Well, I'm glad to hear that things are going well for lots of mamas...but I have to say that it makes me wonder what I'm doing wrong reading the posts!!! My DD is 12 weeks, and I have yet to cook a meal, grocery shop, etc. OK, I make oatmeal for breakfast and heat something easy for lunch...that doesn't count. This is our first baby, so that may be part of it...sounds like the other mamas who have posted have other kids too. (which I can't even imagine!!) DD eats every 2-3 hours, and often feeding last 45 min-an hour. She's not a fan of sleeping, so letting her drift to sleep comfort sucking is one of the best ways to get her to sleep. That's part of why feeding takes so long- I keep hoping she'll fall asleep! Thankfully she's sleeping better at night, but usually eating every 3-4 hours then too...I'm usually getting 2 or less hours sleep in between feeds. I'm trying to focus on being thankful of having a healthy baby, and remind myself that this phase will pass! Also, she's finally tolerating being set down for short periods- but that usually only gets me 10-15 min...time to pee and get something to eat- that's about it! I've been reading Dr Sears Fussy Baby book, and it's only slightly helpful...basically says that some babies are high-need and you just have to respond to their needs accordingly. If anyone else experienced an extended time w/ their 1st baby of getting nothing accomplished I'd love to hear about how/when life got back to a new normal!