Re: Latching and strange sleep?
Oh, the human binki stage! A joyous time in a baby's life when even the most devoted mother will start wondering why she ever wanted kids, and thinking about ditching the baby with her partner while she hops a bus to anywhere else. It will pass, mama, I promise.
The other thing that will pass is that feeling of not having enough arms. Newborns have very poor head and body control, and they require you to support and position them. Sometimes well-placed pillows help (in public a diaper bag stuffed with an extra blanket or two can provide you with an ad hoc travel pillow), and if you find that you need to hold up your breast, a rolled-up washcloth tucked underneath your breast can sub for a hand. But what really helps is time- as your baby gains strength and coordination, your hands will get freed up. For example, I just nursed my toddler, and I was surfing on my iPad while she was literally standing bent over with her head upside down while she sucked. Someone here called it "gymnurstics" and if you nurse long enough, you'll get to experience it!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"