So, my littler guy is a fussy baby. He's not colicky or anything like that. He's just, um, fussy. It's getting better, that's for sure, but don't put the kid in his car seat, or in the swing, or put him down! MY GOD! DON'T PUT HIM DOWN.
Did I mention that about two months ago, he cried so hard that he burst a blood vessel in his eye? That was on a very short trip in the car. I had to drive... I had to get home... Babies have to be in car seats!
I've tried wearing him in the Baby Bjorn and in the Moby Wrap. He vehemently objected to both. Vehemently. I've recently ordered another wrap to try (I had a coupon, making it ridiculously cheap). So, we'll get on that in the next few days.
Nathan was a much easier baby to soothe. Part of it, I'm sure, was his affinity for the pacifier. Daniel prefers nursing and being held. This would be great if I didn't have another child.
Also of note (probably only to me) is that this child was sleeping through the night at 4/5 weeks, consistently. I should say, he slept from about 10/11 pm to about 6 am. So, not the 12 hours that you'd like to see, but I thought it was awesome. Nathan, the angel baby, still doesn't sleep 12 hours... or even 10. On a good night, it's 8. Anyway, around 2 and a half months, just after he was released from the hospital, he started working on a tooth (which he's still working on). Since then, he's been waking up a couple times a night. It's gotten particularly bad since it gets daylight so early. Now, he'll go down between 9 and 10 pm, and then wake up around 3 and 5 and 6. I believe the latter two are daylight-related, but we still haven't done anything about that. Because we're dumb.
I just don't have the temperament to try CIO, especially with a high-needs baby, because it probably won't even work. Really though, it's not my thing. But, I am going to try to move him from the pack-n-play right by our bed, to the crib one the other end of our room - away from the window! We'll see if this has any impact.
Since I've got a zero success rate, I'm totally open to suggestions.