Just wanted you all to know I am here!
Things in babyland are good.
Working on sleeping through the night.
Been thinking on Babywise. I may not go full in. I'm not sure I can maintain that rigorous schedule. I mostly just want her to go to sleep on her own and sleep through the night. So rather than a schedule, we just have a routine. And a semi schedule.
Whenever her first feed of the day is (depending on when she fed during the night, if at all) I know that every 3-4 hours for the rest of the day I'll be feeding then. I'm trying to put her in her crib for naps some, in her swaddle blanket. Before I only used it at night. I'm hoping to get her to nap for 2 hours, as right now she only does an hour. But then sometimes she does 3. It's not very consistent.
I am starting to watch her cues to put her down for a nap before she gets too fussy. About 90 minutes to 2 hours from the time she wakes up seems to work.
Last night I got her to sleep from 10 to 5. She woke up 3 times but I just went in and gave her the pacifier and she settled back down. We'll see how tonight goes.
I think she is starting to develop a "fussy" time of day. I hear this is quite normal. It's from about 5 to 8. It's not horrible, she's just more discontented than usual. It makes car rides during this time potentially miserable, as getting strapped in to the car seat is not her favorite anyway. She just needs more holding and attention during these hours and doesn't smile very much.
She is most smiley when she first wakes up and in the hour before bed.
Friday is her 2 month checkup. I'll update her stats then.
I should have more blog time this coming week as we'll be visiting family- so there'll be lots of eager arms to hold her. But I'm starting to see times that only momma can comfort her. I like that a little. It's a double-edged sword.
I go back to work the 18th. I'm sure there will be tears for me.
I'm starting Weight Watchers. Want to take advantage of burning extra calories through breast feeding and get back to my wedding day weight. That's 20 pounds lighter than now.
I'm hoping the app will make doing it so much easier.