The other end of the spectrum

 Huzzah! Her fussy time was from 8-10 last night AND Dave was home, this means I only had to soothe an upset baby for one hour, getting enough milk into her that daddy could take over and get her to sleep πŸ™‚ this also means I got to bed at 11pm and stayed in bed until 11am, waking up only for 1 hour every 3 hours to feed. I also let her spend the entire night 10pm-6am in the basinette right beside me, like littlerally touching the bed, and I slept SO MUCH Better because of it, and then 6am-11am we cuddled and fed and napped in bed together, I think this is my ideal as we both get better rested if I don’t jump everytime she stirs waking her, instead I roll over and look at her and see if she is waking or just talking, and I don’t wake her if she isen’t waking. Then we get our cuddle, skin to skin sleep time for 4-5 hours in the morning.
She is like clockwork feeding every 3 hours, and if she runs over my breasts wake me up to remind me, this morning she overslept 20 minutes and I woke up in a puddle of breastmilk telling it was time for her to eat, it’s so crazy cool. Did I mention I love nursing, I have not had even soar nipples yet at nearly 2 weeks of feeding. If she is gaining as she should, which I will find out Tuesday then I will be a super happy nursing mama. God knows she is sucking and swallowing, and putting out enough dirty and wet diapers, all good signs, I just don’t know the amount she is taking in each feeding, and she sucks between 15-40 minutes at each feeding depending on her level of alertness and mood. This morning she nursed for an hour straight, she wanted so much she spit up afterwards for like the second time in her life, and her belly was actually distended  with milky fullness. Then 1.5 hours later she was asking to nurse again (by latching on to Dave’s chin πŸ™‚ ) and she ate for another 20 minutes before rolling off in a booby slumber. I guess the growth spurt is still impacting her, I thought we were through the other end.

Dave is off today and I am so happy. He ran out to Tim Hortans at 10am and came back with coffee’s, breakfast sandwiches and doughnuts. We had a lovely morning. I had a bath with the baby (she likes bathing with me now) and then we all just chilled out basking in the sunlight comming in through the window. Dave just went out to take the dog to the dog park, and E and I are just kicking back, later we are going to Value Village to look for some more tiny clothes that she can wear til her 0-3 months start to fit. Plus I just want to get outta the house. I am happy because Dave’s mom arrives from Toronto next weekend for 2 weeks, then a weekish later my darling friend Colleen  is coming from Toronto as well for a while, a week or more (stay a month πŸ™‚ ) and I am soooo excited to have the company and help. 

I guess all in all today is one of those good days. I am a happy momma.  

Oh I got 2 more Thirsties in the mail today that I got for 8$ from baby half off, (OMG DO NOT order the Melon, I expected like Cantelope, light orange, it’s like neon pumpkin dude, I hate the colour I was so dissapointed) anyways, she now has 5 small thirsties and they are the size of half of her body..it’s hard to imagine her ever  fiiting into them and they are smalls? Crazy. I didn’t even realise she would be so small, especially since on paper she dosen’t sound that small, 20.5 inches is not small, and 6.12 oz is also not that small, I mean it’s not 9lbs, but I just had no concept how tiny she would be.

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on February 5, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. sounds like you guys are in tune!

  2. Thirsties run SUPER big. Sof was 7lb 12oz at birth and her extra small Thirsties cover was gigantic on her for weeks.
    It’s sweet hearing how much you enjoy her and how you’re finding what calms her, etc. You are such a living mama ❀

  3. Not that you have time for more laundry, but I use to wash EDS clothes on hot or warm or even cold and give them a good dose of the dryer to shrink them. They end up shrinking like that after five or so washings anyway so I figure they might as well fit earlier, because even if he out grows them it won’t be any sooner.
    I am so happy reading how much you two enjoy her and parenting.
    I also find that fathers can be good calmers. It is like little babies smell the milk on you and only want that for comfort.

    • I never even thought about shrinking clothes. Hmm I wonder if that would work for us.
      I do enjoy parenting, overall, no doubt there are challenges and sleep deprivation makes everything seem so much bigger, as you know haha, but she is my gift and I love her.
      It’s important to me that Dave be able to calm her, it’s hard sometimes to pass her over, but I don’t want to be the only nuturer in the house either.

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