The last month has been loads of fun with the baby. On Mother's Day, she granted me a full night's sleep. and in the last week, is now consistently sleeping through the night (9 or 10 to 6 or 7). We have fun play time...her favorite entertainment is to watch us...who needs toys when there is a face to watch! and she's finally willing to do a little bit of tummy time every day and lift her head up. Not to mention it's easier to prop her in my lap now while I eat or do stuff on the computer.
The antacid medicine, once I figured out how to best give it to her, has helped a lot. She doesn't scream as long in the evening and she's more consolable. Especially once I figured out she is apparently sensitive to dairy in my diet. :( No lattes or ice cream for me for awhile.--although she doesn't seem to have too much issue with cheese. (I need to try soy out to see if that's problematic also...I may also have to give up caffeine again. For as little as I have each day, it's hard to tell--plus I only figured out the dairy issue this week so I have to give her a couple of days for that to work out of her system.)
I laughed every time someone mentioned how tiny she looked, until I saw a couple of new little ones at Mommy & me and realized how tiny they looked to me compared to my 25", almost 13# baby!
I also have come to realize, that like women's clothing sizes, baby clothing sizes vary brand to brand--even when you go by the weight/length approximations. Also, plastic tags are even more annoying on baby toys, washcloths, and clothes. How many are needed to attach things together! Geez!
I've also decided in the last month to not search/apply for any full-time teaching jobs next year. I love our days together. God will provide for us through the occasional freelance work and the part-time tutoring.Posted by Anna at June 19, 2010 11:06 AM | TrackBack