DS2 will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. He is a gorgeous little boy and I love him with all my heart.
He's also, like a lot of 8 week old babies, struggling with a windy tummy, random periods of crying, fighting day sleeps (catnaps for hours no matter what and gets totally cranky and exhausted), up through the night, screaming in the car, doesn't want to be put down much, doesn't like the pram and often will scream if it's anyone but me holding him. Will settle in the sling/wrap when out but often not at home.
I can deal with that, DS1 was the same and I know it passes. But I'm finding myself really missing the quality time with DS1.
Whenever I can get DS2 to actually go down for a nap (I love my swing) I give DS1 as much undivided attention as possible, I try to watch documentaries with him (which he loves) when I'm trying to feed DS2 or get him to sleep and he is very understanding about the baby needing me.
But I've gone from having so much time to play with him, bath him, take him places, put him to bed with stories every night to having to tell him to be quiet twenty times a day, watch while DH plays with him, takes him places, puts him to bed etc. If I brave the drive to get out with the family (think singing, twisting at an impossible angle to hold his hand and usually stopping once in a ten minute drive to resettle him) I end up with bub either in a sling or in my arms the whole time while he and DH do the fun stuff.
I think I'm just seeking reassurance that others have felt this way too about missing all those things with their older child and that it does get easier. Also any tips to help would be awesome!
(Apologies if this sounds like a whingy vent... am a wee bit tired!)