I cannot believe it's been one week since God brought Rogue into our lives. This week went better than Solis's first week, mainly b/c we have some clue what we're doing now and he's slightly different than her. But don't get me wrong, it was still exhausting and the baby blues had me tearing up at any time of the day! I hope to write a labor post this weekend. So going backwards here. This is what our first week looked like:
Eating: Rogue latched on right away in the hospital and was a great nurser. But once we got home, he became a sleepy newborn and fell asleep within a few minutes of nursing. It was very hard to keep him awake to take a full feeding. And that is one of the goals of babywise. I'm hoping as the weeks roll by, he will wake up more and concentrate on his feedings. I nurse 8-9 times a day.
Waketime: We wake Rogue up from his naps (or his piercing cry tells us he's up), change his diaper, and then I nurse him. From start to finish, he might only be up 45-50 minutes. So he really doesn't have waketime activities yet. One mistake we made with Solis was trying to keep her up longer. Didn't realize back then that babies need A LOT of sleep.
Naps: Rogue took pretty good naps this week. He took most of his naps in a rock and play, swaddled with white noise. By the end of his first week, I figured out that he needs to go down 45-50 minutes after he woke from his previous nap. He would then sleep 1.5-2 hours. Evening naps were tougher though. He cried a lot and we were lucky if we got 45 min-1 hour naps.
Night Sleep: On average, he would give us 2.5-3 hour stretches. I'll take that for week one. I nurse him around 10:30pm/2am/5am. He sleeps in his crib at night, swaddled with white noise. But he makes it into our bed after the 5am feeding and we sleep till Solis gets up around 8.
Schedule: There is no schedule right now, just a routine. I feed him every 2.5-3 hours. Then right down for a nap. Repeat 8-9x a day!
Our ice cream date :)
Shaun went back to work on Friday. Sad day for us all but we survived!
Loving on her brother.