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...to be able to put my baby down! Collen is almost 11 weeks and for the first 9 weeks or so, she would cry whenever I tried to put her down. Even when she was already asleep, she would wake up when I put her down.
Recently, though, she has discovered that she won't die when I put her down and she will sit contentedly in her bouncy seat for awhile. She also likes to lie in her bassinet and talk to the elephants on the mobile.
I can get so much done when she isn't attached to me somehow. Even when she was in the sling, I would get "touched out" by the end of the day. It's nice to have my arms completely free to do things. I didn't know what I was missing.
I don't know what changed, but thank you Colleen, for giving mommy a much needed break!
yay! Andrew has days where he wants to be held 24/7 and thsoe are the says when I go to my neighbors and ask them to hold him for a bit so I can get things done. I live in apts and my neighbor right next door is one of my best friends so she's always willing to spend some time with the little man. I love it! lol
Mom to Emmalea((7),AJ(3) & Andrew (June 10,2010)
Trust me, I was insanely jealous of all the mommies that would post about how their baby would nap in the swing, or sit and coo at their mobile, or chill in the pack and play.
In fact, so much of my time was spent trying to get her to stop crying that when she actually did stop crying, I realized that I had no idea what to do with her! I actually asked her ped what to do with a calm baby since I had done nothing but soothe her crying for the first nine weeks.
Oh man, that's like the new mommy gauntlet... once you've survived a rough first few weeks, nothing will phase you now!! When these babies start to teethe and some will be panicking about the crying and upset, you'll be like "man, that's nothing compared to the first few months I dealt with!"
I'm so glad to hear things are settling out. What a challenging time!!