These seem to be the constant worries of a new Mom, oh and pooping. Is she sleeping enough, is she eating enough,,, oh is she sleeping too much? Am I feeding her too much? hmmmm that poop looks weird.,..oh no, shes not pooping. Welcome to my world, these are the things that were constantly going through my head and just when I think i have it figured out.,..Its changed. Anyways, now, for now anyways.. I have got it figured out! She is sleeping beautifully!! I don't question it, she sleeps roughly 10 hours interrupted sleep at night and a 2 hour nap in the morning and a 2 hour nap in the afternoon! I know, that great eh? There are probably moms out there that envy me right now! I have many friends with sleepless babies or ones that have trouble falling asleep. Not mine, she gets tired and at the first signs of tiredness ( rubbing eyes, pushing her face into my shoulder) I put her in her bed and put on her blankies, I rub her head for a minute and kiss her goodnight, she plays with her blankies quietly for a few minutes and off to sleep she goes! Every day is the same! She is able to fall asleep on her own even if she wakes in the night! I know, this may change, I really am enjoying it now while it lasts!!
Eating is a little different, she was doign so well, she was eating cereal, veggies, fruits and now meat. We seemed to have regressed a little. She will only eat fruit and sometimes a spoonful or two of veggies. I think she got the taste for sweet and the hell with the rest!! LOL I am not too worried about it for now! She will eat most things if she is starved! She is still eating on average about 30 oz of formula a day.
Pooping? Do you really wanna know? Well you know she had the milk allergies before and all the trouble with diahrea, well now we have solid poops, yup!! She is a pretty regular kid, not much to report now or worry about in the poop department :-)
Well, her mommy wants her to have one :-) That means we will embark on another IF adventure, hopefully we will be as lucky as we were with Shelby-Anne :-) Today we finish up some preliminary testing and sometime in the next few months we will start the journey. I will keep you posted :-)
I think I may have mentioned on more than one occasion that my baby spits up. Wait,,, let me rephrase that, she PUKES, I mean projectile vomit. I am so sick of wiping and changing bibs and cleaning the floor and my hair, my socks,, well I think you are getting the visual. The doctor said that one day it would go away. Believe me, living with a pukey baby, a week seems long, little alone 6 months. Well 6 months seems to be the magic number! I was thinking this in my head last week, but I really didn't want to jinx it!! I think its safe ( knock on wood) to safe shes not a pukey baby anymore!! Hooray for small miracles!
She has been sleeping like a champ for 3 days now! She has never ever slept this good. She has been sleeping roughly 7pm-5am and 2 - 2 hours naps!! WOW! I have struck the jackpot.,,, before I jump up and down, I will be cautious as it could be a trick. Perhaps she saw the lack of sleep and frustration in my eyes and is giving me a break! Whatever it is............. I love it!! I hope it stays! Her two new lil teeth are so cute! :-)
So Shelby went for her 6 month check-up last week! It seems my little dinosaur has slowed down in growth. She is 20 lbs and 28.5 inches long! On the charts, she is average size of an 11 month old! Yay Shelby!
She didnt like the vaccinations this time at all! She looked like she knew exactly what was coming! I felt so bad for her! She cried for half hour and they heard her next door at the dentist! It just breaks my heart when she is in pain!
Doc says she looks real healthy, she has a perfect size head! She is a little on the roley poley side as she cant touch her toes haha, kinda like her Dad lol
She has 2 teeth that have broken the surface!! I will try and get a picture soon! I felt really bad for her, for almost a week she hasn't been sleeping and eating. Now she cant seem to get enough food and sleep! :-)
She still isnt rolling by herself, she did once, but I think it was a fluke. The doctor said it may because she is bigger lol She just doesnt seem interested, she slidesd around and drags herself on her back! She seems content,. She is really trying to sit up now, she can sit for a short bit by herself!
We have moved onto meats, and different veggies and fruits! She loves everything, especially blueberries!
I hadn't really thought about what this was going to entail...until now! She is full force teething :-( I can see the whites of two teeth popping through on the bottom. She is miserable! She wont eat, she is cranky and is not sleeping well. She use to sleep all night, now she is up a couple times. I feel so bad for her, I have broke down and given her Tempra, seems to help for awhile. I have order some teething tablets, all natural. Just when I think she may be feeling better, she out of sorts again. I hope it passes soon!
Its been a long journey getting to here. Our little miracle angel didnt come easy. After struggling with infertilty, alot of heartache and tears, we did IVF. We are so grateful to the Ottawa Fertility Centre and all of their doctors! We were successful at our first attempt! Shelby truly is a miracle, a gift from a higher power!