My LO is 6 weeks is just now starting to have longer stretches of time between wake and sleep. But, he doesn't want to do anything but nurse or use my breast as a pacifier the whole time. It's like he's not tired enough to go to sleep but eventually he will if he keeps sucking and laying in my arms. I try to put him in the bouncy chair, swing, work in some tummy time and other ways of playing with him but he's not having any of that for more than a few minutes. I end up just sitting, nipple in his mouth, waiting for him to sleep.
Now, he may be cluster feeding...but my instinct says not really. He does that a little in the evening. He may just want to be close and nurtured...and that's fine and I don't want to rush him through this time but UGH! I feel like he's just kind of a grumpy baby at times... How are you keeping a happy baby awake? Any constructive help is appreciated! Thanks mamas!