Wednesday, June 27, 2012

[Wednesday's Weekly Check-In] Week 10



Weight: Official unknown.  Estimated 11+  

Medical Issues:    The rash, cradle cap, is fading on her face.  Leaving some dry skin behind, but at least the bumps are disappearing.

Reflux seems to be diminishing too.  Sure, she spits up and sometimes full on vomits, but what baby doesn't?  The signs of being in pain and discomfort have subsided.  The arching, grunting, crying,  Still gets the hiccups at least once daily and chokes every now and then while feeding, but I'm pretty sure that's a let-down issue, not a reflux one.

Sleep:  Definitely getting into a routine.  It's not like clockwork, but for the most part she sleep from sometime between 8-10pm to 4-5am.  Nurse.  Back to sleep until 7ish.  Nurse.  Back to sleep until 9.



Now, regarding nap time, that's even better!  I finally hooked up her monitor and let her take her first nap in her crib last Thursday.  She didn't really fall asleep, but stayed calm just kicking and looking about the darkened room.  When I finally went up to get her, I got the biggest smile! Oh my god, my heart melted.  And they didn't stop there, the reciprocating smiles are starting to kick in where her whole face will light up.  She's smiled plenty before, but knowing she is smiling at me (or her daddy) on purpose. Ahhhh!  Love it!

(as I type, she's napping peacefully in her crib as I sit outside in the sun for the first time this year.. I may not be a ghost all summer after all!!)


Clothes: 0-3.  Trying to get as many outfits in as possible because I have a feeling this size will be short lived.  I'm hoping we can make it until the end of July. 1- because this size is the majority of her closet and 2-  it's all adorable summer clothes!


Social:

On Friday, we got a visit from Bopo (my dad).  Although A slept almost the whole day, Bopo got some snuggles in and then we all went out to (belated Father's Day) dinner when the Husband got home from work.  A slept through dinner, so we pushed it a bit further and stopped for milkshakes on the way home.  Sweet girl.


Saturday we left early in the morning to get on the road to Long Island.  Usually this trip is met with horrendous traffic- every.single.time., but amazingly, we hit none!  Ashlynn and I attended a friend's Baby Shower, while the boys/husbands (all college friends) all hung out in the sun all day.  After the shower we headed over to the guest of honor's house and spent the night.  A slept in the Rock N Play and did great the whole day, everyone just adored her (and how could you not?).  No meltdowns and despite being a bit over stimulated by her new surroundings, didn't fuss.


Crying: 

Same old.  Mainly cries when hungry.


Milestones:  

First Nap in Crib
First Reciprocating Smile
First Over Night Stay


4 comments:

  1. I have a 13 week old son (man, the time has flown!) and the card we got from our lactation consultant/hospital actually said frozen breast milk is good in a freezer for up to 6 months, and a deep freezer for up to a year. I double checked on kellymom.com and they also advocated this: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/

    It is a little different for premature infants, though - http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage-preemie/

    Just fyi for other readers. Love your little one - she's adorable!

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    1. OMG, thanks for catching that, Karen! I was going off the Kellymom preemie rules since that's what I reference when A was born (at 35 wks). I completely forgot that they were preemie specific.

      I actually wonder if it matters now, since she's back to where she should be for her non-adjusted age (was in the 50% for weight for a 2month old at 2mths). I'll have to ask her pedi!

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  2. Congrats on donating the milk. I donated some to a mom of adopted twin boys, and it was very rewarding. My daughter rarely takes a bottle, too, so I was happy to pass my milk along to someone who needed it! Way to go!

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    1. That's wonderful! I really would have liked to donate locally, but I wasn't able to find a resource in the area. I figured this would be the next best thing... anything that isn't dumping it out - it's liquid gold, for my baby or someone else's, it should at least be put to good use some how!

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