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.