I'd like to be doing some other things right now, but I'm holding a baby. Baby who does not wish to be fed, have a diaper changed, or be asleep will only stop crying if I hold the baby. So, I'm holding the baby.
It's ok right now at a reasonable time of the evening. Dishes can wait. I don't really need to fold laundry right this minute. It's when we decide to play this game at 3am that it gets really old. We don't co-sleep and were told over and over again that it's unsafe to fall asleep while holding a baby, no matter how secure the position may be, so at 3am when being awake is a struggle, holding a baby who simply doesn't want anything else, not as much fun as it sounds.
Ok, baby has been asleep in my elbow for over 10 minutes now. I'm going to put the baby down in the bassinet.
1 minute and still appears to be sleeping peacefully.
5 minutes and she's getting noisy again.
It's going to be a long night.