Infant Development is amazing
At only 8 days old, we have already seen these changes:
-Her lost glazed over look is gone, replaced by a focused and intense stare. She see’s us now and is really examining us and learning.
-She is alert way more often and for longer periods then she was even two days ago, hope this means her jaundice levels are obsolete and thus she is less groggy.
-She is rarely sleeping silently anymore, this was confusing to me this morning as I kept waking up to see if she wanted to nurse, and she didn’t she was just talking in her sleep. She used to sleep silently except when she was stirring to wake up and eat, now she talks to herself, groans, moves, makes faces, cries out, all in a deep sleep..it’s awesome to watch and I so want to know what she is dreaming.
-She is cooing way more these days.
Tommorow is her first Well Baby appointment at my doctors, I can’t wait to see how her weight is doing now that my milk is in and she is nursing so much. Her typical nursing pattern has been 15-20 minutes on one boob, then fall asleep, so I lift her off, burp her and then put her on the other breast for as long as she want’s which is again 15-20 typically. Anyhow, her poops have been comming out foamy and I read on LLL forums that it’s fine and normal so long as it’s yellow and thin, but it could be she is not getting enough hindmilk so try blockfeeding, so I will try that for a few days and see what happens.
She is still waking up at 10pm looking for a party and then getting super cranky around 11pm til 1ish, but last night she didn’t cry as much cause Dave kept her in a dark room with limited stimulation. Thing is she want’s to suck, she roots and roots, but she dosen’t want to nurse, she is not hungry and dosen’t want the milk and get’s pissy at the boob and pulls off and dosen’t want my milk..but Dave put his finger in her mouth last night and she sucked happily away for half an hour, then he passed her to me, I nursed her for 20 minutes and we both feel asleep. So she is soothed by sucking, but dosen’t want to nurse…makes me want to give her a pacifier but the fear of additional nipple confusion stops me..so I guess she will have to do with Dave’s finger until she figures out how to suck her own..