@Ivorytower2 Stop at 2. Lol I'm not even kidding.We are seriously drowning over here. And that's even with preschool AND I haven't gone back to work yet! I'm not confident we will all survive the next 18 years.
I'm not a big fan of the newborn stage either. In some ways I'm struggling more with it the second time around. I mean it was hard with my son too but I guess in a different way. Looking back he was an "easier" baby after the first few weeks and I didn't know to appreciate it! I'm feeling a little trapped...she hates the car seat and carrier so it's really hard to go anywhere. Even to go on a walk is tough because she cries in the car seat when it's on the stroller. I have several friends that had babies within a few weeks of me and they are always posting pictures on FB of their babies happily sitting in the car seat at restaurants, parties, church...I have to time my outings perfectly so that DD will fall asleep then I know I only have a certain window of time to hurry up and do something. I keep repeating this line from a John Mayer song in my head "It's just a phase, it's not forever" I'll just be happy when she's a little older and can be distracted and entertained by going places. Moral of the story? We are definitely "two and through" so DH wins this one. I thought I wanted three but no way! I am going to get Mirena until DH gets snipped this summer. I will get my tiny baby fix by borrowing someone else's newborn and then getting to leave it with the parents and go home! HahaP.S. speaking of Mirena...I have read that it is safe for breastfeeding and that in very few cases women have reported it affecting milk supply but that's not medically proven. Anyone have experience?
Anyone know the generally accepted guidelines for being outside with baby? It's no longer chilly here and I'd love to spend more time outside but I'm not sure how long we can be out when it's in the 80s.
Ivorytower2 said:At the the time I totally thought it was something I was doing wrong but now I realize it was 100% her personality. She was extremely pissed off as a baby, but now she's a very intelligent toddler.