Hmm...do we think that as babies get a little older, their cries get more intense? And louder? Like wailing? Dillon's cries are so much more intense now! It's unnerving because I am just so worried that she's wailing because she is soo uncomfortable. Something is not agreeing with her. But, could it be that she is just building up her set of lungs and now her cries are just more intense as she gets older? I'm hoping that is the case. It's so very sad to hear her crying so hard. Poor baby.
Is it bad that every day seems like a year to me?? My gf Michelle promises that it gets better around 3 months, but I'm reading that babies' necks don't fully stiffen until 6 months! I'm pretty sure THAT'S when things will really start to get better. I don't know what would make 3 months any different than month 1? Well, except for the fact that I will probably start pumping my breastmilk soon so that might make a world of difference for me. And as we become better accustomed to being parents, I guess it might get easier as well.
And as an addition to the last entry...just tried to slip on a pair of my jeans. Newsflash! My ass is still large and so I do not fit into my jeans yet. Sigh...
Oh and swinging chair! Everyone says the swinging chair is a life saver! You will have to get one. That and a boppy chair that vibrates. What they don't tell you is at what age it will serve its usefulness. We tried to put Dillon in the swinging chair several times a few weeks ago. No good. I think at two weeks of age, she is still too young. In fact, I think for the first month of a baby's life at home, the best thing might just be being on either the mom or dad's body. It's where they are most comfortable. We just tried putting Dillon down in her swing chair today, fed and changed and she was pretty content to just sit and zone and then fell asleep (with the white noise machine on next to her). It might still be too early for her to really appreciate the swing chair, but we tried anyway. I'm thinking 2-3 months of age might be appropriate for these chairs because then the baby is more alert and able to focus more and appreciate the swinging, the vibrating and the moving mobiles above her head. Right now even, she's still just adjusting to the world, no? I don't know, but I sure am relieved she took to the swinging chair right now. Hehehe..