i love coming here. i always hear what i need. so sorry to do it again, but i just need some encouragement.
my son is 9 weeks old. he seem to be doing very well (not sure how much he weighs...haven't checked lately - was 11lbs4oz at 6wks). the thing is: i am surrounded by "scheduled" mommies. they all go by a book called babywise (i read it with tears...it sounds awful - schedule feeding/awake time/sleep time) anyway...i can't do that. i feel like i need to feed eli when he is hungry. but that is sometimes every hour and a half. for instance, he wakes up at 7am, eats, plays til 8:30, eats, sleeps til 10:30, eats, plays, etc(i hear "shouldn't he go 3 hours?")
so...my question is...should he go every 3 hours? am i messing up his metabolism? should i give him a pacifier?
then the sleep issue. he mostly sleeps w/ me. should i just put him down?
is it bad to nurse him to sleep?
thanks ladies...i feel alone except for here.