Tuesday, November 19, 2013

6 week update

My baby is 6 weeks old.

I don't know how it happened, but she's not a new born anymore.
We're still trying to adjust to life and figure out our new normal.

  • 10.4 pounds (75th percentile)
  • starting to like the passy - but struggles to keep it in
  • eats every 2-3 hours 
  • spits up a lot
  • likes blankets/hands/a body up against her face
  • starting to smile!
  • starting to talk - her cooing melts my heart!
  • tracks us with her eyes
  • likes looking at lights

Gwen and Edie getting some rays.

I love, love, love these little furry shoulders.
 The kids have been fantastically helpful.
They just adore their little sister.

fuzzy head

And let me tell you how much I love Ryan loving his little girl!
He's been such a sweet heart to me, and is such a helper.  But he is just head over heels for this baby.  
 Ryan's always been a softie for babies.  When he sees babies, he likes to go up to them and admire their sweetness.  I think I took it for granted.  But when I was volunteering at Ironman, and was wearing Edie, a man came up and was cooing at her, and when he left, the ladies around me started talking about how cute that was.  They were saying how rare it is to find a guy that really likes babies.  Really?  Ryan LOVES babies, and especially our little ones.  I love it.  I'm so lucky.

In other Edie news, she hasn't pooped in 5 days!  Since this...

I looked it up online before making a Dr. appointment.  But apparently it's normal for exclusively breastfed babies.  I don't remember if Gwen or Drake did this.  But since babies bodies digest breast milk so efficiently, they don't have to poop a ton/often.  This is a change from her newborn weeks when she was pooping several times a day.  But it warns that when she does poop, it'll be a lot.  That picture above was after not pooping for two and a half days.  I'm scared for her next poo...

We're working on getting her on a schedule, and sleeping in her crib.  She takes at least one nap a day in her crib, and sleeps most of the night in her crib.  And last night she had her longest stretch between feedings - 6 HOURS!!  But I didn't sleep that long.  I woke up automatically for our 2 am feeding, but she was still asleep.  I think I woke up every twenty minutes after that making sure she was in fact still sleeping.  She didn't wake up until 3:40!  Crossing my fingers this happens again tonight!


MediocreMama said...

Ruby was the same way -- no poop for days then bam. Usually in public. Usually when I wasn't prepared. Totally normal but a little alarming, I agree. Look at that cute little babe. Nice job, McPhies.

Tawnya said...

I still can't believe you have another kid. And yeah, I love that Ryan loves babies. It's fun to see someone WANT to squish and mug on my wee ones.

Emily said...

Ahh she's so cute! I want to squish her. And thanks for making me throw up a little with the poop story/picture. HA. Actually Ansley will still go for days without pooping and she's four and a half. . . .

lorie said...

Send me your email! I'm at lorie.tucker@gmail.com

Tara T said...

love the pic of Drake holding her, it makes him look SO old!!
I'm so glad I finally got to hold and snuggle with her!! She's still so tiny!

Kari said...

She's so perfect! xo

Monica said...

So stinking cute! Adorable!! Love it... Makes me want another one;)