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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!

LimitedEditionLady Tue 20-Aug-13 17:16:27

New born was only hard for the lack of sleep,was still getting up every few hours at five months though.I loved looking after baby all the way tjrough,loved the new stages as i found it amazing how one day they wake up and do something new.i do find argumentative toddler a bit testing however....breathe.

jeanmiguelfangio Tue 20-Aug-13 15:28:55

I prefer my 5 month old to my newborn!! I actually get sleep which is a bonus, makes it so much easier to deal with!! She has always wanted attention constantly, but now she can entertain herself for a bit with toys, and she can sit on her own and look at me with gummy smiles.
But when she is asleep, my lord that baby is beautiful. Cute little hands and little face. Can't beat it!

Bogeyface Tue 20-Aug-13 15:10:54

A sneeze is to Mt Vesuvius as a toddler is to a teenager grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 14:45:43

Toddlers Shmoddlers! grin
Teenagers. There is nothing to compare!

50shadesofmeh Tue 20-Aug-13 14:39:50

Hahar wait till they are toddlers

bigbuttons Tue 20-Aug-13 14:15:57

bogeyface I'll raise you to octuplets whilst having both arms tied behind my backwink

Bogeyface Tue 20-Aug-13 00:25:18

YY to the teens! I would swap one teenager for sextuplet newborns on my own whilst running my own alligator dentistry business.

Monty27 Mon 19-Aug-13 22:37:25

Parenting is hard work, different levels :D Try and enjoy the good bits.

When I look back with rose tinted glasses, the most enjoyable bits were when they starting to talk and starting school. So funny and enjoyable. smile

skint dm of young adults

YoniBottsBumgina Mon 19-Aug-13 22:23:04

grin arethey.

My almost 5 year old is in a state of near-constant giddy excitement currently, which gives way about once every two hours to whining, petty sniping, over-emotionalness and RAGE. We are moving house (actually, country) in ten days. I get that he's struggling to process this. But by god, I wish DP was coming over earlier than 3 days before to help me deal with him!

bigbuttons Mon 19-Aug-13 22:21:35

Young kids and babies are very easy compared to teens, honestly.

FreeWee Mon 19-Aug-13 22:17:10

Oooh YABU! My newborn was a nightmare! Wouldn't sleep till 6/7/8am (been awake since 6pm), wouldn't nap during the day except on me, screamed if I put her down, would only settle when bounced, nibbled my nipples for weeks in the early days. My 6 month old is a joy! She's easy going, can be left long enough for me to make lunch (didn't have lunch at lunchtime till about 7 weeks) and interacts with smiles and chuckles. Yet my house is a tip with toys but now she entertains herself rather than me having to do everything. Yes she has clingy days weeks but then she chills out and gets on with it. She's such good fun now!

thebody Mon 19-Aug-13 22:13:43

ClassieSandiago!! please give me my teen girls back!!! not!!!

oh to share am NOT watching cd with dh and dss. ( old enough) The expendables.. what the fuck happened to Winnie The Poo??

AmandaCooper Mon 19-Aug-13 22:11:57

Omg looking after my 5 month old is an absolute piece of piss compared to when he was a newborn.

arethereanyleftatall Mon 19-Aug-13 22:08:29


PastaBeeandCheese Mon 19-Aug-13 22:03:14

No you may not arethereanyleft I thought exactly the same thing as I had to walk across the kitchen with DD clutching my leg. I used to think that only happened on tv.

arethereanyleftatall Mon 19-Aug-13 21:45:25

Oh, can I retract that? Feel bad now but pissed.. Love you darling girl.

arethereanyleftatall Mon 19-Aug-13 21:42:19

Newborn, 1, 2 and 3 all easy peasy. 4.5 yr old? Ahhhh, leave me alone for one arsing second please. Please.

Bluemonkeyspots Mon 19-Aug-13 20:39:14

Well she is in bed now recharging the demon batteries for tomorrow wink

Funny how no matter how much you think you love them during the day you always love them that tiny bit more when their sound asleep with their chubby wee fists clinging onto their blankets.

Now I just need to get the older three to settle and I can collapse with a glass of wine.

PastaBeeandCheese Mon 19-Aug-13 20:34:57

Ha ha. My friends and I are always shaking our heads at out 21 month olds and asking 'what was hard about a newborn again'?

Doinmummy Mon 19-Aug-13 20:21:24

I'd swap my 15 year old for a whole room full of newborns.

CuriosityCola Mon 19-Aug-13 20:15:50

I have a newborn and a toddler. I wish I could go back and have a word with my pfb self. He was actually really easy and extremely portable. My newborn is a terrible feeder, but still pretty easy considering. It's the constant entertaining that becomes exhausting.

I miss naps snuggled with my pfb.

Thesimplethings Mon 19-Aug-13 20:14:02

Yanbu newborns are easier than every other age group. Mine are 3 and 2, I miss the fact that newborns don't talk or move grin

According to many, it only gets harder!

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 19-Aug-13 20:12:13

Mine are 18 and 15. Pours more wine. Hoping it will get easier in september when DS goes to uni. Hmmm!

VulvaVoom Mon 19-Aug-13 20:11:23

I could have started this thread about my 10 month old. She's just started crawling and unless you watch her literally every second, she's either
a) eating dead bugs and crap off the floor blush
b) getting annoyed and crying if she can't have the remote controls, my phone, car keys, necklace etc even though she has tonnes of toys to play with!
c) following me to the toilet and sitting outside the door, so I can't get out
d) smiling at my constant barrage of 'No, don't touch that' and shaking her head in a no motion - but then grabbing said ornament/photo and lobbing it anyway.
BUT - and it's a big one, her beautiful cherubic face, wide toothy smile and lovely singsong chuckle make it all so worth while and fun when I'm not totally knackered

Xmasbaby11 Mon 19-Aug-13 20:10:39

My DD was the same at 5mo, slept 12 hours at night but super lively during the day and wanted stimulation. I enjoyed it but had to plan lots of 'activties'. Unfortunately I have to say it got much harder a few months later when she was on the move - even more lively, never stayed still.

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