i feel like i need to defend goldie. i think i might have given you all the wrong impression: that i have a difficult baby. she is actually QUITE the opposite, and i've told jake a few times now that if all of our babies are like goldie, i will gladly pop them out.
she never was a bad sleeper. when i said she wouldn't sleep anywhere else besides her car seat, i guess i automatically thought that because i had never TRIED anywhere else. i mean really tried, ya know? our first night home from the hospital was a bit of a long one, but that's normal. she slept great in her car seat. when she falls asleep downstairs, i occasionally just stick her in her little bouncer seat and she sleeps there just fine. most recently, as you all know, i've started having her sleep in her pack and play. she has been an all-star and adapted very well to sleeping flat on her back. last night her longest stretch of sleep was 4 hours with zero interruptions. i was very thankful. i do swaddle her, but she breaks out every time, freeing her crazy arms. i think she actually sleeps better this way. who would've thought?
anyway, after reading through my post and reading all of your lovely and helpful comments (which i really have appreciated), it hit me like a ton of bricks that i might have given the wrong impression about sweetie pie, and she can't even defend herself.
so let it be known that i don't have a very difficult baby. she doesn't cry often... just grunts when she's hungry. i am also very thankful for this.
to sum things up, goldie is very chill. she's happy i think.
this is all i could really ask for.