settling in

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crazy j's picture
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settling in

Things are finally settling in at home and we're in a good place. The evening fussies are pretty much gone, she's gotten pretty quick at nursing, and has developed a wonderful temperment. She only gets riled up when she's really hungry or when she's overtired. For the most part though, her awake times are filled with big gummy grins. She still needs a lot of human contact for her to sleep well, but she's my last baby, so I'm just enjoying the cuddle time knowing that we can work on it as she gets a little older. She wakes up a lot to eat at night, but, for some reason, I seem to be able to function fine from the sleep I'm getting. All in all, I'm really enjoying her right now.

Now, before the mom's with the fussy babies try to reach into the computer to slap me, know that I know how you feel. DS was a difficult baby and I had PPD, so I didn't cope well. He cried a lot, I cried a lot, and I stressed about everything. It was a very tough year, but we made it out alive and I have an incredible bond with my boy. I promise it will get better over time and you will be a better mom for it.

tori729's picture
Joined: 07/23/07
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Yay! Judah is getting better at nursing too- I find that when the milk is there, he's down to about 15-20 minutes! But with that comes tugging and general grumpiness if the milk isn't coming fast enough. He just *seems* so much bigger now though, more alert and aware, etc. AND I think he has a DIMPLE!! DH's mom has dimples and his sister who he most resembles has one. It's THE cutest thing!!!!
Glad you can still function even though she wakes a lot! I think sometimes our bodies just get used to it.
I think it's great that she is getting easier, we are now past that 6 week mark and it makes *such* a difference.
I think when they start interacting more but aren't crawling yet, (for me that's like two months lol) is such a GREAT age!

crazy j's picture
Joined: 10/08/07
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"tori729" wrote:

I think when they start interacting more but aren't crawling yet, (for me that's like two months lol) is such a GREAT age!

Oh Dear God, do you have super early crawlers?? I'm SOOO not ready to have a mobile baby. For me, the perfect time is sitting up, but not mobile, lol. DS actually pulled up and cruised before he crawled, so it was really limited mobility that we could control, lol. That was the easiest month of his life to this date! hahahahaha.

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Joined: 04/19/11
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Ha, I won't slap you. This actually gives me hope! I'm glad that Emma is all smiles now. You too Vicki.

It stinks that babies get over their fussiness around the 2-3 month mark, since that's when my maternity leave ends.

Have you ladies gone out to eat with your LO's yet? Really want to try this soon.