oh, I so love this thread. This being my fifth I have done quite a few of the Ben, has only had a bath about once a week, I say its because he hates it except for the washing his hair part-for some reason he loves that. I have used the car seat for going into some errands, even though it is a pain, because of the cold weather, and because I'm not very good with the sling, you would think I would have gotten the hang of it by now, but I still have trouble nursing in one, I'm hoping someone in our local baby wearing group can help me, but I haven't had a chance to meet up with one yet.
I have to confess I used disposables the first two weeks he was home, because he was to little for my cloth diapers-he had to wear the preemie ones. I really feel bad about it, but at the same time, it made it easier to get through those first days at home, since my DH went straight back to work.
I have only trimmed his nails twice, the rest of the time, I either bite them, or pull the hanging off bits off.--in truth this is in part due to the fact that my DH and I have misplaced the baby nail clippers again.
I have also handed him off to DH when I know he needs a diaper change, because I do 90% of the diaper changes.
I have given him a pacifier, I don't know why I feel so guilty about this, but I do, he likes it when he has the hiccups and it seems to help him get rid of them.
I let him sleep propped on the boppy, while I am on the computer beside him.
the worst though, was the fact that at almost two weeks of age, he fell. he was on the Boppy on my lap, and had just finished nursing, and my toddler was coming to me, to get help with trying on her halloween costume, and I leaned forward to help her, and ben rolled off my lap and hit the floor. I felt like the worst mom ever. I called the doc. and we took him up to the hospita, where they even did a cat scan everything was fine, but I still feel so guilty, if he had been in the sling he wouldn't have fallen.