So yeah, still anxious – but it’s getting better.
She slept from 9pm to 6am. STRAIGHT THROUGH.
We brought her into the doctor yesterday, to be told she’s not sick (YEA!) (and, um, she now weighs 14.3 pounds!) But that she is a “reflux baby.” The solution you may ask? ONLY 4 ounces per feeding (we were doing 6 – erp), keep her upright for 20 minutes after feeding, and she can SLEEP in her car seat. It helps to keep her upright, and acid from floating up into her little esophagus. In theory, this should all abate after 3 months, but let me tell you, as tired as I am, only waking up every 40 minutes or so to just peek at her and not have to hold, cajole and walk around with her makes a WORLD of difference.
We think she’s settling into us, too.
OK, LOTS to do with this nap in place now. The least of which is shower. Um, I SO haven’t done that since Thursday! I can’t believe that.
One thing I have to keep in check is my communication with Narda. She caught me saying to our little snuggle-frog: “Maybe mommie will make you a bottle.” When I should have just said: “Narda, will you make a bottle?” I broke myself of that nasty habit with the cats, and now the snuggle-frog will pull me into that horrible pattern too, and I MUST break it before it roots itself into my psyche.
OK. Coffee time, both of my girls are napping. I get one later. I have to go to work tomorrow – it’s a mixed bag – glad to go in and get some stuff done, but not wanting to leave my girls. And to be honest, there is really something nice and magical about staying in one’s jammies all day and taking random naps ALL DAY LONG.