Choccie - Axle is so gorgeous, and I love his little growsuit ^.^ Bit of a bugger about the fussiness. Hopefully he's feeling better now. I find that a day or so of fussiness and usually they're back to their perky selves so hope he's just like my boys that way
ToniS - Wonder weeks are weeks where our bubs have mental leaps. Similar to growth spurts, but for mental abilities rather than growth. They generally cause fussiness, sleeplessness and general topsy-turveyness! They can be really frustrating if you don't know what's going on because it might seem like you have a really fussy baby when really it's just that they're able to do things that they weren't before.
The app that I have tells you when they're due and what changes they will make in your bub. So far it's been spot on every time for Flynn. The reason they can predict them so closely is because it's tied to physiological growth. So for example we know that at approximately 8 weeks gestation is when the heart develops in a baby. Mental leaps are very similar in that way. They know roughly when different things will occur and what they'll be able to do once they have because most babies have leaps around the same time and exhibit similar abilities after the leaps.
The leap that Flynn is in now is supposed to give him the ability to move more smoothly and start being more 'musical' or active with his voice and that's certainly happened this week. He makes all sorts of sing-song goo and gaa noises now.
Nila - I'm much the same. DH is home full time and it's taken me a bit to accept that he can take care of Flynn just as well as I can. He didn't have to do that much with DS1 because he was on night shift so I did everything. On the chiro note, I think I might have to take Flynn to see one because he seems to be favouring one side too. How much did it cost you, if you don't mind me asking?
maybee baybee - It's great to hear that Ava is feeding ok even if you do have to wake her up. Flynn was a pest when he was a freshie, I had to wake him up to feed him and constantly wake him up WHILE he fed because he'd fall right back asleep again the second he'd sucked a few times *chuckle*. Hydrogel breast disks are MAGIC! I was given some in the hospital, I think the ones I got were called Mother's Mates. Anyway, they were reusable and I used them for the first week or so. Absolute bliss, I'd recommend them to any BFing mum.
AFM I still haven't managed to work out which feeds Flynn is just comfort sucking for. I *think* it's the 1am feed because I've fed him by 12 and normally even in the day he'll go at least 2 hours before he feeds again. Everyone else says he should be able to go 3-4 hours now but I've seen no evidence of that. He likes his food too much!
But I really need to start convincing him that comfort sucking isn't needed to get back to sleep. It's hard though, generally I don't actually wake up completely for the night feeds so I think in my sleep fog I'm just putting him into bed with me to have a cuddle and without thinking I give him a boob to suck on. I'm sure not helping myself .