Stefani's most-fantastical-reads book montage

Crooked Kingdom
Six of Crows
Yellow Brick War
The Wicked Will Rise
Charm & Strange
Their Fractured Light
These Broken Stars
Big Little Lies
I'll Be There
Red Queen

Stefani's favorite books »

Monday, September 21, 2009

1 Week Old Already...

Length: 21 inches by my measurement but I'm no expert on measuring wiggly babies... but that's about an inch and a half growth spurt.
Weight: 6 lbs. 8.4 oz.
Feeding Schedule: We've been working really hard to get Addison back up to her birth weight of 6 lbs. 14 oz. so we have been instructed to feed her at least every 3 hours (more often if she is awake and seems hungry). It makes for long nights because each feeding has to be completed by the end of the third hour which means that we get to sleep, at most, for 2 hours and 30 minutes at a stretch. We want to breastfeed but she is VERY hard to wake up and we were spending a hour trying to get her to nurse during the night. After our visit to the ABC clinic today (I LOVE that place!) we will continue breastfeeding when she is awake and alert during the day but I'll also be pumping so we can feed her with a bottle at night.
Sleeping Schedule: Right now she really only is awake to feed, have her diaper changed, and for short periods after she eats. She spends almost all day and night sleeping soundly. I'm jealous.
Milestones: We've had lots of firsts this week - first day home, first car ride, first panicked call to the doctors office, first (sponge) bath, first trip around the block in the stroller...
Best Moment This Week: Holding her on my chest right after she was born and breastfeeding for the first time.
Parenting Wisdom: Listen to your gut. We had to call the doctor about her spitting up and poops because we weren't sure if she was sick or not. We may have seemed like overprotective, inexperienced parents but we thought something wasn't right and we did something about it. Now we know what is normal (and what's not) and we slept better that night because of it. Same thing goes with our breastfeeding issues - I was in pain and unable to nurse so we made the call to pump and bottle feed her for the day instead. It's not ideal but it worked for us and we got kudos for it at the ABC clinic today.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Total Pageviews