1. She's tired - her 'window of being awake' is very VERY short at her age and she's showing you that she needs to rest and dial down. This period of awakeness will extend more as she gets older.
Originally Posted by Mopey
2. At her age she is too young for books or the other things you mention - what she needs most is physical touch/being held/motion to sooth her vestibular system.
I would google '4th trimester' and have that reassure you . Once she's 3ish months old things will REALLY change and she'll get interested in more than just boob/hold me/sleep/move around. No need to rush it. The physical touch right now is the most important for her cognitive/emotional development.
ETA: 3. Get a good baby carrier and wear her a good portion of the day - this counts as tummy time if she's upright against your chest, it prevents flat head, it will make her VERY happy b.c she'll hear your heartbeat and smell that 'mommy smell' (or 'daddy smell' if he's wearing her) and you will get a lot more done.
Last edited by Katigre; 04-17-2012 at 03:05 PM.
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