Friday, March 11, 2011

6 weeks old!

Kyleigh is 6 weeks old today! I can't believe how fast it is going by. I want it to stop and slow down. Seeing how fast this has gone by, and then looking at Ender and feeling like we were just here with him, and then seeing how big Julietta is, just makes my heart almost hurt. These years are so precious. I already feel like I've squandered time! I am pretty sure every mom feels that at some point. I don't think you can ever soak in as much as you want.
Anyway, Kyleigh is doing really good. Since I've cut milk out her rash on her bottom has cleared up, and we haven't had any more projectile vomiting! I did have a trace amount of milk one day and the next she was very fussy. However, it's hard to tell how much is milk and maybe what was a growth spurt! Napping is still hit or miss. She sometimes takes wonderful naps and other times still fights it so hard. Yesterday I started my internship and she slept the whole time at my moms, and we got home and she didn't take a nap the rest of the day! Nursing is still going great. Sometimes she gets really frustrated at my let down and how fast it is so she pulls away upset. She has gotten crazy fast. I am looking forward to her two month appointment to make sure she is gaining weight properly because she only nurses for around 8 minutes on one side and sometimes doesn't even want the next. I am thinking about going to a nursing meeting here in Raleigh. Maybe that would help! Night time sleep is different one night to the next. Some nights we are still every 3 hours and then like last night she did a 6 hour stretch and a 4 hour stretch! I am pretty much doing a demand schedule with a little bit of what I believe is important in babywise. I am not letting her go past 3 to 3.5 hours during the day and letting her go whatever at night. I won't let her go longer than that 6 though and I am thinking I might cut it down to 5. I really want to maintain some night time nursing to help my supply. But again she only nurses for 8 minutes sometimes and then sometimes doesn't do the other side. Kinda weird!
We still have no smiles from her yet.... I am looking forward to that so much. She doesn't really like anything put for us to hold her. She doesn't like her swing, or her bouncer. She can not be on the floor either because Ender is too rough! The other day he tried to pull her binky out and got mad when she wouldn't give it up and he smacked her face! Ouch!
I have lost 2 more pounds, so now I have 18 to go til pre-pregnancy weight! wow! But, now that we're at the 6 week mark working out has started. Hopefully I'll have more to report in that area :)
I am feeling great with no post pardum this time.  I haven't even had any baby blues which is awesome. This has been the best over all which makes me a little sad that I did get my tubes tied. I just keep trying to remind myself that we were advised by my doctor that I shouldn't have anymore, and trying to remind myself that the pain from my SPD was debilitating.
Anyhoo.... here's a picture from today.... I think she's getting bigger huh?!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy to hear that nursing is going well but sad to hear she is not sleeping well. You can't pick and choose, eh? Hang in there and good luck with you're internship. You rock! Also I feel like I squander time too. Bu then I ask the Lord for peace, which he gives and helps. It is still hard though!