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 🙂 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 🙂 ) 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 🙂 ) 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.