Monday, October 11, 2010

Guess Who.... 7 weeks today already!?
My the time is flying, and going incredibly slow all at the same time. : )
One of these days I'd like to share my feelings about things from these first weeks but today I'd like to share a little bit about Brooklyn.
Dearest Brooke, Unfortunately your 7th week of life has brought you your second cold already!! You woke up yesterday a snotty, runny mess. Not sure where you got it since neither of your sisters are showing signs of a cold. Thankfully still you're the sweetest, most well-behaved little one ever. The cold doesn't seem to effect you too much, you just get a little gaggy when you eat if you're too snotty, but a good suction helps you out.
Due to my intense pain with breastfeeding I was pumping most of your feedings but gradually I am starting to breastfeed again. Today I exclusively breastfed you all day. You are much quicker these days and, although its still painful afterwards, during is feeling better. You do great with breastfeeding and bottle feeding. You eat almost like clockwork now. I feed you at 9am, 12pm, 3, 6, 8, 12am, 3, and 6 give or take a half hour. Its nice you're pretty predictable. You'll learn this soon enough but mommy loves routine. : ) You sleep at night from 8-9 but are up for 3 feedings. Mommy is looking forward to kicking a couple of those soon, k? You take an hour to hour and half morning nap, 3 hour afternoon nap, and a little 30-45 minute nap in the early evening. You stay awake for an hour and half and then you're ready for a nap. I used to just put you in the swing and you'd go right to sleep but I'm trying to break you of that. For one I don't want you to need the swing to fall asleep and two I want you in your room so your sisters don't disturb you. I get you nice and sleepy, lay you down, snuggle your blankie up to your cheek and usually after a couple of paci re-inserts you're asleep.
Things you love: you love to have a blankie snuggled up to your cheek when its time to sleep, you like your paci to get you sleepy but you tend to spit it out to actually fall asleep, you love your feet rubbed, you definitely sleep better on the move, you love lights, you like sitting in laps facing whoever is holding you instead of being cradled, you love watching your sisters, and being snuggled up to go to sleep.
I have gotten a couple smiles out of you but I think you may be a serious baby like Bella was. You have the same furrowed brow she had/has.
You do not, so much, enjoy bath time. Also getting dressed is not your favorite thing either.
Other than that you are a perfectly happy, content baby!
Happy 7 weeks my sweet Brooklyn Blythe, we're so happy you've joined our family!


HeatherOz said...

Happy 7 weeks Brooklyn!
She is so adorable!!

Kelly said...

Oh my, she is such a cutie!! I'm glad you're able to start bf again - I know you've had a rough time :(

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