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To think that a newborn is a walk in the park compared to a 5mo?

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Bluemonkeyspots Mon 19-Aug-13 14:47:38

Or am I looking back a few months through rosé tinted specs?

Bring back the days where the only problem was worrying about collapsing through sheer exhaustion.

Now it's all sore gums, hair pulling, screaming because she can't roll over, screaming because she has now rolled over and is stuck, crying as she wants more than milk, crying if i try her with solids as she can't hold onto or swallow them, fighting sleep but being too heavy to rock to sleep, being too nosey to sleep when out in the pram, constantly pulling her blankets over her head then crying when she can't get them off again......... Aarrrgghhh!

It's a good thing she is so cute and has the best smile ever!

chocoluvva Mon 19-Aug-13 14:53:22

Not too much longer before she can sit up by herself - I think that's a particularly nice stage.

Bluemonkeyspots Mon 19-Aug-13 14:55:47

Hopefully that will keep the little demon darling amused a bit longer.

After fighting sleep for a hour she has just fallen asleep right as I need to go on the school run

LoopyLoopyLoopy Mon 19-Aug-13 14:57:40

hahaha just you wait...

jacks365 Mon 19-Aug-13 14:57:59

Aah but not long after they start sitting themselves they start crawling and walking and then life gets really tough. Newborn was a hard stage for me because of problems with bf but conversely weaning was easy.

cory Mon 19-Aug-13 14:58:59

vodka parties just round the corner, my dear..

<joins Loopy in evil cackle>

NachoAddict Mon 19-Aug-13 15:01:47

I love the newborn stage and think its easy peasy. Everyone usually thinks I am mad but to me it gets so much harder when they need entertaining.

I'm with you op.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 19-Aug-13 15:02:35

MWAHAHAHA <<hollow laugh>>
Ill swap you 5 months for 17 years! Teenagers are not a blast!

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Mon 19-Aug-13 15:05:32

Ha, I was thinking the same. Gone are the days when I could sit back with a cuppa and watch a bit of TV while DS was asleep in his Moses basket. He is now 19 weeks and constantly needs entertaining and will not sleep through the day.

He will however, still sit in his bouncer while I have a shower. We visited SIL over the weekend and her 11mo DS and he was like whirlwind - how on earth she manages to perform basic daily tasks with him continually running round pulling stuff apart!!

YouStayClassySanDiego Mon 19-Aug-13 15:07:38

Yes the best is yet to come, hahahaha! wink

Drinking alcohol -check
Coming in at 4 in the morning -check
Exam stress - check
Opening the fridge , inhaling the contents and still being hungry -check

jacks365 Mon 19-Aug-13 15:10:52

I have teens and a toddler and today the eyes are propped open with matchsticks but that is due to a teen sleepover ( wish they'd been at the vodka it might have knocked them out)

theoriginalandbestrookie Mon 19-Aug-13 15:15:31

I found 5mths way easier than newborn - main reason I was getting some sleep.

FirstStopCafe Mon 19-Aug-13 15:16:23

My son is 5 months and I find the opposite, but as a newborn I found bf hard, he hated going in his pram and would only nap on me. Now he is happy sitting in his chair and playing so I get some time to cook, clean, have a cup of tea etc

KellyElly Mon 19-Aug-13 15:17:22

Newborn was the hardest stage for me so far.

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Mon 19-Aug-13 15:17:46

Just wait til she crawls.


OddBoots Mon 19-Aug-13 15:22:38

It's like a game of top trumps with attributes like 'sleeplessness' 'tantrums' 'hunger' 'messiness' - if you add all the numbers together each age is about the same just in different ways.

wishingchair Mon 19-Aug-13 15:27:30

oddboots I love it!! That is so true!

cupcake78 Mon 19-Aug-13 15:28:51

My newborn is a hundred times easier than my bored, grumpy, disgustingly cheeky 5 year old hmm. Enjoy your baby while they are innocent!

Bluemonkeyspots Mon 19-Aug-13 15:28:57

I have got three older dc as well so have some idea of what's yet to come wink

I'm sure this stage hit me hard with all of them.

I should not mention this as I will lose all sympathy but she does go 12 hours during the night (lucky i know) but boy does she make up for it during the day. It's like juggling plates at the moment trying to keep her amused. My living room resembles some sort of baby Disneyland at the moment but the only thing that keeps her amused for more than 2 mins is giving her a baby spoon to wave about but she's now starred poking herself in the face with it Aarrrgghh!

nothingtoseeheremoveon Mon 19-Aug-13 15:29:27

I have two, aged 12 weeks. Reading the above with trepidation sad

Bloodsocks Mon 19-Aug-13 15:31:18


My 5 month old has decided sleep is for wusses this week. She's slept through since about 3 weeks so the earlier months were easier for me!

Now I think this week she's teething and has got a sudden bout of reflux that she hasn't had since she was tiny. So there's a lot of screaming and crying in my house atm!

jacks365 Mon 19-Aug-13 15:33:09

You have my sympathy there dd1 slept through the night quite early but wouldn't nap during the day and wouldn't let me put her down, best thing I ever got was a carrier and dd4 who is the toddler lived in her sling at 5 months.

Pascha Mon 19-Aug-13 15:33:43

I hated newborn both times. Much better when they aren't screaming at the slightest thing anymore, actually sleep for longer than 10 minutes and can be put down. Thank fuck we never have to do that again!

maja00 Mon 19-Aug-13 15:38:14

Newborn was the easiest bit for me! Fairly easy up til 18 months and then gets harder.

MisselthwaiteManor Mon 19-Aug-13 15:38:44

I'll swap you her for my newborn (well not so new anymore, 9 weeks) who spends all night screaming unless I walk her outside in the sling. All night. And all day trying to cover everything in sight in vomit and poo. I'm starting to think sleep isn't even a real thing, is it? did I imagine it?

<chucks baby into the thread and runs away>

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