DD is still what I would consider a pretty fussy baby. It's to the point where I hesitate to really go places with her. I think it's partly due to a short attention span. No matter what we do at home, whether it's playing on the floor, the bouncy seat, super seat, or play mat, she starts fussing within about 10 minutes (makes it hard to get anything done while she's awake!). She's typically okay in the grocery store, because she gets to ride in the cart and look around as we walk through.
But DH suggested going out to eat tonight. We've taken DD out to a restaurant twice since she was born. The first time was an absolute nightmare. She started crying and wouldn't stop so we scarfed down our food and left as soon as we could. The second time she did okay, but it was a busier buffet-type restaurant with more to watch and listen to.
It's just frustrating because it seems like even when we're interacting with her, she's not very happy. She doesn't smile as much as she used to, and she doesn't "talk" or make cute baby noises very often. It's more just whining and fussing. Anyone else's baby like this? I'm kind of worried. She'll be 5 months old tomorrow. I thought she'd be happier and more playful by now.