Tuesday, July 27, 2010

All By Myself

Yesterday EZ went back to work and it was just me and Piper. How did things go???

We had a little snuggle time when she woke up (this was around 8am):

After that, the day was a blur...she slept a total of 5 hours from 8am until 10pm. Aren't babies suppose to sleep more? What could she be doing during those awake times??? It went something like this: feed me for 30 min, rest for 10 min then repeat. I kid you not...this child ate ALL day. I had a couple meltdowns as I was exhausted and felt like my boobs were failing me!

Then at 10pm when she went to "sleep" to what I was hoping would be awhile, I was blessed with the BEST night of sleep yet! She slept 3 1/2 hours (the most yet), then 2 hours then 2 and then 3 hours. Oh wow, I was so happy this morning and the feedings were relatively short (only 30 min each).

Today has been good so far. A walk this morning followed by our 2 week checkup at the doctor. I can't believe she is 2 weeks old already. She weighed in at 7lbs 6 oz so we are gaining lots of weight. They told me she was is the 50% for height and the 25% for weight, but that is all relative since she is only two weeks old.

Now that we had a little snack at the doctors...she is sleeping peacefully in the car seat:


If the shoe FITZ.... said...

They go through periods of crazy schedules, but my take has been that if they are awake and eating during the day then they will sleep more at night (and so far it has worked with both kids). Good luck with being a mom, and Piper is beautiful!

Lafonda said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job. It is funny with Frank I remember feeling like a cow constantly feeding him and now with Edward if he goes 45 minutes to an hour during the day without eating I feel like it has been forever since I have fed him. I agree with the other poster though; the more they eat and are awake during the day definitely helps with the night.

Having them be a lot of work and not letting you sleep has its advantages too. For example Edward is being so good with letting me sleep that I am already saying things like, "We could have another one"...dangerous, very dangerous.

Krista said...

Sounds like a growth spurt. I can remember a day or two at a time when I felt like I didn't even leave the couch because Amelia nursed non stop. Just remember on those days to take a deep breath and camp out on the couch or in bed with no pressure to do other things. It will get easier - I promise!