Weight: Since she was 7lb 10oz on Monday, May 21st, I'm guessing she's most likely in the 8lb ballpark now.
Medical Issues: After watching her more closely and doing some symptom research, it seems our little Pip has Silent Reflux. The back arching and grunting has been going on for as long as we can remember. We originally just thought it was baby stuff and growing pains. Then two weeks ago, she starting getting really fussy after waking up and again right before she was going to eat. I thought it was a let-down issue (which it could still be), but now after a weekend of more spitting up, shrill cries and needing to be burped, frequent hiccups (also from day 1), it seems she fits the bill.
On Friday, I thought she was starting a growth spurt - again she may be - but after the weekend of the symptoms getting progressively worse and a baby that needed to snuggle 24/7, I've called the pediatrician. She agreed it sounds like reflux and suggested I make a few changes. I've cut out caffeine ::tear:: and dairy ::full out sobs::.
I'm hoping to see some changes by the end of the week.
Sleep: Mostly good. On average, she'll get a four and half hour stretch. However, on Friday night she slept from 10:30pm to 6am! It's just too bad that I wake up every hour or two.
Clothes: Newborn. Mainly onesies and summer pieces. It's been too hot for long sleeve sleeper pjs.
Visitors: Auntie Abby (my BF) came over on Friday. It was so nice to have some adult interaction while the Husband was at work. Sometimes I think I might go crazy from singing, and subsequently making up my own words to, nursery rhymes.
Crying: Our little happy sleepy baby has become a bit of a crier. However, she doesn't really have a colicky cry as she does just a loud one when needing to be burped or uncomfortable from the reflux bothering her. It doesn't last long, but it sure breaks my heart to see her pain. Overall, I'd just classify her as fussy.
We finally started Tummy Time for real this week. Up until now, we've been doing it while she lays on our chest and she works on lifting her head. I finally broke out the playmat and starting giving her a little time each day on her belly for her to hold her head up and even scoot along a bit by pushing with her legs. Some days she lasts longer than others, averaging about five minutes before she's had enough.