heh. I've heard the car seat suggestion before. My first brother used to nap in his.. and pretty much only in the car seat. I guess he had some pretty bad reflux, so sitting up a bit was the only way he could sleep.
Our car seat is a pain to take in and out of the car, though, so we have one of those bouncy seat things. He doesn't like it too much, though. Right now he seems to prefer the floor to any kind of seat or swing.
Originally Posted by YouAreHere
You would be surprised.
Not sure what type of functions you're referencing, but my ex-husband, back when he was a full-time stay-at-home-dad, volunteered for the Obama campaign, he would take our daughters with him (admittedly, older than infant age, but more apt to whine about being booooorrrrrrrred!
). The other volunteers grew to LOVE having the girls around the office - they were a distraction from the day-to-day, and the attention the girls got from some of the other volunteers gave my ex a little extra time to focus on HIS work. Win-win.
It's worth a shot! Worst that can happen is that, no, it doesn't work out, so you're back at not going to functions. Nothing lost, but you'll know for sure.
Maybe I'm worrying about it too much. When our candidate was still actively campaigning and I was pregnant, there was at least one woman who'd bring her infant to meetings in a sling, but I guess I don't trust our bub to be quite as quiet around that many people. He gets upset if he sees someone looking at him if he's in the wrong mood. lol. Took him to a well-check last week, and his ped had a student in the office with him. He ended up hiding behind his clipboard to keep our little man from crying.
Originally Posted by CheshireCat
Bit late to this, and distracting from the baby-related chatter, but just wanted to add I SO
identify with this trigger. Constant phone beeps and pings and vibrations had me thinking that DH and his new girlfriend were constantly talking to each other ALL THE TIME and it drove me crazy for a few weeks. I'm just about getting a handle on it now I think, but it still pops up for me a fair amount. DH is pretty good about not answering when we're on dates, and at meals, but they always wish each other a goodnight by text, which when I'm less uncertain about it all I'm sure I'll find sweet.
We're in the process of trying to work out an agreement re: him messaging his new sweetie while we're on our two week honeymoon next month. Eep. We don't want it to become a source of argument or tension while we're gone, we're working out a system whereby when we're not actively involved in "doing" something, he may step away and catch up while I read a book or something. Don't want to put a timelimit on it or anything (nothing like a deadline to make something seem more important or desperate, eh?) so I shall trust my DH to just simply be polite and focus on us the rest of the time
One friend said I should make him sever all contact for the two weeks, but that just seems like cruel and unusual punishment to me! I'm sure we'll figure it out.
Anyway. I thought I'd offer another story to show you're not the only one in the throes of that! I hope the tips n tricks people have given you re: coping with the baby and involving your partner more are helping!
Aw, enjoy your honeymoon.
Some of this has definitely been helpful.
I think I need to call my insurance provider and see what is an is not covered in regards to counseling or therapy, at least for PPD. If I can see someone for that, maybe we can talk about some of the other stresses in my life and get some of that taken care of.