Joshua is high maintenance.
That was a joke. I’m totally kidding.
He is however, much fussier than I remember Lucas ever being at this age. I have been trying to put him to sleep for the last two hours…and finally, after a hot bath, he is asleep. Joshua will be up for two hours (sometimes three!) during the day. Is that normal for a newborn?? I remember Lucas sleeping 20-22 hours a day when he was this age.
He’s not cranky during these times, just awake. He seems to have trouble falling asleep though, specifically at night. I usually spend a good time between 9-11pm trying to get him to sleep. He will sleep in his swing, thankfully, and in bed with me. He is not a fan of the bassinet/crib yet. I’m in no hurry with that though.
It’s like, he wants to nurse but he gets too much milk and gets frustrated. He wants to suck but can’t keep the pacifier in his mouth. He gets frustrated. He wants to sleep, but can’t get comfortable and gets even more frustrated.
Lucas never had a pacifier this young. I am currently nursing Joshua every 1-2 hours. Sometimes more or less depending, which I remember is about what I did with Lucas. I remember Lucas nursing every two hours until he was like…. one. ha! But he didn’t have a pacifier till 3 months or so.
Oh well. This too shall pass.
1. Talk to me about swaddling. Oh, that wasn’t a question. How do you properly swaddle a newborn? I never did it with Lucas. Do arms go in or out? I always have him wrapped in a blanket, but it’s not technically a swaddle I don’t think, as I believe a swaddle is a much tighter wrap?
2. What is a good brand of pacifier for babies this small? Joshua loves the pacifier, but he can’t keep it in his mouth very well. I think I need a smaller one.
Okay, so I only have those specific questions. Joshua is soundly asleep in my arms. I’m going to very quietly and slowly put him on the bed and take a super fast shower and then hop in bed myself!