I’m typing this from my phone, so forgive the lack of interesting formatting and anything other than text. And probably a healthy smattering of typos. 🙂
So, does it surprise you to hear me say that I think my baby is the best?! For the past week, she’s been sleeping for five hours at night. She doesn’t always go right back to sleep after she eats – like she does during the day. But I just snuggle up with her and try to keep her quiet so Kyle can keep sleeping. And with the assistance of The Pacifier, she drifts off eventually.
I’ve been working halfheartedly on getting her on a schedule. Only halfheartedly because Iva’s got her own schedule — one that closely resembles the one in the book I’ve been reading. So I kinda just let her do her thing. (Along the Infant Way is the book I’ve been using – it’s a loaner from a friend. She highlighted the important stuff, so I cheat and just read the yellow parts.) Iva eats every three hours or so. I try to keep her up for a little playtime or bathtime or errand-running after each feeding. Then naptime, and she wakes up right in time for her next feeding. I think one thing I’ll need to do better about consistently is keeping her awake during the day so we can work out the issue of her not wanting to go back to sleep at night. I can see that that might be an issue when I go back to work.
She’s taken a few naps in her crib in the nursery a couple times the past few days. And tonight, I laid her down in there and she is asleep in there for the first time at night. So far, so good. Probably harder for me than her. 🙂
At her appointment last Thursday, she weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. She is in the 50th percentile for weight, height, and head circumference. A perfectly average-sized baby. 🙂
But far above average in beauty.