's one thing to nak and another to nak x 2.
First off, just want to send big hugs your way, Kara. I have been thinking of you even though I haven't been able to post.
June is now 1 month old and doing well. I FINALLY found a Chiro that does CST and wonderful bodywork and took June in to see her yesterday. It was AMAZING the difference in this baby. I could FEEL how much more relaxed she was just holding her after the appt. I just wish this chiro were closer----ugh, she is 45 minutes away, and the car ride with DD1 yesterday was no fun.
Anyone else struggling with DC1 since DC2 came along??? Yesterday was the first time DD1 HIT DD2! And, she was so NOT herself. Hitting, kicking, throwing and lots of screaming. I have been REALLY making sure she is rested, and she could still be overtired, but I think this is something more. I also have been REALLY trying to make sure she has my attention as much as possible, but I am getting WAYY burned out....I just don't know how to handle it....what in the world do you do when they hit you and the baby????
This mama---I am feeling your pain on the in-arms baby. June would be perfectly happy and content ALL THE TIME if I could hold her all day, but with having 2, it's just not possible. Thank goodness she will accept being put down SOMETIMES. I have found that swaddling with the Miracle Blanket in the carseat helps TREMENDOUSLY, also helps her get in longer naps (that or sleeping on her tummy). The last couple of days, I have been putting dd2 down for naps in the bedroom with the bathroom fan on, so she isn't awakened by dd1's playing, etc, and that has helped her get in longer naps. But, there are still some days that she just won't sleep that long no matter what I do. Just when I think I am the smartest mom ever, I figure out it wasn't me at all, just good ol blind luck!
Other than all that, things are well. June is a happy, healthy baby. Weighing in at 10 lbs 14 oz yesterday. Her bubble palate is not causing her any trouble at all (besides a little gassiness here and there), and the CST should really help with any palate issues, also.