Today, 06:12 PM
:ita That sounds soooo familiar! That is exactly how my kids were at that age. They didn't subscribe to the "mom puts baby down in the crib for a nap" philosophy. As far as they were concerned, naps happened on mom or in motion, and the crib was nothing but a torture device. At 4 months, the only way I could get them to nap without me was to nurse them to sleep and then sneak them into a swing, which had to stay in motion for the duration of the nap. Any other approach was a waste of time.
My kids also nursed every 1-2 hours at least at that age, and my firstborn was definitely more of a 1-1.5 hour interval nurser. So my perspective on this is that it is 100% normal. I think the best thing I learned from my firstborn, that I used with my second child, was that "getting things done" was completely overrated. No-one ever died from a dirty floor, or eating too much take-out pizza. If I had it to do over again, I would do less and relax more. Read more novels. Tell my husband to scrub the toilets. Make more dinners consisting of frozen ravioli and a bagged salad.
Since you can't change the baby, how about trying to adjust the things you are trying to do? What I mean is, what tasks are you struggling to do? Cooking? Cleaning? Paying bills? If you can share what you need to do, we may be able to suggest ways for you to save yourself time and effort, so that you can spend more time nursing and napping with the baby.