Big Week, Big Girl

Monday, July 20, 2015

This week Fiona officially outgrew all her newborn clothes, got her vaccines, and started sleeping in her crib. We even had to adjust the car seats straps to the next notch, she is growing so fast! Big week for baby, but hard week for mama. I was sad to put away her newborn clothes, but at least there are a lot of cute outfits in her 3 month collection. 

I was nervous about putting her across the hall all night, but she has been sleeping through the night for a couple of weeks now and is getting pretty tall for the lounger that we keep by the bed (this girl has legs!). I was hoping I would get more sleep without hearing every little sigh and grunt she makes (or the sound of her kicking her lounger all night), but now I just watch her on the monitor. Me to Pat: "Can you see her breathing??" Every time I look at her in there she either has her feet in the air wiggling all around, or sleeping like a perfect angel. I kept with our normal routine of feeding in the dark, swaddled with arms out and listening to the sound machine,  and she slept in there like a champ!

At the doctor she loved laying on the table and kicking her little legs like crazy, tearing up the paper liner. She kept turning around to see that baby in the mirror. Totally mesmerized. Getting her vaccines wasn't too terrible, I did feel awful for her though. She was fussy all night and you could tell she was uncomfortable. Three shots in her legs left her pretty sore, but she got a lot of extra cuddles. The doctor said she dropped a little on the curve for percentile in weight, so I need to try and pump more milk into her feedings since she's no longer eating in the middle of the night. It could also be that she will just be long and lean, so hopefully she stays stable for her 4 month appointment.

And I just love this picture of her and her daddy, especially with her hair sticking out everywhere.
So stinking cute!

Two Months

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fiona girl is already over two months old and this sleeping through the night thing seems to be sticking around. Naps tend to be shorter during the day and she is awake longer, but usually a happy girl until the evening when she takes a quick ride on the fuss bus to frown town...
We made our first trip to Ohio last week, just me and the girls! Luckily they slept the whole car ride and when we arrived I handed them right over to grandma :) CeCe was on guard protecting the baby from the neighbors walking past and from all our visitors, so when we got home she was so exhausted, she hid in her crate for some peace and quiet.

Fiona still loves to be changed but she kicks so much, she's out of control! Feet right in her poop.

I only have three more weeks left of my maternity leave and I'm already getting nervous. Fi doesn't like taking a bottle and the few times we've left her she barely ate anything. Pat had her for about 8 hours while I went out of town for a bridal shower and she didn't eat at all. He had to put on ear protection because the poor thing wouldn't stop crying :(
It's a good thing she likes the new baby carrier, we may be wearing it for days at a time.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I totally get how sleep deprivation is used as a torture mechanism. Your mind and emotions do crazy things! Not having a full 8 hours of sleep in 8 weeks is really getting to me.
I have been trying to follow the suggestions in the BabyWise book for schedule and sleeping and Fiona's night time sleeping finally seems to have increased. I feed her every 2 1/2 - 3 hours during the day and aim for a bedtime of 9pm. Last night she woke up around 3am, but settled herself and woke up wanting to eat at 5am. Now granted I didn't' sleep the full 8 hours because I was laying in bed trying to be still so she didn't know I was awake... but I was happy none the less! Our progress with might time sleep seems to be two steps forward, one step back, so I don't anticipate her going 8 hours every night, but at least we know she is capable!

Pat and I have been able to have a few date nights out without the baby which has been so nice, but every time I have to wear something that isn't stretchy, I remember again that my shape is still not back to what it used to be and its always changing and its very frustrating! I only have a month left of maternity leave, so I'm hoping I can fit into some of my old clothes by the time I go back. I don't think yoga pants are considered business casual. Not yet anyway.