I saw this post this morning but couldn't post...
DD is upstairs with DH for the moment but I hear her starting to cry, so I wonder if I will be able to have 10 minutes to myself.
I still haven't showered today and I didn't really get dressed, but I did manage to start some laundry (not finish it, but...), run the dishwasher AND (drumroll please) I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
I put DD in her swing thingy
: while I mixed and baked and she started crying *just* as the last of 3 sheets was done in the oven. It's amazing how much I have learned to smash into a 30-40 minute time frame.
Still trying out the sling with chores. My back really starts bothering me after a few minutes, so I'm not sure how that's going to work.
Does anyone else feel like their DH relies too much on the boobies to fix everything? I just fed DD right before I jumped on the puter (both sides for about 30 minutes) and not 5 minutes later when she started to fuss, he said "I think she's hungry".
I told him to get up and walk around with her and she stopped crying right away. I realize he gets worn out just like I do but I feel like he needs to learn how to soothe her like I do all day (SAHM).
How nice would it be if the baby only wanted a boob when she was crying? As it is, I have my "bag of tricks" that I empty out everytime she's upset.
Is she fed?
Clothes not pinching?
Patting back for possible gas bubble?
A lot of times she just wants to be moved rhythmically while being held(walking around or etc). We even contemplated the bouncy seat thing (so DH and I can eat dinner at the same time- the swing only works once a day if I'm lucky), but we figure she'll hate it because she really wants to be held.
Gotta go. Baby crying.