Friday, May 30, 2014

3 weeks [babywise]

3 weeks
Our little baby is 3 weeks old!  
I am so in love with this sweet babe and cannot imagine my life without him.  
Even on those evenings when his cries are heart wrenching.  
For the most part, he eats well and sleeps good.  
However, he's not one of those easy going babies who will sleep in a car seat wherever we go but neither was Solis so it's nothing new to us.

Memorial Day stars & stripes
Eating: Rogue has only been eating 7 times a day.  Sometimes 8.  Solis was eating 9-10 times at this age.  I would be worried but he's gaining more weight than recommended (He gained 12 oz in a week!).  He still falls asleep every time he nurses and I have to work at making sure he's getting a full feeding.  He gets an evening bottle with daddy and chugs it in less than 10 minutes-fully awake.  He loves those bottles and so do I!

Waketime: Still no waketime activities.  Eating/burping/diaper change takes 40-45 minutes and by that time, I get him swaddled, hold him for a few minutes, then put him down for a nap.  When he gets his bottle in the evening, we give him his bath or just sit with him in bed and talk to him b/c it's practically the only time all day we get to see him with his eyes open!

Naps: Naps were great this week.  We put him down wide awake for all of them (except the night feedings).  Sometimes he would fall asleep without crying.  Other times, he would cry 5-10 minutes and then fall asleep.  I had to wake him from most of his naps except on Thursday.  Oh boy, on Thursday, he woke screaming from all his naps and I got him up early.  Rough day.  I guessed he was going through a growth spurt.  His naps were a little shorter than usual and I fed him every 2.5 hours instead of 3.

Night Sleep: Rogue slept over 5 hours for 5 nights this week!  Solis didn't do her first 5 hours till she was 5 weeks.  Praying this continues b/c it's pretty.darn.awesome.

Schedule: We start our day around 8 and then feed every 3 hours from there.  (8, 11, 2, 5, 8, dream feed around 10:30, MOTN feeding).  Solis didn't have any type of consistent schedule like this until month 2.  We are very happy with Rogue's progress so far.  It definitely helps going through this once before.

Solis: She's still adjusting to life with a brother.  Solis doesn't like sharing me and it's something we talk and pray about daily.  Before Rogue, we had an activity everyday of the week so this kid has major cabin fever.  Thank goodness Shaun only has 2 more weeks of school left.  We signed her up for lots of activities this summer!

2 tired parents and 2 uncooperative kids on Memorial Day....good times! :)