Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Three Weeks, Sophia!

I can't believe we are just days away from the big One Month! This three week update is about 6 days late, but I'm taking the "better late than never," philosophy with child number two, because I have heard of how often things slip completely with the second! At least it is getting done at all!

I am also coming to terms with the fact that I don't have as much time for portraits with Sophia like I did with Grace. Not to mention the fact that she has never EVER had a newborn sleepy day like you think of newborns having. I blame that on the gas.

Clothes: She wears size one diapers and is in newborn clothes. I really wanted to put her in a gown (is that what they are called? a nightgown for newborns, ha!) but when I dug through our clothe bins I found them in the 3-6 month bin, which was odd. The size said 0-6 months but when I held it up to Sophia she would have been drown in all of that fabric. Too big!

Sophia always seems to get her foot out of her pajamas or pants- or get it stuck in awkward positions!
Food: Sophia is a nursing champ. She's getting more efficient and, by the end of this week, she could nurse for 12-15 minutes per side and be finished. Of course, she never really wants to be done, unless she falls asleep on the job!

Sleep: Her sleep schedule was erratic at best. Some days were good, some days were not. Honestly, I know a big part of the problem is that I have been just sleeping until I have to get up, instead of setting a start time for our day. I know that will help get her sleep more organized into a pattern.

She sleeps in her pack n play in the family room during the day, and at night she sleeps in her crib in her room, unless she wakes up and starts crying, at which point one of us will take her down to the family room so that Grace is not woken up. We are going to have to bite the bullet and get over this soon though, because otherwise she'll never sleep for longer chunks!

a behind the scenes outtake- Sophia all posed for her pictures, Grace on the floor getting her diaper changed, and Ian being super dad!
*Thanks for all of your gassy baby advice! I cut out milk and we are giving her gas drops around the clock and it's starting to help. I'm also finally able to bicycle her legs- before she was so stiff and balled up, it made it difficult.
*She still hates to get her diaper wet/dirty!
*Sophia seems to like music and has enjoyed having her Mimi around to sing to her!
*Sophia's Mimi went home on Thursday after 3 wonderful weeks of being together. It was so special and SO helpful to have her around as an extra pair of hands during those first days!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

KG's feet used to come out of the foot spot as well. I found that if I put sock on him they stayed put :) She is a beautiful baby!